From the Executive Director

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your interest in AMTEC.

Danine TomlinThe Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC) National Center of Excellence in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing is funded by the National Science Foundation as an Advanced Technological Education Center. We are a recognized collaboration of community colleges and automotive original equipment manufacturers and suppliers working to strengthen the competency and global competitiveness of our automotive manufacturing and service technology.

Through the development of industry-endorsed and scientifically validated skill standards, as well as innovative competency-based modularized curriculum and assessments, AMTEC has created a unique collaboration of industry and colleges that provides the effective education of workers prized by the industry. The National Governors Association (NGA) has selected AMTEC as a model and National Best Practice. In a recent case study, NGA states that “the AMTEC story shows that it is possible for governors to work collaboratively with industry, with community colleges, and with each other to provide people with the opportunity to build their technical skills and ensure both America’s future prosperity and their own economic security” (A Sharper Focus On Technical Workers, How to Educate and Train for the Global Economy, Martin, et. al. 2010). In addition, the global management firm McKinsey and Company conducted a study of our work in December 2012 and published a report titled, Education to Employment: Designing a System that Works (Mourshed, Farrell, Barton).

AMTEC is at the forefront of education because the future involves a very different kind of technical worker, a very different kind of partnership, and a very different kind of education. As a collaborative we are excited about the future as we ignite our students’ interests, educate them to compete in a global economy, and accelerate them into the workplace to become competent, well-educated members of the automotive and advanced manufacturing industries with increasing career pathway possibilities.

If you would like more information about AMTEC or are interested in partnership opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kindest Regards,
Danine Tomlin Executive Director
danine.tomlin@kctcs.edu