Hats off to the Class of 2017!

Congratulations to the recent graduates across the state! 

Eleven seniors recently passed their NIMS Industry Certification at Atlantic Technical College! One ATC student was offered a great job at Ligi Tool & Engineering, one to University of Florida, three to University of Central Florida, one to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, one to Florida PolyTech University, two to Florida Atlantic University, one to Broward College and one student was picked to take part in the Congress-Bundestag Exchange program. 

“I'm very lucky to have 11 great machining seniors at Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School, they all will go on to great careers to manufacturing and engineering,” said Kevin Finan, a   Machining Instructor at Atlantic Technical College.
As additional good news, The Gene Haas Foundation recently gave Atlantic Technical College’s machining program $12,500 as scholarships to help students continue their education in engineering and manufacturing. 

For more information on Atlantic Technical College and their machining and engineering programs, please view their webpage here or contact Kevin Finan at kevin.finan@browardschools.com.

Also this month, students graduated with Engineering Technology (ET) degrees from Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Brandon campus, and on May 5 HCC ET instructors and FLATE staff hosted a reception after the ceremony. One of the graduates, Jose, will be starting a career with Chromalloy as a casting operator in just two weeks! Nancee Sorensen, president of HCC Brandon campus, stopped by the reception to celebrate with the graduates and their families, and praised the ET Degree program by saying that “this program changes lives.”

For more information about FLATE’s Engineering Technology degrees, please click here, or contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, Executive Director of FLATE, at barger@fl-ate.org.

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