Congratulations to FLATE’s Executive Director, Dr. Marilyn Barger for being inducted into Epsilon Pi Tau,, the International Honor Society for Technology and Education. Dr. Barger was inducted based on the recommendation of colleagues from ITEEA during a special initiation ceremony for new exemplary practice members during the 74th International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Conference in Long Beach, CA on March 16, 2012. Plans are currently in progress to establish a Florida chapter at one of FLATE’s partner colleges.For more information contact Dr. Marilyn Barger at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit on the Epsilon Pi Tau, ITEEA’s official honor society visit www.epsilonpitau.org.
Kudos to Jennifer McNelly, FLATE NVC Member
Jennifer McNelly, a current serving member of the FLATE National Visiting Committee has been appointed as president of the Manufacturing Institute–the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). McNelly will assume her new role as president effective April 2012. Congratulations Jennifer from the FLATE team!
The State of Florida has the third largest population in country, with an official 2020 estimate of 21.5 million persons and approximately 58% of the population is in the civilian labor force (12,600,000).
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FloridaMakes and FLATE Announces Partnership with the Florida Department of Education to Promote Economic Opportunity Through Manufacturing Workforce Education.