ATE Central

What Can ATE Central Do for Me?

There are lots of good reasons to connect with ATE Central and other members of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) community. The ATE program, funded by the National Science Foundation, promotes innovation in workforce and technician preparation through a diverse set of national, regional, and local projects and centers based primarily at two-year institutions.

ATE Central acts as an information hub for the community, with a resource rich web portal and integrated set of tools, services, and publications designed to support the community and showcase the depth and breadth of the ATE program. You’ll find great resources on the ATE Central portal to help you strengthen and amplify the work of your ATE project or center and share the valuable work you’re doing with the rest of the community.  

  • Tools and Services: ATE Central provides a host of tools and services designed with ATE community input and created to help support the work of your project or center.  These include an online outreach kit, our archiving service, sustainability training opportunities, an ATE blog, and much more.  
  • Resource Collection: ATE Central collects and catalogs curriculum, best practice documents, videos, and lots of other valuable resources created by the ATE community in its online Resource Collection. Most of the resources housed in this digital collection are freely available for you to modify or reuse in your own project or center work. You can find examples of curriculum to adapt, videos to use in the classroom, or information about new pedagogical approaches. You can search and browse this collection of resources or get to the collection under the Resources tab at the top of this page.
  • ATE Projects and Centers: ATE Central can connect you to ATE grantees all over the country; some of them are probably close by in your own state or region.  Visit the ATE Central Map to search through projects and centers by area of the country or by subject area (manufacturing, nanotechnology, welding, etc.).
  • Events and News: If you’d like to learn more about what’s going on in the community, you can check out the events calendar or subscribe to ATE Central’s monthly newsletter to get a monthly update about resources, innovations, and news from and about ATE grantees. For more ways to connect visit our Stay In The Loop page!
  • ATE Proposal Support: If you’re re-applying for NSF ATE funding, ATE Central can point you to a host of great resources.  Of course, you want to read through the program RFP again if you haven’t done so already.  You can use the ATE Central Map to find possible mentors or collaborators, use the Outreach Kit or materials from our Sustainability Services to guide your planning, or browse our listing of others in the ATE community that can provide support.

Contact Us

If there’s something you’d like to know more about and can’t find the answers to on our site, please don't hesitate to email us at info@atecentral.net.

ATE Central acts as an information hub for the community – with a resource rich web portal and integrated set of tools, services, and publications designed to support the community and showcase the depth and breadth of the ATE program. You’ll find great resources on the ATE Central portal to support a variety of education related activities.

  • Curriculum and Resources: ATE Central collects and catalogs curriculum, best practice documents, videos and lots of other valuable resources created by the ATE community.  Much of this material is free to adapt and reuse.  You can search and browse our Resource Collection or get to the collection under the resources tab at the top of this page.
  • ATE Projects and Centers: ATE Central can connect you to ATE grantees all over the country – some of them are probably close by in your own state or region.  Visit the ATE Central Map  to search through projects and centers by area of the country or by their subject area (manufacturing, nanotechnology, welding, etc.).
  • Events and News: If you’d like to learn more about what’s going on in the community you can check out the events calendar or subscribe to ATE Central’s monthly newsletter to get a monthly update about resources, innovations and news from and about ATE grantees. For more ways to connect visit our Stay In The Loop page!
  • ATE Proposal Support: If you’re interested in applying for NSF ATE funding – ATE Central can point you to a host of great resources.  Of course, you want to read through the program RFP if you haven’t done so already.  You can use the ATE Central Map to find possible mentors or collaborators. You can connect with a host of community support turning to MentorLinks or MentorConnect to see about getting help during the application process or  EvaluATE to learn more about the evaluation process.

Contact Us

If there’s something you’d like to know more about and can’t find the answers to on our site, please don't hesitate to email us at info@atecentral.net.

ATE Central acts as an information hub for the community, with a resource rich web portal and integrated set of tools, services, and publications designed to support the community and showcase the depth and breadth of the ATE program. You’ll find resources on the ATE Central portal to help you think through possible career choices and connect with ATE projects and centers at community colleges near you.

  • Learn about ATE Student Success: Want to learn more about how ATE has helped students like you? ATE Central's Student Success videos highlight the success of ten diverse ATE students; they all come from different parts of the county and have different interests, but ATE has been a critical force in helping them succeed in their education and work.
  • Connect with ATE Projects and Centers: ATE Central can connect you to interesting community college ATE programs all over the country; some of them are probably close by in your own state or region.  Visit the ATE Central Map to search through projects and centers by region or by subject area (manufacturing, nanotechnology, welding, etc.).  Through the map you can explore information about the projects and centers and then visit their individual sites to learn more about their own programs and career pathways. For more ways to connect visit our Stay In The Loop page!

Contact Us

If there’s something you’d like to know more about and can’t find the answers to on our site, please don't hesitate to email us at info@atecentral.net.

ATE Central acts as an information hub for the community, with a resource rich web portal and integrated set of tools, services, and publications designed to support the community and showcase the depth and breadth of the ATE program. You’ll find great resources on the ATE Central portal to help you learn about and connect with innovative community college programs in ATE projects and centers nationwide.

  • Learning More About ATE: You can learn more about the ATE program itself and its history through our blog and can also visit the National Science Foundation’s ATE page and read the RFP—the document that guides the grant application process.   The ATE Central Resource Collection will connect you to a host of ATE grantee deliverables—curriculum, reports, and videos—as well as information about individual projects and centers throughout the US.
  • Explore Industry Education Partnerships: For twenty years, ATE Central projects and centers have been working with industry leaders to make sure that the curriculum and programs in two-year institutions match industry needs.  The ATE community works with a diverse range of industries and businesses to find innovative ways to meet their needs and make sure the students who will be entering the workforce are prepared to meet their changing demands. From advisory boards to internships, there are many ways to connect with ATE projects and centers nationwide; some of them are probably close by in your own state or region.  Visit the ATE Central Map to search through projects and centers by area of the country or by subject area (manufacturing, nanotechnology, welding, etc.) and find potential sources of interns, employees, and educational collaborations.
  • Events and News: If you’d like to learn more about what’s going on in the community, you can find an array of ATE related events on ATE Central events calendar or subscribe to ATE Central’s monthly newsletter to get a monthly update about resources, innovations, and news from and about ATE grantees. For more ways to connect visit our Stay In The Loop page!

Contact Us

If there’s something you’d like to know more about and can’t find the answers to on our site, please don't hesitate to email us at info@atecentral.net.