MATE, standing for:
is an organization striving to prepare America’s future workforce for jobs in the marine field.
The MATE Center’s mission is to help prepare America’s future workforce for ocean-related occupations. The MATE Center utilizes information from employers to improve and develop educational programs with a focus on marine technology. The Center focuses on community college education and the creation of strong links between community colleges and high schools, technical schools, 4 year institutions, research institutions, and industry, government, military, and labor organizations.