An ATE Industry Consortium provides a framework for colleges
and their business/industry partners to work together to ensure a highly
skilled technical workforce. Employers work with each other and the college
to share responsibility for recruiting, supporting, and coaching
tomorrow’s engineering technicians. The Florence-Darlington Technical
College ATE Industry Consortium has been successful since 1996. This
model may be duplicated in other locations to improve technician
education. E-mail SCATE@fdtc.edu
for more information or to request assistance using this model in your
In the ATE Industry Consortia for Florence-Darlington
and Piedmont Technical Colleges, area industries, in cooperation with
the local Technical College, offer sponsorships for Advanced
Technological Education Scholars in the following areas:
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Engineering Graphics Technology
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
Membership in an ATE Industry Consortium benefits companies by providing:
- A cost effective approach to meeting employment needs for engineering technicians.
- A greater return on investment than traditional hiring practices.
- An ability to attract, motivate, and retain high quality employees.
- Recognition as a valued corporate citizen committed to workforce development and economic growth in your area.
- Access to students trained in team-based classroom and on-the-job problem solving techniques.
|ATE Scholars Industry Consortium Member: "I think the ATE program is what we're looking for going into the future. The skills are right in line with what industry needs today."
This SC ATE model may be adapted for use in other locations.
For more information, Contact Rick Roberts.