FLATE has developed a portfolio of materials and resources that are available free on this website that are appropriate to be used at a variety of outreach events for students and communities. Our newest resource is our “Exploring Advanced Manufacturing” “MOOC” (free online short course) aimed at dispelling myths about modern manufacturing careers and our “Made in Florida” 2015 video and teacher guide. Scroll down to review other resources (student handouts to download; presentations; links to videos; best practice guides; animated career pathways, etc). Good luck with your manufacturing outreach and don’t hesitate to contact us at FLATE (flate@fl-ate.org) if you need help.  We look forward to working with all of you!


Are you interested in hiring a graduate of an Engineering Technology A.S. degree or certificate program? Start here and be connected to the programs in Florida that might have the perfect graduate for your organization.


The ET degree program is a cohesive, comprehensive degree program that focuses on a set of core classes that cover introductory computer aided drafting, electronics, instrumentation and testing, processes and materials, quality and safety. These core skills align with the national Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Portable Production Technician Certification. The ET Core coupled with a second year degree specialization prepares students for many jobs in manufacturing and many other high-technology industries. Go here to learn more and find a college near you!


REACH OUT –All of us need to help to build a sustainable workforce pipeline.  You can help by reaching out locally to students in your, interact with the next generation workforce. Below are some components of FLATE’s Made in Florida outreach campaign that you and your company can participate in. FLATE has developed a guide to educational outreach for you.   Join the growing list of companies who are working with FLATE to reach out to students and the community in many ways. Contact events@flate.org

TOURS: Getting students into your facility is a great way to get them interested in the awesome world of manufacturing. FLATE has taken thousands of students on tours of manufacturing facilities across Florida since 2005 and near all of the students attending report that the visit increased their understanding about manufacturing AND interested them in possibly pursuing a career in manufacturing or one of the technologies that support our industry.  If you cannot host students in your facility for some reason, but want to participate, we have virtual tours. Your virtual tour could be posted here!

Download the FLATE Best Practice Guide for Manufacturing Field Trips here.

Contact FLATE (events@flate.org) to host a Made in Florida Tour at your facility or to send us your virtual tour for the Made in Florida website.

ADOPT-A-SCHOOL: Get involved in schools on a regular basis to promote manufacturing careers.

Download the Adopt-A-School program guide for step-by-step instructions.


FLATE has several resources to help you bring manufacturing into K-12 classrooms available online at http://flate.pbwiki.com/.  FLATE lesson plans are all based on real companies in Florida and align science, math, and technology standards to specific tasks and processes at real manufacturers. Each lesson plan comes with a company sheet that describe what the company makes, how it makes it and what kind of jobs they have.  If you would like your company represented in a lesson plan, please contact us at events@flate.org. We would love to add your company to our growing collection!

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