Academic journal article ATEA Journal

ATEA 2017 Outstanding Technical Teacher Finalists

Academic journal article ATEA Journal

ATEA 2017 Outstanding Technical Teacher Finalists

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Michael Patch, Instructor, Advanced Manufacturing Composites, Everett Community College, Everett Washington

Michael is a member of Composite Washington, a consortium of instructors supported by the Center of Excellence in Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, to fill an urgent need for qualified composite material technicians in an ever-growing number of industries. Michael is a certified composite instructor and nationally recognized proctor; a certified Vacuum Infusion Process Composite Technician and nationally certified instructor; regular conference attendee and committee participant in composite recycling. Michael provided tours and presentations on composite manufacturing to visiting Kyushu Institute of Technology students, from Japan. The Nippon Business Institute and Japanese Cultural and Resource Center in Washington collaborated with the COE for Aerospace.

Michael is the lead faculty on the Everett Community Colleges Composite program for students working with groups of engineers from major universities to design and build an unmanned aerial vehicle.

* Graduated AS, AAS, BS in Aviation Science from Utah Valley University

* Commercial Pilot-Single and Multi-engine, Instrument Rated, Certified Flight Instructor-Multi-engine

Rick Lofy, Workforce and Business Solutions, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha WI

Rick leads a program with 95% success rate for completion of 16 credits with job placement in manufacturing, CNC Boot Camp at Gateway College. …

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