Who Becomes a partner?


  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • High Schools
  • Others


  • Local
  • Regional
  • State-Wide



  • Local
  • State
  • Civic

Partner Projects

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FLATE Partners


Local and state government, workforce, and economic development organizations are crucial in encouraging and strengthening the educational delivery system in our state. Government partners can assist the Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center of Excellence, to help promote manufacturing education in a variety of ways. Here are just a few examples.


  • Promote community awareness and recognition of manufacturing’s importance to the economy  
  • Promote scholarship/award opportunities  
  • Facilitate/complement promotional efforts for manufacturing 
  • Promote government and economic development support for FLATE
  • Help FLATE assess the regional impact of manufacturing education


Our Governmental Partners

Chamber of Commerce Organizations

Greater Hernando County
Greater Tampa
Upper Tampa Bay

Economic Development Councils

Central Florida
Eastern Hillsborough
Florida’s Great Northwest, Inc
Greater Tampa Committee of 100
Hernando County
Hillsborough County
Lake Wales
Manatee County
Ocala/Marion County
Pinellas County
Pasco County
Polk County
Sarasota County
Tampa Bay Partnership
Team Santa Rosa

Other Organizations

Enterprise Florida
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Department of Education
Florida High Tech Corridor Council
Port of Tampa
Workforce Florida

Workforce Investment Boards

  • CLM Workforce Connection
  • Heartland Workforce Investment Board
  • Pasco-Hernando Jobs and Education Partnership
  • Polk Works
  • Suncoast Workforce Development Board
  • Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance
  • Work Net Pinellas
  • Workforce Central Florida
  • Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast
  • Worksource