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Florida Advanced Technological Education Center

industry

Project Highlights

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Organizational Organizational

Outreach

Professional Development

Curriculum

FLATE was created in 2004 through a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSFATE) grant. The Center is one of 36 ATE Centers of Excellence in the United States focused on improving science, technology, engineering and math education supporting the technician workforce needs of American advanced and emerging technology industries. Florida’s Manufacturing industry

FLATE Facts Planning Grant funded in 2002 FLATE Center funded in 2004 and 2008 Awarded over $6.4 million Administratively located at Hillsborough Community College's Brandon Campus in Tampa, FL

Individual manufacturing companies, 2007

Supports Career and Technical Education in secondary and post secondary programs Leadership Team: HCC, SPC and USF College of Engineering

FLATE’s review and reform of the statewide manufacturing related curriculum has redefined technical education in Florida.

Components of this campaign include the MadeInFlorida.org website; Industry Tours for students & faculty support of Student Organizations; Annual advertorials in NEXT and summer camps and more!

FLATE offers workshops on new trends in modern manufacturing, workplace soft skills (the Toothpick Factory) and short courses.

Curriculum Reform Outreach

Professional Development

This activity supports FLATE's vision to be a quality organization and self sustaining. www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: flate@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Outreach Outreach

Organizational Organizational

Curriculum

Professional Development

FLATE’s Media Relations initiative informs FLATE’s key stakeholders and the media about its multi-faceted initiatives. FLATE FOCUS is the monthly newsletter blog whose readership comprises of an eclectic mix of government, educational, community and industry partners from across Florida and nationwide. FLATE uses print and web based media outlets to disseminate activities and projects to stakeholders and others. Press materials can be accessed at www.fl-ate.org/news.

Press Materials

Description Published since Spring 2007, and distributed to over 1000 individuals across the state and in the nation. The newsletter has evolved over the years from a quarterly format to a monthly blog format, and can be accessed at http://flate-mif.blogspot.com

Newsletters (FLATE Focus)

www.fl-ate.org is FLATE’s main website that has been live since 2003. www.madeinflorida.org is FLATE’s dedicated outreach website launched in 2005. It is designed to inform students, educators and the community about Florida manufacturing education and careers. • www.flate.pbwiki.com is FLATE’s dedicated website for FREE teacher resources. • •

FLATE websites

FLATE in the Press

• •

Outlines FLATE’s press coverage in regional publications. Archives video, audio, and paper-based interviews.

Media Kit

Quick facts on organizational information, current and future projects.

Public Service Announcements

• FLATE

produced a series of regionally-focused 30 second public service announcements to promote manufacturers across Florida.

• To

promote manufacturing education and create awareness about the statewide Engineering Technology degree, FLATE has created social profiles and videos for students/educators. Search “Made in Florida” on the following networks for more information.

Social Networking

www.facebook.com www.youtube.com Manufacturing Monthlies

Published since 2006, these monthly updates consolidate highlights of industry-related news on the state and national level.

Feedback on FLATE Focus

FLATE Press Materials 14 12 10

9

9

12

4 2

Press Releases

13

8 6

9

6 4

3

4

3

2007

2008

“Congratulations! Very nice job and an easy to read format.” Paul Wahnish, East Lake High School.

Newsletters Monthlies

4

0 2006

www.myspace.com www.teachertube.com www.doflick.com

“Excellent, informative, interesting and a great layout.” Gilah Pomeranz, NCME

2009

These materials support all FLATE's goals as vehicles for dissemination. www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: flate@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Outreach Curriculum

Organizational

Professional Development

Curriculum

FLATE continues to believe that engendering an awareness of, and interest in Manufacturing and STEM careers is essential to systemic and long term increases in Florida’s advanced manufacturing workforce. The branded outreach campaign designed to do this is FLATE’s “Made In Florida” initiative. This outreach campaign’s main communication mechanism is our outreach website, www.madeinflorida.org. WEB GATEWAY There have been over 734,000 hits through October 2008, with an average of 1,400 hits per day over the last quarter. Streaming versions of the “Made in Florida” video in both English and Spanish.

Students

RESOURCES • Florida Manufacturing Overview • Employee Interviews • Career Pathways • Links to Mfg. Exploration Websites • E.T. Degree Resources • Middle School Career Pathways Activity

Community

• Florida Manufacturing Facts • Recent Outreach Events • Florida Senate Resolution • Event Photo Galleries • Manufacturing Careers

Educators

• Classroom Learning Resources • Outreach Publications • TeachingTechnicians.org • Links to Mfg. Outreach Resources • E.T. Degree Resources • FLATE Contact for Assistance

Virtual Tours of Florida Manufacturing Companies revealing their processes and products.

This activity supports FLATE's goal to recruit and retain students into STEM career and education pathways. www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: outreach@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Outreach Curriculum

Organizational

Professional Development

Curriculum

Made in Florida Industry tours, for grades 7 through 12, are designed to create student’s interest in today’s modern manufacturing careers and encourage the enrollment in the essential technology programs available throughout the state. From the post surveys, 78% of the students either ‘Agreed’ or ‘Strongly Agreed’ that the tour was helpful to their understanding of jobs and career options. 94% ‘Agreed’ or ‘Strongly Agreed’ that they wanted a high-skill, high-wage position. Total costs January 2004 - December 2009

Tours 1/2004 - 12/2009

Total number

Student Transportation

$27,527.00

High Schools

76

Manufacturers In-kind Contributions

$48,100.00

Middle Schools

28

FLATE’s Contributions

$20,170.00

Other Institutions

17

Manufacturing Sites

47

Total # of Students

2,429

Total # of Educators

233

Percentage of students who considered a career in manufacturing 60% 50% 40% 30% 20%

36%

51% WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THEIR TOUR EXPERIENCE.

10%

“Man! That was COOL!

0%

Before the tour

After the tour

When I turn 18, I’m going to come back here and apply for a job. They have so many opportunities!! Jim Lewis, Dixie Hollins High

This activity supports FLATE's goal to recruit and retain students into STEM career www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: outreach@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Outreach Curriculum

Organizational

Professional Development

Curriculum

Starting in 2006, FLATE and the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) expanded the “Made in Florida” Outreach campaign though the placement of annual manufacturing “advertorials” in Florida Trend’s NEXT magazine. Through this strategic partnership we have reached 750,000 Florida high school students each year informing them about careers in modern manufacturing, and providing them the guidance to make the educational choices needed to obtain these careers. These advertorials are industry sponsored and have returned significant self-directed student response. Sponsors Atlantic Marine Florida, LLC BASF Employ Florida Banner Center Florida MEP Hoerbiger Lockheed Martin Manufactures Association of Florida National Association of Manufactures (Dream!t Do!t campaign) Tropicana Harris Corporation ConMed Linvatec

Year

Student requests

Partners receiving student leads

2006-07

4,360

20 colleges and technical schools

2007-08

4,470

17 colleges and technical schools

2008-09

5,762

31 colleges and technical schools

Florida Trend NEXT (www.FloridaNEXT.com) online provides visitors a direct link to MadeinFlorida.org where they can learn more about career opportunities and educational pathways in manufacturing. Look for: “Great Careers in Manufacturing” or “Excelentes carreras en la manufactura”. Content is available in both English and Spanish.

These materials support FLATE's goals to recruit students into STEM career and education pathways. www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: flate@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Organizational

Outreach Curriculum

Professional Development

Curriculum

Every year FLATE recognizes outstanding educators, students and industry members who make a significant contribution to the training and education of today’s technology workforce. Nominations are recommended following the published criteria and selected by FLATE’s Industrial Advisory Committee. The awardees are then recognized at the annual Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) Manufacturers Summit. Award

Award Winners Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year

Criteria A community college or technical school educator who has: • made outstanding contributions to manufacturing and/or engineering technology • demonstrated an impact on technology education at local and state levels

• demonstrated originality of ideas and techniques in manufacturing education

JIM MATHEWS Sarasota High School

Manufacturing Secondary Educator-of-the-Year

A secondary school educator who has: • made outstanding contributions to manufacturing and/or engineering technology education • demonstrated an impact on technology education at local and state levels

Industry Distinguished Service

A key member from industrial personnel who has: • contributed significantly in promoting technology and career awareness in support of manufacturing • demonstrated an impact on technology education on both a local and state level through an exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought and action

NORM BRAHS Atlantic Technical Institute

MIKE ENNIS Harris Corporation

PAST WINNERS Ed Niespodziany Meer Almeer

Sponsors

Gil Burlew Ted Norman Anthony Fed Steve Lezman

This activity supports FLATE's goal to recruit and retain students into STEM career and education pathways. www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: flate@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Organizational

Outreach

Engineering technology in Florida

College

Curriculum Organizational

Professional Development

Industry, community colleges, FLATE, and the Florida Department of Education partnered to produce the Engineering Technology A.S./A.A.S. Degree Program. It has 3 major components: (I) general education; (II) an ET technical core; and, (III) specialization tracts that address regional industry needs. The ET Core aligns with the MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) national certification. A statewide articulation agreement provides 15 credit hours of the ET Core for anyone enrolling in the degree program and having a current CPT certification.

Specializations

College

Specializations

Brevard CC

Adv Technology Electronics

Lake City CC

Quality

Central Florida CC

Quality

Pensacola Junior College

Mechanical Design & Fabrication

Daytona State College

To be determined

Polk State College

Advanced Manufacturing

Florida CC @ Jacksonville

Advanced Manufacturing

St. Petersburg College

Electronics, Quality

Hillsborough CC

Advanced Manufacturing

State College of Florida

Electronics

CERTIF ICATES

Advanc e

d Techn ology S pecialist Automa tion Spe cialist Biomed ical Syst ems CNC M achinist Compu terized Woodw orking Digital Design & M odeling Enginee ring Tec hnology Support Hydrau Speciali lics, Pne st umatics, & Moto rs Specia Lean M list anufact uring Sp ecialist Lean Six Sigma G reen Be lt Six Sigm a Black Belt

This project supports FLATE’s goal to unify and enhance Florida’s secondary and post-secondary STEM and Manufacturing curriculum.

www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: flate@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Organizational

Curriculum Organizational

Outreach

Professional Development Organizational

The Toothpick Factory® is a hands-on activity, set in a manufacturing context, that stimulates discussion and awareness about a wide range of soft skills that are essential in today’s work and personal relationships. These are workplace standards of behavior needed by employees to interact and cooperate effectively with co-workers. FLATE provides professional development to educators all over the world. Workshops

Objectives

Who we impact

The Toothpick Factory— Standard Version

• What are soft skills? • Why are soft skills important? • Why do employers care? • How do soft skills benefit you? • How The Toothpick Factory will improve soft skills?

The Toothpick Factory— Facilitator’s Workshop

• How to plan your session. • How to manage the simulation. • How to facilitate the reflective process that follows the game. • How to integrate the simulation to your curriculum and needs. • How to culminate the activity and stimulate knowledge.

Additional products and workshop “add ons”

• * Production Modules

• * Market Response

Over 159 students.

Over 95 post-secondary, secondary educators and industry leaders.

• * Communication

• The “Short Shift”

*These products are designed to enhance the original Toothpick Factory. All additional products are available online at www.flate.pbwiki.com.

What are people saying about their experience with The Toothpick Factory®? This is an effective way to promote the importance of soft skills. 3% 36% 61%

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This project supports FLATE’s goal to unify and enhance Florida’s secondary and post-secondary STEM and Manufacturing curriculum.

www.fl-ate.org

www.madeinflorida.org email: curriculum@fl-ate.org

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0402215 and 0802436. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materials are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


“Industry, Educators and Students connecting for manufacturing excellence�

www.fl-ate.org www.madeinflorida.org Marilyn Barger, PH.D., PE. Executive Director Principle Investigator 813.259.6578 barger@fl-ate.org

Richard Gilbert, PH.D. Principle Investigator 813.974.2139 gilbert@fl-ate.org

Bradley Jenkins Principle Investigator 727.341.4378 Jenkins@fl-ate.org

National Science Foundation


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