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November 21st, 2006

Advanced Technological Education Program

Press Release 06-165 Advanced Technological Education Program Brings Two-Year Colleges and Industry Together to Educate New Workforce Report describes the impact of NSF's premier initiative with two-year colleges on efforts to maintain U.S. lead in competitive technological marketplace ATE Centers Impact 2006-2007 report cover showing examples of people working with technology. Partnerships with industry help U.S. technological students compete in a global marketplace. Credit and Larger Version November 21, 2006 To keep up with increasing competition in science and technology, the United States is seeking ways to prepare a technically savvy science and engineering workforce.

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program is one example of an approach that's achieving solid results. By providing collaborations between two-year colleges and industry, the program equips current and next generations of science and engineering technicians with the latest skills and tools to compete in the global marketplace.


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