Membership in the NCATC requires a commitment to share information with other institutions and to participate in Coalition activities. All members are strongly urged to register for the annual conference.
There are two categories of membership:
Coalition Member: Institutions of higher education that have established or are interested in developing an Advanced Technology Center per the criteria below. Full members have general voting privileges in the Coalition and are eligible to serve on the Coalition’s Board of Directors. The annual fee is $600.
Statewide systems interested in membership, please contact NCATC for additional options.
Affiliate Member: NCATC serves to assist pipeline development for advanced technology training pathways. We see a direct correlation with K-12 and Adult Vocational Education programs in workforce development. Secondary Institutions that are affiliated with a Coalition Member in good standing and have an interest in and/or affiliation with advanced technology training are eligible for Affiliate Membership in the Coalition. Affiliate Members do NOT have voting privileges in the Coalition. Affiliate Members must be recommended by their affiliate Full Center member and be Board approved. The annual fee is $300.
Coalition Membership Criteria
An Advanced Technology Center operation, ATC, is a commitment of persons and resources in the effort to reach, enhance, and add value to business and industry.
Beyond bricks and mortar, an ATC operation is a conscious effort to bring together the resources of the college or institution in workforce development, economic development and business and industry outreach. Its organizational model reflects the needs of the local community and by its nature is involved in the application of new and leading-edge technology.
Coalition Membership in the NCATC is reserved for those organizations that fulfill the role of industry and technical training and service through a major commitment of resources, facilities, and focused efforts. To help guide the Membership Committee in its decision-making process, the following is a list of indicators to which each applicant should respond.
PLEASE SUBMIT FLYERS, BROCHURES, ARTICLES, OR OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR INSTITUTION THAT MIGHT PROVE HELPFUL TO THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE.
Examples in any or all of the following areas will assist the evaluation of the application.
Membership in the NCATC requires a commitment to share information with other institutions and to participate in Coalition activities. All members are urged to register for the annual NCATC conference.
If you have questions regarding your application, please call 440.600.7749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: After receipt and review of your application by the NCATC Board of Directors, you will be notified of status, and if accepted, invoiced per the category of membership.
Strategic Partner Criteria
The NCATC Strategic Partner network is comprised of organizations whose mission significantly overlaps and compliments that of NCATC member schools in the areas of education and training, workforce and economic development and emerging technologies skills development. Our current Strategic Partner members can be viewed on our Strategic Partners Tab.
The NCATC values the expertise and support that Strategic Partner organizations bring to our network of colleges. Each of our member colleges operate (or are developing) Advanced Technology Centers focused on programming that addresses the talent needs of our communities. In that spirit, NCATC seeks strategic partners who also advocate for advanced technology issues, provide software and equipment that help colleges address education and training issues, represent significant industry membership, etc.
Strategic Partner organizations and NCATC continuously seek ways to add value to this relationship. Strategic Partners are featured at both the Summer Workshop and Annual Fall Conference and provided an exhibition space to facilitate conversation with conference attendees. NCATC also welcomes and solicits presentation abstracts for both conferences. In addition, a Strategic Partner Leadership Council meets with the NCATC Strategic Partner sub-committee at least once annually to review current practices and discuss new opportunities that might provide greater value to both Strategic Partners and NCATC member colleges.
To promote an ongoing, beneficial relationship between NCATC member colleges and current and potential strategic partners, we offer the following guidelines as suggestions for long term success as a member of the NCATC Strategic Partners:
Note: These guidelines are offered based on suggestions from our existing Strategic Partner network and their long term tenure with our organization.