SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 – The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is expanding the Transfer Academy for Tomorrows Engineers (TATE) Dual Enrollment Program across Texas this fall. Leaders from both the UTSA College of Engineering and Integrated Design and Blinn College District Engineering Department have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide Blinn engineering students with a smoother transition as they transfer to complete their degree.
Starting this fall, Blinn students can complete an application for the TATE program. Students that meet program criteria will be invited to participate in the first cohort by Blinn faculty and staff.
“Blinn College is pleased to provide this opportunity to our engineering students by entering into this collaborative agreement with The University of Texas at San Antonio,” said Dr. Mary Hensley, Chancellor of the Blinn College District. “Through this partnership, we look forward to providing seamless pathways for our engineering students to earn their bachelor’s degrees.”
Arturo Montoya, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Integrated Design added, “The TATE Program continues to address the workforce needs of our area while also addressing the needs of transfer students to finish their education in a guided and timely manner. We welcome Blinn College as our newest TATE partner.” UTSA also counts the Alamo College District and Lone Star College as TATE program partners.
Jennifer McDaniel, Associate Director of Recruitment for the UTSA College of Engineering and Integrated Design will spearhead recruitment for the TATE dual enrollment program. The program is supported by a cross-campus TATE Oversight Committee that will collaborate to ensure its success. Interested students can visit the TATE website now at either Blinn or UTSA to learn more about the program. For more information, contact the College of Engineering and Integrated Design.