Teachers College, Columbia University

ATE Regional Centers: CCRC Final Report

By Monica Reid Kerrigan, James Jacobs, Analia Ivanier & Vanessa Smith Morest

As part of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, ATE regional centers work with community colleges and businesses in a single region to improve technical education and better meet current and future workforce demands of local economies.

The CCRC study reported here analyzes how effective ATE regional centers have been in meeting these goals. Fieldwork for the study involved site visits and interviews at eight regional centers. Findings suggest that regional centers are indeed viable and useful for the NSF ATE program.