The South Carolina Advanced Technological Education (SC ATE) National Resource Center for Engineering Technology (ET) Education is a resource for two-year colleges and provides access to "materials for recruiting and retaining students, as well as for teaching engineering technology." SC ATE strives to expand excellence in technician education by developing and disseminating successful strategies, curriculum, and faculty development to increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of technicians. Of interest to educators and administrators is a free PDF monograph on the recruitment and retention of engineering technology students with links to web and other resources for teaching engineering technology courses. Students may also be interested in SC ATE's online resources for finding jobs in the ET sector.
SC ATE's two affiliated ATE projects include TeachingTechnicians (see below) and Mentor-Connect, a leadership development and outreach initiative. Mentor-Connect is designed to broaden the impact of the NSF ATE program via mentoring and knowledge transfer for technician education among the nation's two-year colleges.