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Registration ticket to the 44th ET Forum, April 2nd & 3rd, 2020 at Eastern Florida State College - Cocoa Beach Campus.

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Thank you for showing interest in joining the 44th state-wide meeting of the forum on Engineering Technology. Our host for the Spring 2020 meeting is Eastern Florida State College at their Cocoa Beach Campus. This Forum is open to all program chairs, occupational deans, faculty, and technical directors concerned with Technology and Technical Education in Florida.



Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 8:30AM to 4:15PM

Friday, October 18. 2020 - 8:30AM to 12:00PM


Optional SCCAP Events

The Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship (SCCAP) has extended an invitation for a reception and tours with local partners to ET Forum attendees. During your online registration, you can sign up to the reception and/or one tour that is being offered! See the below agenda for more information about the tours and times of the events.



Thursday, April 2, 2020

8:30 AM  Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 AM  Welcome to Eastern Florida State College - Introductions
9:15 AM  Technical Trends / Vendor Roundtable
9:45 AM – FLDOE Update – Bob Blevins
10:15 AM – FSU Advanced Manufacturing Pathways Project
10:45 AM  Break and Vendor Showcase
11:00 AM – College Updates of Programs
12:00 Noon – Lunch

Industrial/Economic/Workforce Roundtable

1:00 PM –Tour – Eastern Florida State College - facilities and labs
1:45 PM  Break and Vendor Showcase
2:00 PM  Issues Forum (Roundtable Discussion)

Funding and Project Opportunities

AS Engineering Technology Frameworks

AARP Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap Initiative

FLATE-RMA Workshop Outcomes

PathTech LIFE

3:00PM  3:30PM  Break and Vendor Showcase
3:30 PM – ET National Forum update – Future of ET
4:15 PM – Adjourn

4:30  5:30pm – Optional SCCAP Tours. Click the company name to find their location. During your registration, please select one of the following:

Tour 1: Airbus OneWeb Satellites (website)
Tour 2: Knight’s Armament  (website)
Tour 3: RUAG Space (website)
Tour 4: Rocket Crafters (website)

5:45PM  6:45PM – Reception at Knight's Armament by SCCA

7:00PM  Dinner on own or ET group dinner (Location TBA)

Friday, April 3, 2020

8:30 AM  Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 AM – Advanced Technology

Grant and Project Updates

9:30 AM  FLATE and NSF
10:00 AM – Curriculum and eLearning
11:15 AM  Discussion, Final Announcements, & Adjournment
12:00 Noon  Closing Lunch



Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cocoa
301 Tucker Ln.
Cocoa, FL 32922

To get the group rate for the Engineering Technology Forum reservations must be made no later than March 11, 2020.

Standard Room Rate: $129.00 plus tax for king or queen standard rooms
Suites Room Rate: $139.00 plus tax for king or queen suites

Reservations: (321)635-9975 or 1(888)-HOLIDAY (Central Reservations)

Room Block Name: Engineering Technology Forum

Book Your Room Online: 
If booking online please use the block code - ETF

Located near Interstate 95, this contemporary lodging is less than 5 miles from the Cocoa campus of Eastern Florida State College.
• Free breakfast
• Free Wi-Fi
• Free parking
• Outdoor pool
• Check-in time 3:00 PM
• Check-out time 11:00 AM

Please contact Brad Jenkins at, for additions or changes to the agenda.

Please contact Lisa Perdue at, with logistics questions and vendor set up information at Eastern Florida State College.


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Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922


FLATE (Florida Advanced Technological Education Center)

FLATE is the National Science Foundation center of excellence committed to ensuring Florida has a well prepared technician workforce for manufacturing and related industries.

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