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  What is the ATE Industry Consortium...

  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.


   In the ATE Scholars program, students are prepared for rewarding careers as highly skilled technicians through a cooperative arrangement that combines classroom theory with practical on-the-job experiences.

       Participating companies will provide approximately 20 hours of paid work experience each week in a position related to the student's filed of study. Students will be available to work full days on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a half day on Fridays of each week.

ATE Scholars Industry Consortium Member:
"The SC ATE Scholars Initiative is a leading-edge program."

If you are interested in starting an industry consortium at your college, then click here do download a generic version of the guidelines.

For additional information, please contact:
Tressa Gardner
Florence Darlington Technical College

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