service awards. This will be our seventh year of recognizing outstanding secondary and post-secondary classroom educators as well as industry and community partners who support the advanced manufacturing industry in Florida. Twenty one outstanding and dedicated educators and advanced manufacturing professionals from all over the state have been recognized to date.
Selection committee will announce winners by November 1, 2014. FLATE Awards are reviewed and judged by our Industry Advisory Committee using a point leveled rubric and score tally sheet. They return their recommendations to FLATE after reviewing all the completed nomination forms. We hope that the two-step process will make the nomination process easier for everyone. By bringing the nominee into the process, the nominee can help document his, or her own accomplishments.
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).