Technical Assistance Recipients:
- Guam Community College, Guam
- Nebraska Indian Community College, Nebraska
- Northern Marianas College, Saipan
- College of Menominee Nation, Wisconsin
- Dine College, Arizona and New Mexico
- Fort Berthold Community College, North Dakota
- Stone Child College, Montana
Technical Assistance Reports:
National PETE and ATEEC (the Advanced Environmental and Energy Center) provide on-site technical expertise to help colleges through one or more of the following activities:
- Conduct Program Assessment to better tailor an existing degree/certificate program or to develop a new degree/certificate program to match local environmental job opportunities with the Tribe, local, state and Federal governments, non-profits, business and industry employers. This process is called “Developing a CurriculUM” or “DACUM”. For more about this process, click here.
- Develop an Environmental Technology Jobs Chart which lists environmentally related job categories and the functions carried out by people in each type of job, for both Tribal and non-Tribal jobs in your region. This helps to answer students’ questions about “What can I do with a degree in X?” and will also be an excellent recruiting tool for your program.
- Develop or improve your plan for student recruitment, tracking and retention in your College’s environmental degree/certificate program(s).
- Develop a local “Advisory Committee” for your science/environmental degree/certificate programs. Advisory committees are composed of knowledgeable individuals from business, government, and industry who are selected to advise and consult with administrators and faculty on the educational programs of an institution.
There are currently no opportunities available for application.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What exactly is a DACUM?
- DACUM is an acronym for Developing a Curriculum. Learn more about what it is here
What qualifies PETE and ATEEC to provide services for Tribal Colleges?
- PETE links the technical resources of DOE, EPA, and NASA Laboratories, federal and state agencies, private industry, and professional societies with participating community colleges to assist in the development of curricula for training environmental health and safety technicians and to encourage more transfer students to pursue environmentally related studies at four-year institutions. ATEEC similarly works in conjunction with PETE to achieve these objectives. Together their experience reaches across many diverse groups and their track record for success is substantial.
Who decides what services are offered to our Pacific Rim/Tribal college?
- Plain and simple – your college decides. PETE and ATEEC are simply there to enable the project to unfold. There is strict emphasis placed on letting the Tribal Colleges and Pacific Rim colleges decide where they want to go with the help that PETE and ATEEC provide.