NTMA West Coast Chapter February 13, 2013 Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Save $$$ on early registration. Mail your checks to:
NTMA West Coast Chapter
10801 Starkey Road, Suite 104
Seminole, FL 33777
ATTN: Box 116
$20.00 members and $30.00 non-members
PTECH and Technology Students Eat Free with early RSVP!
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Florida West Coast Chapter of the NTMA
Come and Learn About Our Newest Partnership!
Tour of St. Petersburg College Technology Center
Join us as we welcome our Host:
Brad Jenkins, Associate Dean, Engineering Technology
and Special Guest Alan Martinez, Business Development Officer
Come and help develop a strategic plan for training your new employees!
Please bring your trainers so they may help define the skill sets needed for immediate placement of your new employees without further training! You make the Difference!
6:30 PM February 13, 2013
St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus
2465 Drew Street, Clearwater, Florida
Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies
St. Petersburg College opened the area’s first Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies in August, 2012. A leader in workforce education, the college developed extensive partnerships with a high level of industry participation. The resulting center on the Clearwater Campus is an open manufacturing factory work environment to train tomorrow’s engineering technology and manufacturing employees. The industry partners worked closely with the college to secure funding and to provide technical expertise, materials and equipment.
As you know, thousands of manufacturing jobs go unfilled each year because of a lack of qualified candidates. By simulating skills needed in emerging technologies, the center will prepare students for immediate and profitable employment in business and industry while giving them education credentials for advancement. In September 2012 St. Petersburg College Received a $15 Million Federal Grant to Develop and Expand Innovative Training Programs in Advanced Manufacturing.
Catered menu of buffet sandwich,salad, and deserts
Brad Jenkins, Associate Dean, Engineering Technology at the Clearwater Campus, was recently named the 2012 Educator of the Year by the National High Impact Technology Exchange (HI-TEC) Association. Mr. Jenkins developed SPC's Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Technology—the first in Florida—that has been adopted by 10 other colleges in the state and serves as a national model for other states. The degree has a general education core, a technical core, and technical specialties in four areas.
No stranger to success or the classroom, Jenkins teaches courses at SPC in industrial safety and electronics and supervises students in co-op work experiences. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology, a Master's degree in Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction, and has earned graduate hours in Industrial Engineering specializing in medical device manufacturing. Jenkins also works as Co-Principal Investigator for the Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center. In November 2010, the college received the “Best Practice Award for 2010” for the degree program at the annual Florida Association of Community Colleges (now Association of Florida Colleges) Convention in Jacksonville.
Alan Martinez, Business Development Officer, Collaborative Labs. Alan has 20 years experience in sales, marketing and business development. He was a founder and V.P. of Pro Tech Monitoring, Inc., one of the world’s first GPS based offender tracking and monitoring systems. With expertise in the areas of government, real estate, finance, manufacturing and technology, Alan’s background is a great asset in his role as Business Development Officer of the Collaborative Labs. Contact Alan at: 727-341-3139 or email: email@example.com