Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center
Through the creation of competency-based curriculum,
diverse and effective professional development training and opportunities, and replicable
workforce/program development models and offerings, MATEC affects change in the field of
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) education. MATECs materials and
services are a collaborative effort between education and industry, working through a
close and responsive partnership between the public and private sector. As the need for
more highly skilled technicians in the semiconductor manufacturing field grows, MATEC has
positioned itself to continue to be the leader in SMT education and industry
With its partners
in education and industry, MATEC develops programs, materials, and
training that enables students, faculty, and technicians to continuously
master the evolving competencies in science, mathematics, technology,
and communications required by the workforce of the semiconductor,
electronics, and advanced manufacturing industries.
MATEC is the worldwide
leader in education and industry collaboration, supporting the ongoing
development of a highly skilled workforce.
Other MATEC Projects:
Provides tools and resources to support electronics technology and electronic systems education.
High Tech U (HTU):
An industry-driven career exploration program for high school sophomores and juniors
that promote math, science, technology, and engineering skills.
Enhancing technician education and training in the field of electronics.
NACK Center: Supports the development of two-year degree programs in micro- and nanotechnology across the country.
FastTrack 2 HighTech:
A certification program for high technology and manufacturing technicians.
Other ATE Centers:
ATE Impact Site: Provides information about all of the NSF funded Advanced Technological Education Centers.