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There is no question that industry and technical education programs have always understood thevalue that each can bring to the table with respect to the preparation of a skilled technicianworkforce. There is a question as to what is an efficient and effective industry partnershipprogram should look like. Several years ago, the Florida Advanced Technology EducationCenter, the NSF-ATE Regional Center of Excellence for Manufacturing Education developed ataskforce that included representation from the Florida Department of Education, the StateCollege system, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida, Florida's regionalmanufacturing associations, FLATE industry partners, and representatives from manufacturersthat have partnerships with specific two year technician programs to design and implement amodel program for developing and supporting industry/ technical education partnerships. Theresults of this effort is a coordinated plan that is creating an industry/education interactionstrategy for the Florida Plan for technical education.This paper will summarize the important characteristics of the Florida Plan as it relates toindustry/education partnerships. The paper will use a major Florida manufacturer, HarrisCorporation, as a model industry/education partnership for Florida. The paper will describe thespecific details to Harris Corporation efforts as they relate to the Florida Department ofEducation apprenticeship program, proactive interaction with their community college partner,and participation in the FLATE designed and Florida Department of Education implementedstatewide articulated A.S. Engineering Technology program. The impact on Harris Corporationas related to productivity will also be presented. .
Barger, M., & Gilbert, R., & Ennis, M. C. (2013, June), Florida's Model for Industry-Technical Education Partnerships Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19622
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