FLATE's Fall

Ok, Ok, this is not a ‘gloom and dome’ quick story about FLATE's demise. Just the opposite; the Fall of 2015 has been marked with a lot of our partners recognizing our contribution to career and technical education and we want to share our sense of pride with our FLATE Focus readers. The stories being with United States Congressmen Jolly recognizing on the floor of the U.S. House of Representative, FLATE's statewide efforts to make MFG Day the best in the nation. Watch the video posted in the sidebar of the newsletter. 

This was followed by the Able Trust Fund, a state supported organization that promotes
education and career paths for disabled citizens, awarding FLATE with its outstanding partner award. Next, FLATE received the Kuder Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award. This was followed by the Upper Tampa Bay Manufacturers Association naming FLATE its Education Agency of Year. FLATE also had special visitors from the Gov. Rick Scott’s office to learn about FLATE and the statewide engineering technology offered at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon. Last but not least, FLATE was invited to participate in the inaugural event for the STEM Ecosystem nationwide initiative at the White House.

An exciting Fall for us and a nice indicator that FLATE does have impact and leadership roles in career and technical education. Do stay connected with us by emailing Executive Director of FLATE, Dr. Marilyn Barger at barger@fl-ate.org, or head on to our websites www.fl-ate.org and www.madeinflorida.org, where we have posted a wealth of information and resources for STEM professionals. You can also stay connected with us socially: Like us on Facebook; Follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn.