Year Award. She was also the former program director, instructor and advocate of the Engineering Technology and Construction Management Technology program at the State College of Florida. (You can read about her and the Award in the December 2012 edition of the FLATE Focus). Choquette says the Award ‘was one of the most rewarding recognitions I could have received for my time and dedication.’ Then too, all the rewards that came with teaching were not enough to sate her true passion for practicing engineering. After five years of giving advice to students to become innovators/job creators in the community, Adrienne took that advice herself and applied what she preached into practice. In 2013 she passed her P.E. exam and got professionally certified. In 2014 she stepped out of academia and joined the corporate world, not as an employee, but as an employer.
capacities. In 2012, Ennis was part of the FLATE-led Iberian Partnership for Technician Excellence that supported the collaboration between FLATE and the Basque government training in renewable energies. He is a certified Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Instructor and a member of MSSC’s curriculum development team. Given his integral role and contribution to the Harris employee training program, Ennis also received the Industry Appreciation Award from Eastern Florida State College (formerly known as Brevard Community College), and teaches several classes to help Harris employees earn MSSC certification.
with efforts to convince EFSC to support the Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology. ‘It is the next logical step for our state college to support the wide array of manufacturing companies in the space coast of Florida’ said Ennis. For more information on Ennis, you can contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLATE Awards are geared to recognize both secondary and postsecondary educators and industry leaders for their outstanding contributions to promote manufacturing in Florida. Since 2006, FLATE has recognized 16 secondary and postsecondary educators and eight industry leaders. For information on the awards and/or submit a nomination for the 2015 FLATE awards contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, executive director of FLATE at email@example.com, or visitwww.fl-ate.org.
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).