The American Technical Education Association emphasizes professional development for postsecondary technical educators

President Lin Zhou was recently appointed to the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Board of Trustees.

TACOMA, Wash. –Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou was recently appointed to the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) Board of Trustees. Her appointment fills an open seat, vacated by Dr. Keith McClanahan, provost and executive vice president for learning at Ozarka College in Arkansas.

The ATEA is an autonomous, non-affiliated association dedicated to advocacy and ensuring quality in postsecondary technical education, with an emphasis on professional development for those who teach, serve or administer technical education at the postsecondary level.

“I am excited to serve on this respected board,” said Dr. Zhou. “I look forward to contributing to this organization, whose mission is to advocate for technical education, and the professional development of those who work in the technical education industry,” said Dr. Zhou.

Dr. Zhou’s term will expire in 2020. For more information about ATEA, go to https://ateaonline.org/. For more information about President Zhou, go to www.bates.ctc.edu/BatesPresident.

About American Technical Education Association

The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) is the association for the postsecondary technical educator with emphasis on professional development. The organization is dedicated to excellence in quality of postsecondary education focusing on practical teaching ideas and best practices. ATEA recognizes outstanding performance and leadership and provides a network for career connectivity.

About Bates Technical College

Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in nearly 50 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 5,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to www.bates.ctc.edu, or call 253.680.7000.

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