JOINING NCATC 

Application Form for 

Advanced Technology Center


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Criteria and Categories: Application for Membership

Membership in the NCATC requires a commitment to share information with other institutions and to participate in Coalition activities. All members are strongly urged to register for the annual conference.

There are six categories of membership/sponsorship:

Full Member: Institutions of higher education having established, operating ATC’s are eligible for Full Membership. As well as having general voting privileges in the Coalition, Full members are eligible to serve on the Coalition’s Board of Directors. Applicants requesting this category of membership will be asked to provide evidence* of their ATC’s level of activity. The annual fee is $600.

Note: NCATC has special pricing for multi-college districts desiring to have more than three of its colleges hold NCATC membership status.

 

Affiliate Member: Institutions of higher education that are affiliated with a Full Center Member in good standing that have an interest and/or affiliation with advanced technology training are eligible for Affiliate Membership in the Coalition. The Full Center must assume full financial responsibility for the Affiliate Member(s) and all anniversary dates will be the same. Affiliate Members do NOT have voting privileges in the Coalition. Affiliate Members must be recommended by their affiliate Full Center member and be Board approved. The annual fee is $200.

Note: Affiliate Members can request an upgrade to Full Member through the process defined under Full Member above.

Associate Member: Institutions of higher education that have an interest in or are in the process of developing an ATC are eligible for Associate Membership in the Coalition. Associate members have voting privileges in the Coalition. The annual fee is $600.

 *Note: NCATC has special pricing for multi-college districts desiring to have more than three of its colleges hold NCATC membership status. Associate members can request an upgrade to Full member through the process defined under Full Member above.

System-Centric Membership: Each organization within the system must meet the same criteria and categories above--a combination of Full Center and Associate is allowed--and coordinates invoicing through the system office. For discounted pricing schedule, please refer to the NCATC System-Centric Pricing Matrix.

Individual Member: This non-voting category applies to individuals who wish to support the NCATC goals and objectives. It is reserved for individuals who are former employees of the an NCATC member organization. It is not available to individuals currently employed by secondary or postsecondary institutions. The annual fee is $75.00.

Strategic Partner Alliance Member: This category is reserved for profit and non-profit organizations that support the goals of the NCATC and will assist the Coalition in achieving those goals. Corporate members do not have voting privileges. The application must include an outline of special offers and/or value-added opportunities for NCATC member organizations. The annual fee is $600.00.


Criteria for Full Membership In the NCATC

An Advanced Technology Center operation, ATC, is a commitment of persons and resources in the effort to reach, enhance, and add value to business and industry. It is not necessarily a physical facility, but is often thought of and referred to as a structure. Beyond bricks and mortar, an ATC operation is a conscious effort to bring together the resources of the college or institution in workforce development, economic development and business and industry outreach. Its organizational model usually reflects the needs of the local community and by its nature is involved in the application of new and leading edge technology.

Full Membership in the NCATC is reserved for those organizations that fulfill the role of industry and technical training and service through a major commitment of resources, facilities and focused efforts. In essence, the Full Membership category is reserved for those institutions with established, operating Advanced Technology Centers.

To help guide the Membership Committee in its decision making process, the following is a list of indicators to which each applicant should respond.

PLEASE SUBMIT FLYERS, BROCHURES, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, OR OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR CENTER THAT MIGHT PROVE HELPFUL TO THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE.

Examples in any or all of the following six areas will assist the evaluation of the application.

   1. Evidence of an ATC role and one that demonstrates a commitment to the philosophy of industry and technical training and service.
   2. Evidence of a commitment of the governing and administrative structures of the institution.
   3. Evidence of a commitment of resources from the institution to the ATC.
   4. Evidence of a commitment to the kind of programming that distinguishes ATCs from other postsecondary programs.
   5. Evidence of a pro-active program promotion and delivery.
   6. Evidence of a commitment to providing benefits and services to industry and education beyond training.

Membership in the NCATC requires a commitment to share information with other institutions and to participate in Coalition activities. All members are urged to register for the annual NCATC conference.

If you have questions regarding your application, please call 440.318.1558 or email ncatc1@gmail.com

 * After receipt and review of your application by the NCATC Board of Directors, you will be notified of status, and if accepted, invoiced per the category of membership.


Application Form for 

Strategic Partner Alliance


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Strategic Partner Alliance Criteria

The NCATC Strategic Partner Alliance (SPA) is comprised of organizations whose mission significantly overlaps that of NCATC member schools in the areas of education and training, workforce and economic development and emerging technologies development.  Our current alliance members can be viewed on our Strategic Partners Tab.  

The NCATC values the expertise and support that Strategic Partner Alliance companies bring to our network of colleges.   Each of our member colleges operate (or are developing) Advanced Technology Centers focused on programming that addresses the talent needs of our communities.  In that spirit, NCATC seeks strategic partners who also advocate for advanced technology issues, provide software and equipment that help colleges address education and training issues, represent significant industry membership, etc.  

Strategic partner companies and NCATC continuously seek ways to add value to this relationship.  SPA partners are featured at both the summer workshop and fall conference and provided an exhibition space to facilitate conversation with conference attendees.  NCATC also welcomes and solicits presentation abstracts for both conferences.  In addition, a Strategic Partner Alliance Advisory Council meets with the SPA sub-committee at least once annually to review current practices and discuss new opportunities that might provide greater value to both SPA partners and NCATC member colleges.  

To promote an ongoing, beneficial relationship between NCATC member colleges and current and potential strategic partners, we offer the following guidelines as suggestions for long term success as a member of the NCATC SPA:

Plan to be an active participant in NCATC events;
Build relationships with existing NCATC member colleges and highlight those with other potential colleges who may not already be NCATC members;
Articulate the “value proposition” that colleges will recognize by partnering with your organization;
Consider “discounted” products or services that might be available to NCATC colleges;
Stress “solutions” to economic and workforce talent development initiatives;
Utilize the NCATC network to advertise and build audience for webinars.

Note:  These guidelines are offered based on suggestions from our existing SPA network and their long term tenure with our organization.