June 22, 2008
June 22, 2008
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The Florida Engineering Technology Forum: A Vehicle for Change
The Florida Engineering Technology Forum (ET Forum) is becoming an important vehicle to bring together the diverse and geographically dispersed colleges with common issues and challenges. FLATE, the NSF-Advanced Technological Education Program funded Florida Regional Center for Manufacturing Education, utilizes the Forum to strengthen FLATE’s Technology Consortium –focused academic programs and mobilize community colleges interested in Advanced Manufacturing and related high tech industries cooperating to realign Florida’s Department of Education frameworks for the creation of a new and industry-relevant associate of science degree in Engineering Technology with multiple, viable and accessible upward and downward articulation pathways.
This poster presents the structure and operating characteristics of the Florida Engineering Technology Forum as a model organization for other disciplines and career clusters in Florida as well as technical disciplines in other states. This exportable model brings the community colleges and their university counterparts together with representatives from the Florida Department of Education Workforce Education Division to discuss common issues, best practices, institutional and programmatic news, and to seek solutions that better unify the programs serving students, industry, and academic institutions.
Barger, M., & Gilbert, R., & Roe, E., & Jenkins, B. (2008, June), Florida Engineering Technology Forum: A Vehicle For Change Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 10.18260/1-2--4005
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