The Florida Forum on Engineering Technology (E.T. Forum) is an important vehicle to bring together the diverse and geographically dispersed colleges with common issues and challenges. The Forum is a semiannual 2-day meeting of community college engineering technologies faculty in Florida. FLATE utilizes the Forum to strengthen its Technology Consortium; share its activities and projects; provide professional development; bring industry and academics together; engage faculty and administrators in statewide curriculum reform; and keep in touch with new and ongoing college program issues and concerns.
E.T. Forum Impacts
- Led curriculum reform for statewide associate degree programs
- Provided a foundation for strong partnerships between colleges
- Started reform and reorganization of common course numbering for relevant courses
- Unified input to Perkins IV state implementation plan
- Supported CAPE and other CTE legislation
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As of Fall 2023, the ET Forum has met fifty-one times since 1996 at 24 different colleges around the state. You can find ET Forum presentations and resource files on FLATE’s Wiki, filed by year.
- Date: March 30-31, 2023 – Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL
- Date: November 18, 2022 – Location: Virtual
- Date: March 31-April 1, 2022 – Broward College North Campus, Coconut Creek, FL
- Date: October 26, 2021 – Hybrid (Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando FL & Virtual)
- Date: March 19 and March 26, 2021 – Location: Virtual
- Date: October 9 and October 16, 2020- Location: Virtual
- Date: April 17 and April 24, 2020- Location: Virtual
- Date: October 17-18, 2019 – Seminole State College, Central Florida
- Date: March 28-29, 2019 – Suncoast Technical College, Sarasota, FL
- Date: November 1-2, 2018 – St Petersburg College, St Petersburg, FL
- April 12-13, 2018 – South Florida State College, Avon Park, FL
- September 21-22, 2017 – College of Central Florida
- March 30-31, 2017 – Chipola College
- Sept 22-23, 2016 – Daytona State College
- Mar 31-April 1, 2016 – Lake Sumter State College
More information, presentations files, handouts, etc can be found on FLATE’s wiki filed by year behind the presentation button.