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Dean, Corporate & Community Development
St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376-2865
Amanda is the Dean of Corporate & Community Development at St. Charles Community College (SCC). She has managed and implemented workforce and community development programming and consulting projects for over 25 years, prior to her time with she spent 13 years with St. Louis Community College’s Center for Business, Industry & Labor. Amanda strives to serve the community by supporting initiatives, which promote workforce and community development opportunities in the region. She has advanced those projects by procuring in excess of $40,000,000 in funding through federal, state and private sources. Her clients represent a broad range of business and industry including: manufacturing, aerospace, technology, publishing, healthcare, service, financial, distribution, government and education. She is currently working on SCC’s initiative to strategically expand programming to support its Healthy and Sustainable Living initiative – Healthcare & Emergency Preparedness, Agriculture & Food Science, Science & Natural Resources, and Technology & Engineering.
She serves as a liaison with the Missouri Department of Economic Development/Division of Workforce Development, the current Chair of the Missouri Community College Association Workforce Liaison Group and as SCC’s lead representative for the United States Department of Labor - TAACCT statewide MoWins Grants. Amanda is a board member of the St. Charles County Workforce Investment Board and of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce. In addition to these roles, she serves as a member of the Missouri Economic Development Council, Missouri Association of Customized Training and the Missouri Community College Association. She is the past president and current Committee Chair of the Missouri Association of Customized Training.
She was the recipient of the Beyond the Best Top 50 in Business Awards 2013, O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce 2015 Community Servant Award – Co Recipient, Partners for Progress 2015 Education Progress Award for Initiatives with Midwest Machine Tool Training Center – Co Recipient, International Society for Performance Improvement 2001 Award of Excellence – Co Recipient and United Way 2001 All-Star Award Winner Marketing & Communication – Co Recipient Awards. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia and holds a degree in Business Administration.
Associate VP of Academic Affairs
Aims Community College
Greeley, CO 80634
Chris Lewis currently serves as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs (AVPAA) for Aims Community College in Greeley, CO. Chris joined Aims in July of 2021 initially serving as the Interim Dean of Public Safety, Workforce, and Transportation. Chris moved into the AVPAA role in December of 2021. As AVPAA at Aims, he is responsible for effective planning, vision and leadership for the strategic plan tactics and academic plan initiatives. He provides oversight and coordination for workforce development initiatives and effective operation of the satellite campuses with a focus on developing and enhancing strong partnerships with the communities in the college’s serving area, and the college’s high school programs. He also is responsible for continuing education and the CDL program. Prior to Aims, Chris served as Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Outreach & Strategic Partnerships for Rock Valley College (RVC) in Rockford, IL. At RVC, he was responsible for developing and managing the College’s Workforce and High Priority Occupation development initiatives, including the administration of the Advanced Technology Center, Center for Business and Industry, the Business and Professional Institute, Continuing Education and apprenticeship development. Prior to Aims and RVC, Chris worked for the Alabama Community College System where his roles since 2015 included Interim President of J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College, Special Assistant for Workforce for the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) where he worked as a liaison with Trenholm State Community College where he led the coordination of both the Adult Education and Workforce Develop programs, and lastly, Montgomery/Selma Center Director for the Alabama Technology Network (ATN) where he coordinated ATN activities with Workforce Development partners with an emphasis on assisting business organizations and manufacturers with opportunities in the areas of engineering, quality systems, environmental safety and health, industrial maintenance and other needs of industry while managing ATN center employees. In all of his roles he developed relationships with external organizations to raise the awareness of the Alabama Community College System’s mission and services. Chris has also served as a Financial Services Representative with Principal Financial Group where he helped individuals, families, and businesses with their financial goals.
Prior to joining Aims, RVC, ACCS and Principal Financial, Lewis served as President & CEO of the South Region Minority Supplier Development Council (SRMSDC). The SRMSDC is a non-profit corporation chartered to enhance business opportunities for minority-owned companies by providing support through developing mutually beneficial networking opportunities with corporate members and promoting minority- business development.
Chris is a former business owner serving as Managing Partner for L&S Enterprises and also has extensive experience in small business development from serving as Director of Supplier Diversity for Motion Industries until leaving in 2005 to start L&S Enterprises.
Chris has been active in the community and his past board affiliations include: Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority, 100 Black Men of Birmingham, and Huntsville, Rockford Art Museum Board, Business Council of Alabama, Alabama Transit Association and Green Resource Center for Alabama and has served on several State Commissions. Currently, Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers as Immediate Past President and the Commission for Workforce and Economic Development for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), he is a graduate of the University of Alabama Community College Fellows Program and the co-founder of the Huntsville Aerospace/Automotive Supplier Diversity Conference.
Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development for The Schmidt Training and Technology Center
Reading Area Community College
Bonnie Spayd is currently the Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development for The Schmidt Training and Technology Center at Reading Area Community College. In her position she is responsible for providing a continuum of technology-based education and training to local and regional business and industry, dislocated/underemployed workers and technology degree seeking students. She is responsible for non-credit and credit training and education programs in workforce development, business, manufacturing, IT, mechatronics, automation, precision machining, industrial maintenance, electrical and wastewater utilities. She works closely with diversified local and regional manufacturers in developing internships and job placement programs.
As a visionary leader, she grasps the changing competitive landscape for US manufactures to embrace applied technical cross-skilling of employees. Introduced Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology (AMIST) that integrates multiple technical disciplines to create efficiencies in plant operations. She has been instrumental in developing and launching an AAS degree programs in Mechatronics Engineering Technology (one of the first in the nation); created to combine career training with college credit. She implemented a “stackable” credit credential model that allows students to be hired into their field while continuing in their education; growing their practical competency.
She has positioned RACC as a Partner School with the Packaging Manufacturer’s Machine Institute (PMMI) a National original equipment manufacturers organization and coordinated the efforts needed for RACC to be recognized by the Manufacturing Institute (within NAM - The National Association of Manufacturers) as a “M-List” Community College that teaches manufacturing employees to industry standards.
She facilitated a “Technically Skilled Workforce” Panel Discussion in 2012 for the Obama Administration and facilitated public relations events for every PA Governor in office since 2006 (Governors’ Rendell, Corbett and Wolf). She has been sought out by PBS NEWSHOUR, NPR Marketplace, Sky News, Packaging World Magazine and Reading Eagle newspaper to provide interviews as SME on “technical skilled workforce solutions” and “middle skill technical jobs.” She sees the changing competitive landscape for US manufactures, driving RACC as a leader in developing and implementing VR/AR training for I.4.0 Smart Automation.
Prior to joining Reading Area Community College, Bonnie worked in business development for The Manufacturers Association of Berks County. She also held positions in engineering, quality control, quality assurance, sales and marketing communications for a regional safety products manufacturer; and in production and supervision for a pharmaceutical reagent manufacturer.
She holds a BS and MEd in Biological Science from Kutztown University.
Manager, Center for Workforce Innovation
St. Louis Community College
Workforce Solutions Group
3221 McKelvey Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
St. Louis Community College Workforce Solutions Group Manager, Center for Workforce Innovation
Focus on Advanced Manufacturing, Technical Training & Aerospace Manager of Boeing Pre-employment Training Program (2017 – Present)
Manager of Aviation Programs for Mississippi River Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Grant (2012 – 2016)
Grant Lead, MoManufacturingWINS (2011 – 2015) Manager, CBIL Technical Training (2009 – 2018)
Manager, Customized Training and Direct Pay Contracts (2004 – 2009) Project Coordinator, Advanced Manufacturing (1999 – 2006)
Bachelor of Arts, December 1998 Human Service Agencies - Management
St. Charles County Community College
Associates Degree, Accounting May 1996
Director of Talent & Business Innovation
Lorain County Community College
1005 N. Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035
Terri Burgess Sandu is Director of Talent and Business Innovation for Lorain County Community College. In this role, Sandu leads a team of professionals whose work advances the College’s commitment to student success and talent development that accelerates business growth. Named to the position in January 2012, Sandu leverages 30 years of experience in workforce, community and economic development to facilitate a number of collaborative initiatives with public and private partners.
Currently, Sandu directs the Ohio Technical Skills Innovation Network (Ohio TechNet), a statewide consortium of community colleges and universities focused on meeting the talent needs of Ohio’s advanced manufacturing sector, working closely with leaders from The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, Ohio Department of Higher Education and other industry, education and workforce leaders.
Sandu’s work on Ohio TechNet has helped to foster innovative partnerships between Ohio community colleges and the Manufacturing USA Network, focused on accelerating U.S. advanced manufacturing. Sandu serves on the Ohio Acceleration team for Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) as well as the LIFT National Executive Advisory Council for Education and Workforce. Sandu has been named a 2018 NextFlex Fellow for her work to help advance the mission and purpose of NextFlex, which is focused on ushering in a new age of electronics. With America Makes, which accelerates the adoption of additive manufacturing technology, Sandu co-chairs an work team on internships, apprenticeship and career pathways.
Sandu is a recipient of the Excellence in Workforce Development Innovation Award from the Ohio Economic Development Association, and a proud alumna of Oberlin College, Leadership Lorain County and the YWCA of Cleveland Executive Leadership program.
Dean, Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies
Macomb Community College
DEAN, ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES
Oakland Community College (2017-current)
Auburn Hills, MI
ASSOCIATE DEAN, ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Macomb Community College (2012-2017)
MANAGER, MACHINIST TRAINING INSTITUTE
Focus: HOPE (2009-2012)
BDI (2006 - 2009)
STAFF MANUFACTURING ENGINEER
General Motors Corporation (1997-2006)
SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER
Adam Opel AG (2000- 2002)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
FOCUS: HOPE, MACHINIST TRAINING INSTITUTE
COMMITTEES AND MEMBERSHIP
Faculty Driven Regional Group Chair
College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA
2016 - Present: Faculty Driven Regional Group Chair; Development of Core Industry Descriptors (CID's) for welding that are developed by the committee made up of other community college faculty to create a state-wide model curriculum that will align with industry and third-party credentials.
2013- 2017: Principle Investigator; for NSF ATE Project; Advanced Manufacturing & Processing Technician (AMPT) providing training to meet current future industry demand by aligning, expanding, and upgrading three advanced automated manufacturing technology programs; Manufacturing Technology, Electromechanical Technology, and Welding (automated robotic and laser)
2012 - Present: Weld-Ed Regional Partner; Promote Weld-ED Membership to Schools (regional affiliates) and Industry (industrial affiliates). Implementation and articulation of the National Weld-ED Curriculum to southern California area. Establish specialty tracks for Welding Technology base upon expertise/regional industry needs. Attend annual Weld-ED National Advisory Council.
2011 - 2013: Project Director; Laser Welding Industry Driven Regional Collaborative grant Responsible for finalization and implementation of all project components, including industry advisory board, curriculum development, program certification, and acquisition and installation of project equipment.
2010-2013: Project Director; Welding Automation Industry Driven Regional Collaborative Grant Responsible for finalization and implementation of all project components, including industry advisory board, curriculum development, program certification, and acquisition and installation of project equipment.
2006 - 2008: Project Director; Metal Fabrication Welding Industry Driven Regional Collaborative grant. Responsible for finalization and implementation of all project components, including industry advisory board, curriculum development, program certification, and acquisition and installation of project equipment.
2004-2006: Project Director; Pipe Welding Industry Driven Regional Collaborative grant. Responsible for finalization and implementation of all project components, including industry advisory board, curriculum development, program certification, and acquisition and installation of project equipment.
2002 - Present: College of the Canyons; Department Chair; Welding Technology. Perform duties such as program & class scheduling, program planning & review, budgets & expenditures, curriculum development & modifications, outreach & recruitment, and maintenance for welding technology laboratories
2000 - Present: College of the Canyons; Full-time faculty member. Maintain a full teaching load that ranges from introductory-to-advanced level courses in welding, metal fabrication and robotic welding automation offered under the Welding Technology curriculum.
1996-2000: The Boeing Company; Precision GTAW Welder; Assemble and weld class-A flight hardware to both commercial and military standard specifications.
1993 - 1996: Walt Disney Imagineering- Technical Support Specialist; Assisted in the design, fabrication and installation of conceptual show ride attractions using welding, machining, and fabrication skills
1985 - 1993: McDonnel Douglas Aircraft - Production GTAW Welder; Welding of commercial flight hardware to company production standards.
Executive Director and PI
National Center for Autonomous Technologies
National Science Foundation ATE Program
UAS Technology Instructor
Northland Community & Technical College
13892 Airport Drive
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Jonathan Beck is the Executive Director and Principal Investigator (PI) for the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT). His career in Aerospace, Geospatial and Autonomous technologies has involved creating unmanned aircraft system (UAS) programs across state and federal organizations and higher education. In 2011, he supported Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, MN in launching the nation’s first UAS Maintenance program. NCAT and NCTC are positioned in the hub of the Red River Valley Region, known as the Silicon Valley for UAS technology advancements. It hosts the Federal Aviation Administration FAA UAS Northern Plains Test Site, the Nation’s first UAS Business Development Park “Grand Sky”, the Grand Forks Air Force Base with military, and Customs and Border Protection large scale UAS (Global Hawks and Predators) operations, the University of North Dakota (UND) Professional Pilot and UAS Certificate Programs, and the Research Institute for Autonomous Systems as well as a large number of start-up companies.
He serves on National Visiting Committees for the NSF GeoTech Center and Micro and Nano Technology Education Center, the Board of Directors for the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, a Mentor for the NSF Mentor-Connect program and a Principal Investigator for multiple NSF awards working with a dedicated team to create professional development workshops, STEM engagement opportunities, educational pathways, and industry partnerships, expanding educational resources.
President and CEO
601 Lake Air Drive
Waco, TX 76710
Hope Cotner is President and CEO CORD. She manages faculty development projects such as the Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence and the North Carolina Network for Excellence in Teaching as well as the AT&T Professional Development Academy for Community College Faculty. She also directs curriculum and professional development efforts for college systems in several states.
Hope joined CORD in 1991 and has led a wide variety of initiatives at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. She managed CORD’s communications department for eight years, including directing marketing efforts for NCATC until 1998, and continues to lend her marketing and public relations expertise to the projects she serves in the community college arena.
Hope is past chairman of the Women’s Resource Center Advisory Council at Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas and has served on the advisory committee for the Texas State Leadership Consortium for Professional Development. She is a member of the American Association for Community Colleges and Texas Association of College Technical Educators. In her community, Hope is actively involved in the Junior League of Waco, Public Relations Society of America-Central Texas chapter, and the Waco Symphony Orchestra.
Vice President - Business & Workforce Solutions
Gateway Technical College
Matt Janisin has been the Vice President of the Business & Workforce Solutions (BWS) division at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin since October 2017. His primary role is to oversee outreach to business and industry, apprenticeship, customized contract training, Fab Lab activities, business partnerships, and specialized collaborative training initiatives working with organizations including Department of Corrections, local workforce agencies, and private donors. The work done in BWS connects many aspects of the college and its mission to local business and industry which facilitates deeper relationships. Businesses are served though short term customized training to fill their immediate needs, but then connected to the academic programs to ensure they have a pipeline of talent to grow and prosper. Through our customized training relationship with local employers BWS also serves to connect them with current students and alumni using placement services at the college. Through the Fab Lab BWS provides local employers prototyping services and engages our public and private K12 schools, homeschooling groups, and other community organizations with the college using STEM related programming. We are very proud of our K8 outreach to give students an early STEM experience and connect elementary and middle school teachers with Gateway. Gateway is proud to serve as the connection point between the local K12 schools, community organizations, and area businesses to help forge a stronger, higher skilled, and vibrant community.
Starting 2011, Matt served as Gateway’s NC3 Instructor/Coordinator and responsible for coordinating with local, state, and national industry partners to design, develop, and implement industry credentials to help students fill the skills gap found in many industry sectors including transportation, manufacturing, and construction. He developed and delivered a number of the certification courses available through NC3 and its partners, including the Snap-on Diagnostics, Torque, Wheel Service, and Meter certifications, to current Gateway students, local incumbent workers, and fellow instructors from across the world whose colleges have joined the NC3 team. He was a lead instructor on a project in Oujda, Morocco to build a new college level automotive technology program anchored by NC3 industry certifications. Matt continues to support Snap-on and other NC3 industry partners with these initiatives at an administrative level within Gateway.
Matt holds Bachelor (2002) and Master of Science (2007) degrees in Industrial & Technology Education and a doctorate in Career and Technical Education (2016); all from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He taught a variety of CTE related courses, including PLTW engineering, manufacturing, automotive and power sport technologies at the high school level since 2003 while also adjunct teaching in automotive at Gateway since 2007 before joining Gateway fulltime in 2011. His background is in automotive and he is an ASE Certified Master Technician with a number of other ASE endorsements. He has also authored a textbook, Guide to Diagnostic Product Certification.
Polytechnic Outreach Director
Bismarck State College (BSC)
Bismarck, North Dakota
Director, Polytechnic Outreach, Bismarck State College (2020 – present)
• Execute the expansion and maintenance of BSC public and private partnerships (local, regional, international) to support the Polytechnic mission.
• Direct experiential learning opportunities and facilitates a comprehensive programming plan connected to student learning outcomes resulting from these experiences.
• Provide oversight and administrative leadership for two Polytechnic Outreach Coordinators who support and enhance student success programming, including outreach, student experiential learning, and industry and educational partnership development.
• Organize development of BSC’s Polytechnic Business and Industry Leadership Teams (BILT).
• Initiate and support regional workforce and community development opportunities through credit programming and non-credit training in the areas of manufacturing/automation, energy, health science, cybersecurity, agriculture and finance.
• Identify and pursue opportunities related to adult education, expansion of career technical education in K-12, expanded career pathway options through stackable certificates and workforce development programs.
Contractor, National Power Academy Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2018-2020)
• Provided remote oversight and administrative leadership of the National Power Academy Student Services Division including admissions, enrollment and records, advising, retention, student incident, student clubs, student communication, and student policy.
• Developed, implemented, and led ongoing management of the student information system.
Manager, Energy Technology Programs Bismarck State College (2011 – 2020)
• Served as program manager for Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Certificate Programs in the areas of Energy Management, Electric Power Technology, Electric Transmission System Technology, and Instrumentation and Control programs, to include supervising 50+ adjunct and full-time faculty members, identifying needed programming changes, re-developing degree plans, and facilitating partnership development to support student outcomes
• Led initiatives to position BSC as provider of choice for Industry and Apprenticeship Training Programs.
• Strengthened industry partnerships to support flexible, customized education pathways through the blending of credit and non-credit programming, execution of credit for prior learning, and integration of industry recognized skills and credentials throughout programming.
• Directed multiple Energy Technology Student Advisors in management and support of 1,000+ student education plans and enrollment related processes for individuals entering into 11 Associate and one Bachelor Degree Programs.
• Supervised and supported the Energy Technology Outreach Coordinator in coordinating and attending educational and outreach events, hosting events to promote awareness around programs, and distributing timely communication through program specific websites, print materials, social media channels, and other outlets as needed.
• Served as founding member of and BSC liaison with the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE). EPCE is a national coalition of 3,500+ energy members who develop, sponsor, and promote industry-driven, standardized, quality online learning programs to meet the workforce needs of the energy industry.
• Responsible for multiple division grant activities including budget, reporting, curriculum development and outreach activities.
• Ensured compliance with reporting requirements for local, state, and federal government and numerous grant agencies as related to energy division activities
Vice President - Aviation, Manufacturing & Institutional Effectiveness
Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Ph.D, Library and Information Management, 2008.
The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK; Master of Arts in Education, May 2001.
Emporia State University, Bachelor of Arts in History, May 1996.
Vice President-Aviation, Manufacturing, and Institutional Effectiveness (formerly WATC), Wichita, KS, August 2015-Present
Director, Institutional Research, Wichita Area Technical College
July 2007-July 2015
Assistant Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Wichita Area Technical College
October 2005-June 2007
Vice President, Smartforce Development
Association for Manufacturing Technology
7901 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 900
McLean, VA 22102-4206
Greg Jones is Vice President, Smartforce Development at AMT, The Association for Manufacturing Technology. For AMT, its member companies and the discrete parts manufacturing industry, the term “Smartforce” is used to convey that solving the skills gap is not simply a workforce development issue, but to convey that the current and next generation of manufacturing requires smarter workers who are capability of working with and keeping pace with new innovations and advancements in technology.
Greg began his career in manufacturing in the publishing industry in 1985. In 1996, when the Internet began to have an impact in business-to-business media, Greg formed a joint venture with Techspex, the machine tool database which enables manufacturers to begin their initial research on machine tools that meet their applications. Techspex is operating today under the ownership of Gardner Business Media.
In 2001, Greg was part of the executive team that launched ToolingU an online training business which is owned today by SME. The original intent of ToolingU was to help companies manage the skilled labor gap by training employees in-house, and it quickly became clear that ToolingU provided content for career and vocational schools and community colleges as well.
In 2002, Greg formed a partnership with NIMS to map all ToolingU classes to the national industry standards for credentialing machinists and service technicians, and in his current role at AMT, he completed a project to update the NIMS Standards for Field Service Techs.
In 2009, Greg joined AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors Association as Director of Education and Training. AMTDA merged with AMT in early 2012. That same year, Greg was elected to the Board of Directors of NIMS. Through NIMS, Greg is currently working with policy-makers in Washington and educators to increase the number of apprenticeship programs in the U.S.
Greg is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
2021 marks Greg’s 36th year in manufacturing; he is passionate about his work in bringing the next generation of young people into careers in manufacturing, and he considers his current role in Smartforce Development not only the culmination of his career, but the best job he’s ever had.
Director of Education
Haas Tower - Morris Group, Inc.
651 Day Hill Road
Windsor CT 06095
Toni leads educational initiatives for Morris Group Inc. in their Haas Division navigating outreach and communications for their 14 states throughout the US. Passionate about career & technical education she has spent 15 years engaging, developing and helping to grow advanced manufacturing programs through various roles in the industry. In her current role Toni is working directly with schools, districts and states to justify, grow, fill and sustain viable manufacturing programs at the secondary and post-secondary level. You will find Toni speaking at state and national events to help grow awareness and change perceptions of careers and pathways to manufacturing as well as making the vital link of industry and educators to develop a strong, consistent skilled workforce pipeline.
Toni also sits on boards for The American Precision Museum and NTMA-Workforce Development.
CEO & Executive Director
33607 Seneca Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44139
J. Craig McAtee is the CEO and Executive Director for the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) and a Workforce Development Executive for Tooling U-SME. Between 2013-16 he served as Director of Additive Manufacturing (DOL) for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and Executive Director of the Workforce and Economic Development Division of Tri-C 2000-2007. Before that - he spent over twenty-five (25) years in engineering and senior leadership positions for Swagelok Company, an international manufacturing organization, based in Solon, Ohio.
While at Tri-C, he provided Dean level management of all new and existing applied technologies related credit and non-credit curriculum development, apprenticeships, articulation, and deployment with over $5.5 million-dollar annual budgets. He was responsible for all of the advanced and applied technologies related programs including Manufacturing, Apprenticeships, CAD/CAM, CNC, Integrated Maintenance, Industrial Distribution, Construction, and the Lean Six Sigma Institute. McAtee also provided leadership for special projects directed by the College President and Executive Vice Presidents, as needed.
In addition to his role at NCATC, he provides direction, technical support, and external evaluation for several national grants including the Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC), Weld-Ed (OH), Smart Grid Technicians (HI), Necessary Skills Now (TX), RCBI/Marshall Apprenticeship Works (WV), and others. He also is an active member of the Workforce & Economic Development Commission for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in Washington, DC, past Chair of AACC’s Council of Affiliated Councils (COAC), Co-Chair of the Workforce Industry Experience Working Group at America Makes, Director on the NextFlex Board for Workforce & Education in San Jose, CA and Member of the ARM Institute Education & Workforce Advisory Council (EWAC) in Pittsburg, PA.
McAtee received an Associate of Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College, an Industrial Engineering degree from Kent State University, a Bachelor’s degree in International Management from Malone College, and an Executive MBA from Cleveland State University. He is actively involved with SME, SkillsUSA, FIRST Robotics, MSSC, NIMS, AWS, SACA, NC3, Manufacturing Foresight/LIFT, Arconic Foundation, and several other ManufacturingUSA workforce collaborations - including MxD, ReMADE, AIM Photonics, CESMII, CYMANII, and NIMBLE.
McAtee is also a member of the newly formed National Skills Coalition | BLU led “Manufacturing Recovery Panel” for the Biden Administration, a Business & Industry Leadership Team (BILT) Academy Coach for 2020-2024 cohorts, an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University, Keynote Speaker on “The Future of Work and Demystifying Industry 4.0” across the nation, as time permits.
33607 Seneca Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44139
Holly Rolf is currently the Operations Manager for NCATC. She maintains NCATC's web site, handles registration for the yearly Fall Conference and Summer Workshop as well as all accounting and membership functions.
Holly began working with NCATC at the end of 2007, primarily to do invoicing of membership dues and accounting; she continues to manage more of the daily operations.
In 2005, Holly started her own accounting business and today has over 10 clients. NCATC is her largest, national client to date.