New roles to meet industry needs: A look at the Advanced Technological Education program
- Lawrenz, Frances A.; Zinser, Richard W.
- Journal of Vocational Education Research
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is presented as a model for business and education collaboration to develop technical degree programs for producing more and better technicians. The new roles of industry and college leaders are discussed through a synthesis of literature on skill standards and workforce development. Data are presented from a national evaluation of ATE projects on collaboration, materials development, professional development, and program improvement that demonstrate substantial goal attainment. A discussion on how this process has changed and benefited the partnerships concludes the paper.
- ATE Topic
- Business & Industry