FLATE Focus (January 2020)
For the New Year the Florida-based National Science Foundation Regional Center of Excellence (FLATE) and FloridaMakes, are working together to coordinate the 2020 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. Seventy-five outstanding, dedicated educators and manufacturing professional from all over the state have been recognized to date.
FLATE Awards are geared to recognize secondary and postsecondary 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.
2020 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.
2020 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.
2020 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.
Nominees should demonstrate exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought, and action toward furthering FLATE’s mission.
- January 10, 2020 – Criteria published at fl-ate.org/projects/flate-awards Online nominations
- January 27 – Nomination form I. To be completed by nominators.
- February 10 – Nomination form II. To be completed by nominees.
- February 26 – Award selections reviews completed.
- February 28 – Award recipients and principal nominators receive notifications.
- May 29 – Award winners recognition at the MakeMore Manufacturing Summit.
Location: JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. 4040 Central Florida Pkwy
- July 21 – Best Practice Award Winners Panel at FACTE’s Annual Conference & Trade Show.
Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL.
Event will be hosted by the Florida Association for Industrial and Technical Educators (FAITE).
To submit a nomination visit the FLATE Awards page at https://fl-ate.org/programs/flate-awards. View the FLATE Awards flyer by clicking here. You can also contact Executive Director of FLATE, Dr. Marilyn Barger at firstname.lastname@example.org.