Ready, Set, Launch Academy Presentations


Techniques: Workplace Trends by Dr. Katherine Manley


Pre-Conference Curriculum and Assessment Process by Dr. Katherine Manley

Welcome to AMTEC by Danine Tomlin

CA2VES by Melissa Zelaya

Problem Based Learning 101 by Jane Ostrander

AMTEC’s Mechatronics Maintenance Curriculum

Alamo Colleges and Toyota Texas in Action by Dr. Juan Song & Mary Batch

Strategy: Creating the New Performance Based Education Program by Gary Saganski

AMTEC by Gordon Belt, Bo Garcia and Glenys Warner

Nissan Apprenticeship Program by Kevin Smith & Paul Williams

AMTEC Certification and Assessments by Dr. Katherine Manley

BCTC Assessment Uses For Education by Mary Maggard

Ready, Set, Launch Academy Overview

AMTEC and Jefferson Community and Technical College hosted the Fall 2013 Academy, Ready, Set, Launch, November 11-13 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. This academy was held to discuss examples of AMTEC’s curriculum implementation at Alamo Community College District, Henry Ford Community College, Lansing Community College, and the Nissan North America manufacturing plant located in Smyrna, TN. Dr. Juan Song (Alamo), Gary Saganski (HFCC), Glenys Warner (LCC), and Kevin Smith & Paul Williams (Nissan) gave accounts of their experiences implementing the AMTEC curriculum at their facilities and the impact it has had on their students and entering workforce. Other partners at the academy were given the opportunity to ask questions and receive ideas as they implement the curriculum at their own facilities.

The Ready, Set, Launch Academy was also held to discuss AMTEC’s Cutting Edge Assessments and examples of their uses at Nissan North America (Smyrna, TN), Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and Somerset Community College. AMTEC’s partners Kevin Smith & Paul Williams (Nissan), Mary Maggard (BCTC), Dr. Katherine Manley & Nick Tomlison (SCC) formed the guest speaking panel for other AMTEC partners and guests to ask questions and receive ideas. Dr. Katherine Manley gave a presentation on how data from the assessments were able to show exactly what areas the test takers needed improvement in and which modules the test takers could take to improve their skills as a technician or engineer.

Additional sessions that were presented at the academy were CA2VES by Melissa Zelaya, Problem Base Learning by Jane Ostrander, and AMTEC’s Industry Driven Approach to Education by Walt Barlow. Kentucky’s manufacturing industries were highlighted through various items that were given to guest speakers and academy attendees. AMTEC would like to especially thank Ale-8-One and Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture for the products they donated for our guests.

Wednesday, Nov. 13th the academy’s guests were given the opportunity to further discuss and network with each other during the Louisville Slugger Factory and Churchill Downs Tours.