Florida Association for Industrial and Technical Educators


Florida Association for Industrial and Technical Educators


The Florida Association for Industrial and Technical Educators (FAITE) is a non-profit professional organization which works collectively toward the advancement and enhancement of technical and industrial education throughout Florida. Membership in FAITE is open to all Industrial & Technical educators.

FAITE meets twice a year as a group at either the CTE Joint Conference or during the annual FACTE Conference and Trade Show. 

The Florida Association for Technical and Industrial Educators is affiliated with the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education, Inc. (FACTE) and works with FACTE toward the advancement and enhancement of career and technical education. Click on the link below to join today. Make sure you check the FAITE affiliation box to join both.  FACTE Conference Presenter Application Form 2018

Nominate someone from your county for the FLATE awards given at the FACTE conference 2018.

2018 FACTE-FLATE Awards Deadline Flyer

2018 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Partner Service Award Criteria

2018 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator Award Criteria

2018 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Secondary Educator Award Criteria


FACTE Presentations 2014 



SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

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The Florida Association for Career and Technical Education is a non-profit organization committed to the development of education that will prepare both young and adult Floridians for successful careers. Our role is one of leadership and support for CTE teachers, administrators, and students, who also represent our membership.

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ACTE Trade and Industrial Division.

Trade and industrial education prepares people for careers in a variety of trades, including carpentry, masonry, electrical and construction management; automotive technology; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; computer-aided drafting and manufacturing; and cosmetology. Division members are instructors of these subjects at the secondary and postsecondary levels, as well as university professors who prepare these teachers.

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3 Great reasons to join!


1. Collaboration

One of the best resources is each other.  Visit our site for the latest news and best practices from your fellow professionals. Learn what is new and trending in our industries and how to implement in the classroom.


2. Legislative Updates

FAITE members stay informed of the latest legislative measures through our partnership with the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education. Stay informed on issues impacting CTE.



3. Training

Looking for continuing education credit for your certificate renewal or want to get certified in your technical area?  FAITE offers several ways to earn points toward your certificate and certification in many technical areas.




The Florida Association for Industrial and Technical Educators (FAITE) is a division of the Florida Association for Career and Technical Educators (FACTE).  Division members are instructors and administrators at the secondary and post-secondary levels, as well as university professors who prepare students numerous careers including graphic designers, electricians, web developers, automotive technicians, HVAC technicians, CAD drafters, manufacturing technicians, cosmetologists and many more! 

FAITE was created to:
•    promote, the philosophy and objectives of industrial and technical education
•    offer greater visibility to the problems and challenges of industrial and technical educators
•    promote and recognize the growth of industrial and technical education teachers in their professional development
•    cooperate with federal and state authorities in promoting high standards and developing sound practices in industrial technical education programs         and services
•    promote growth and development of SkillsUSA as an integral part of industrial and technical education programs and services
•    provide statewide support and meetings of industrial and technical educators for an exchange of ideas for the promotion, improvement, and expansion of industrial and technical programs and services

The FAITE Division is aligned with the following Career Clusters:

•    Architecture and Construction  
•    Arts, A/V Technology and Communications  
•    Energy
•    Human Services
•    Information Technology  
•    Manufacturing  
•    Transportation, Distribution and Logistics





FAITE Board Members



Active and Associate Members in good standing of FAITE are eligible to hold office. The board members of the association are elected by a majority vote of FAITE members voting at the Annual Business Meeting or a Special Business Meeting. 


The responsibilities of the Executive Officers are to vigorously and conscientiously promote the purposes of FAITE to the best of their abilities.


Dale Toney

Marion Technical Institute

As a member of the Florida Association of Career and Technology Educators (FACTE), I have attended the relevant state conferences. I have presented at the FACTE Conference on Best Practices for my program to fellow teachers and program directors. I have also consulted with the Florida Advanced Technology Educators organization in creating high school programs that will help secondary students pass the rigorous Manufacturing Skills Standards Council CPT certification test including CSWA Solidworks certification.

I also work with the Skills USA as an advisor preparing my students for leadership and skills competitions.2009: Completion of Florida Online Reading Professional Development (FOR PD) to help students who are struggling in reading.  



Kim Burt

Marion Technical Institute

Teaches high school students Technical Support Services focusing on student individual interest in Microsoft and CompTIA industry certifications at Marion Technical Institute and adults at Marion Technical College, Ocala, Florida.
• Member of the cybersecurity advisory board at Marion Technical College.
• Member of College of Central Florida advisory board for the degree Computer Information Systems.
• Treasurer of the local Toast Masters chapter.
• Member of the IT Ocala Professionals group that meets bi-monthly.



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Alan Lynch

Orange Technical College

Alan joined FAITE in 2011 and has served on the board as Vice President and President.  Alan is the program director of Launch Site at the Mid Florida Campus.  Launch Site prepares student to enter the simulation industry as visual artists and programmers.  Working with industry, Alan has developed several programs and frameworks for the state of Florida including; 3d animation, simulation and digital media programs.



Danielly Orozco


Danielly Orozco, M.S. is the Associate Director of the Florida Advanced Technology Education Center (FLATE). Danielly’s background includes B.S. and M.S. degrees in Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Her professional experience features more than ten years as a researcher focused on environmental design, testing and construction projects. Mrs. Orozco has been working with FLATE for more than eight years as a subject matter expert and curriculum coordinator. In her current role as associate director, Danielly helps to promote and support manufacturing and advanced technical education, best practices and educational resources by ensuring the continuation of exemplary industry partnerships, workforce opportunity, and educational synergy throughout the state of Florida. 


Kathy McLain

County Schools




Ebe Randeree

Associate Dean Florida State University College

Ebe Randeree's background spans the fields of technology, healthcare, leadership and higher education. His specific interests are in outreach and creating pipelines between higher education to industry. He has taught courses in Technology, Health Informatics, Social Media and Leadership.  He currently teaches career-centered courses in leadership for a range of disciplines. Ebe has a master's degree in computer science, an MBA focused on Health Administration, and worked on his PhD (ABD) in Management Information Systems. In his administration role, he focuses his administration

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Kathryn Wheeler


Kathryn Wheeler

Florida DOE

Kathryn is the State Supervisor for Architecture and Construction and Energy Career Clusters at the Florida Department of Education. In her work, she collaborates with expert educators and industry professionals to create, review and update educational programs in the Architecture and Construction and Energy Career Clusters for Florida’s middle schools, high schools, technical colleges and state colleges. Kathryn serves as an ex-officio member on the Board of Directors for Florida SkillsUSA. Prior to joining the Department of Education, Kathryn worked as a research assistant at the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Building Construction, while earning her Master of Science in Building Construction. Through this experience, she conducted field research on solar-based water pumping and other sustainable construction technologies at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. Kathryn has also worked in the as a licensed interior designer, and has designed projects in the office, healthcare and residential market sectors.