Educator Resources:

FLATE supports manufacturing education in the state of Florida.  These educator resources include opportunities for professional development and classroom support as well as tools to increase your students’ awareness and interest in the field of manufacturing and all the careers it represents. To find more about FLATE, visit our website at

View upcoming Professional Development Events on the FLATE website.

Professional Development/Classroom Support

Upcoming professional development opportunities can be found on our FLATE wiki as they are scheduled and include both virtual and in-person events.  For the first time in 2022-23, FLATE SpeedNetworking events will be held in school districts around the state, to connect educators with manufacturers in your area.  Beginning in 2021-22, our parent company, FloridaMakes kicked off the Adopt-A-School program as a way for manufacturers to help you increase student awareness of of the many career opportunities in manufacturing.  Through the program, manufacturers partner with educators to provide facility tours, guest instruction, equipment/materials donations, career counseling or skills competitions.  If you are interested in more information about any of these opportunities, please contact

Lesson Plans

FLATE has prepared materials to help you bring modern manufacturing into your classroom, available online at  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. All resources are FREE and available 24/7.

Postsecondary Pathways

Community Colleges around Florida offer 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.

Where can I find out more?

 Contact with any questions, comments or requests for more resources.


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