3 years, 12 months ago Veronica GonzalesKeymaster
Are you looking for opportunities to develop or strengthen career pathways in your ecosystem? The NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program has a call for proposals with an October 5 deadline. ATE will make 45 to 75 awards totaling $59M. As the solicitation notes, “The ATE program supports projects, centers, and targeted research on technician education.” These awards are not all about creating new ATE centers. In fact, ATE encourages proposers to start small and grow. Many of these awards will be to community colleges developing a new program to break into the ATE world. Others will continue to build new programs in collaboration with an existing ATE center in their region. Some will develop new workforce-related curriculum. Some will even provide professional development to K-12 teachers in areas related to workforce. The ATE pathways are diverse. Your ecosystem has the opportunity to rally around your community colleges and connect you to a strong national movement that is creating successful career pathways.
Learn more about the ATE program here: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5464
This link gives you access to the solicitation, encourages you to partner with listed national organizations, and links you to information on previous awards, geographic distribution, ATE news, and ATE events.
Please share your interest and partnership/technical assistance needs so we can make some great connections across our network.
From the ATE website:
“With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways; and other activities. The program invites research proposals that advance the knowledge base related to technician education. It is expected that projects be faculty driven and that courses and programs are credit bearing although materials developed may also be used for incumbent worker education.”
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