Want to get involved with the Made in Florida outreach campaign?  We have FREE resources you can use for school visits, student, educator or community presentations – just contact us and we will send you Made in Florida DVD to use, student and educator handouts and powerpoint presentations to suit your audience.  Please contact us 2 weeks in advance of your event at outreach@fl-ate.org with the name of the event, expected number of attendees, and if you audience is students, educators, industry, or mixed  [we are trying to put together a took kit of resources– but they will come later this spring -]

FLATE

http://www.fl-ate.org

FLATE is the host of the “Made in Florida” outreach campaign. Its mission is to create a manufacturing educational delivery system by offering the technical programs, curriculum development, best practice demonstrations, student involvement and outreach activities necessary to meet the workforce capacity and high performance skill needs of the manufacturing sectors within Florida. Follow this link to learn more about its other activities.
Please contact us for more information.

Florida Trend’s NEXT

http://www.floridanext.com/
Your future after high school. Leads to college, careers, employment skills and more.  Inside you will also find Florida’s Manufacturing outreach feature advertorial sent to over 400,000 high school seniors.

FLATE’s Summer Robotics Camp

http://www.fl-ate.org/projects/camps.html
Over 400 summer campers attended FLATE camps in 2012 which included both introductory and advanced levels, outreach to underserved communities, and one all girls camps.

Robotics, STEM, and Girl Power

http://flate-mif.blogspot.com/2010/07/robotics-stem-and-girl-power.html
Today’s young women exhibit a growing interest in STEM subjects (elementary and middle schools) and high tech manufacturing (high schools). FLATE researchers are monitoring this new aYesnd current trend.

sTEm at work

http://www.stem-at-work.org/
Find a focus on the T & E in sTEm through fun and challenging activities at one of FLATE’s online outreach sites.
Tours for Students
http://www.fl-ate.org/projects/tours.html
Made in Florida 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 post-tour surveys, 75% of the students either Agreed or Strongly Agreed that the tour was helpful to their understanding of jobs and career options. 87% Agreed or Strongly Agreed that they wanted a high-skill, high-wage position.
Download Tour Flyer
Short Courses and Training
http://www.fl-ate.org/projects/courses.html
FLATE offers 1-3 day short courses on technical topics appropriate for industry and working professionals.  Please contact us for more information and scheduling a course to meet your needs.

Useful Links

Manufacturing Career Guide
http://www.khake.com/page40.html

Explore careers in Manufacturing with the following links to job descriptions, which include information such as daily activities, skill requirements, salary and training required.  To learn more about the Manufacturing Industry, follow the related links below the career descriptions section.

sTEm at work
http://www.stem-at-work.org/
Find a focus on the T & E in sTEm through fun and challenging activities at one of FLATE’s online outreach sites.

Race to the Top
http://www.fldoe.org/arra/racetothetop.asp
The Local Education Agency (LEA) Final Scope of Work Template for Race to the Top (RTTT) is designed to assist LEAs in the development of initial plans which must be approved by the Florida Department of Education and submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by Nov. 22, 2010. The template includes separate Work Plan Tables to address each element of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which is part of Florida’s approved RTTT grant award.

Project Lead the Way
http://pltw.org/
PLTW is a not-for-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for middle and high school students.

FHTCC

http://www.floridahightech.com/
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it within the 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor.

MSSC Skills Standards

http://www.fl-ate.org/projects/mssc.html
FLATE has embedded the MSSC Skills Standards into the Engineering Technology A.S./A.A.S. Technical Core.  The ET Core consists of 18 credit hours and covers the following 6 areas: CADD, Electronics, Measurements, Processes, Quality, Safety.  Once completing these courses. students in the ET Degree program can earn an 18 credit hour college certificate. They will also be prepared to take the MSSC skills tests, so can earn the national certification as well.