2021 FLATE MANUFACTURING AWARDS
The Awards represent our efforts to recognize leaders who have been at the forefront of manufacturing workforce education and training. This is the fourteenth year of the awards program, and is one of FLATE’s many efforts to showcase and recognize the contributions of educators and industries in advancing technician education and training on a regional and statewide level.
About the FLATE MANUFACTURING AWARDS
The Florida Advanced Technological Center (FLATE) and FloridaMakes, are working together to coordinate the 2021 FLATE Awards and recognition program. This will be our 13th year of recognizing educators as well as industry and community partners who support the advanced manufacturing industry in Florida FLATE Awards are geared to recognize secondary and post-secondary educators, and industry professionals for their outstanding contributions to promote and support technology education and careers awareness in manufacturing. Awardees are recognized under three separate categories and includes individuals in any manufacturing area including economic development, industry, education and administration.
FLATE award winners are selected from nominations submitted from all across the state. Nominees are judged by an Awards Committee made up of industry representative(s), FAITE board member(s), past awardee(s), and member(s) of the FloridaMakes Workforce Leadership Committee. The Awards Committee reserves the right to select award recipients that do not meet FACTE’s membership requirements.
2021 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award:
The FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Secondary Educator of the year award recognizes a high school educator for outstanding contributions to manufacturing and/or engineering technology education. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs and have shown a professional commitment towards manufacturing industry. To learn more about this award criteria click here.
2021 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award:
The FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award recognizes a community college or technical school educator for outstanding contributions to manufacturing and/or engineering technology education and training of today’s advanced manufacturing workforce. Nominees for the award must have demonstrated an impact on technology education at the local, state, and/or national level. To learn more about this award criteria click here.
2021 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Partner Service Award:
The FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Partner Service Award recognizes key personnel for outstanding contributions to promote technology education and career awareness in support of manufacturing. This award includes nominees working in any manufacturing area such as economic development, industry, education and administration. Awardees must have demonstrated an impact on technology education at the local, state, and/or national level. The award represents FLATE’s commitment to recognize colleagues who made significant contributions to the outreach, education, and training of today’s advanced manufacturing workforce. To learn more about this award criteria click here.
- February 26 – Nomination form I. To be completed by nominators.
- March 30 – Nomination form II. To be completed by nominees.
- April 30 – Award selections reviews completed.
- May 5 – Award recipients and principal nominators receive notifications.
- July 19-21 – Best Practice Award Winners Panel at FACTE’s Annual Conference & Trade Show.
- July 27 – 28– Award winners’ recognition at the 2021 MakeMore Manufacturing Summit.
Congratulations to the 2020 FLATE Award Winners!
The 2020 FLATE Award Recipients are:
- Todd Thuma, a teacher from Mulberry High School, will receive the Manufacturing Secondary Educator of the Year Award.
- Alan Zube, a professor from Florida State College at Jacksonville, will receive the Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator of the Year Award
- Shannon Guzman, the Regional Director for Chromalloy Castings, will receive the FLATE Distinguished Partner Manufacturing Service Award of the Year.
For more information on the 2020 Awardees read the FLATE Focus Article!