Educator Resources:

We are pleased that you are reviewing this educational resource. This website is intended to increase your student’s awareness and interests in the field of manufacturing and all the careers it represents. As Florida’s Advanced Technological Center, a National Science Foundation sponsored project, we are charged to focus on manufacturing education in our state. We welcome you to take advantage of our services and resources.

To find more about us, visit our website at www.FL-ATE.ORG

View upcoming Professional Development Events on the FLATE website.

Career Academies: Your Path to a Great Future!

Students, exciting careers await you in two of the fasted-growing industries around: Florida’s International Trade & Logistics (FIT&L) and Advanced Manufacturing. Get started through your high school’s Career Academy today!



Iberian Partnership for Technician Excellence

FLATE took 8 Engineering Technology Students from 4 state/community colleges to the Basque Country of Spain for 3 weeks. Four faculty also went during the 3 week period.  Students took a 3 credit hour alternative energy course from HCC.  See the summary poster here.

We have prepared materials to help you bring modern manufacturing into your classroom:


Lesson Plans

FLATE has several resources available online at .  Our online resources include educational modules, career and education planning activities and professional development.  Each module or activity includes a lesson plan, handouts, and presentation materials (if applicable) and are based on real companies in Florida that are making really cool things.To access these online resources and expand your students’ awareness about the world of modern manufacturing, contact the FLATE Curriculum Coordinator at 813.259.6575 or  All resources are FREE and available 24/7.

Find out about FLATE Lesson Plans here.

Postsecondary Pathways

Community Colleges around Florida are now offering the new Engineering Technology degree program.  This ET Degree covers core skills aligned with the national MSSC Production Technician Certification and advanced specializations designed for today’s high performance manufacturing


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Where can I find out more?

There are many great web based resources on the FLATE outreach web page and on the Made in Florida Links page.


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