The ATEC board moved decisively to achieve one of the council’s primary goals: join the STEM Education Coalition’s Leadership Council. After a short negotiation, the council has now taken its place alongside 39 other organizations within the inner circle of the science, technology, engineering and math universe.
As the first Leadership Council member to focus on aviation education, ATEC uniquely placed to advance the cause of AMTS and their affiliated institutions. From this position, the council and its representatives will have unprecedented access to the executive branch and a new platform from which to advocate as Congress considers reform of American elementary, secondary and higher education systems.
This relationship is an opportunity for institutional members to establish their own foothold in the STEM debate. In addition to the small Leadership Council, the STEM Coalition supports an expansive collection of affiliate members – over 600 organizations. While affiliate memberships do not afford the same level of access, by signing up you will connect your staff with key updates and the opportunity to add your voice to letters, petitions and initiatives on behalf of the technical education world.
ATEC encourages all of its members to sign up for a free affiliate membership today:
1. Click here to get started.
2. Tell the business office.
3. Advertise your new status – through your own communications (e.g., website, newsletters, presentations) display your connection to the coalition and ATEC’s position on the Leadership Council.
While ATEC takes its seat at the table, put your school’s name on the wall.
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.