About Us
Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc.

How FATE Evolved

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) began its search for a comprehensive educational program to equip participating high-school students with in-demand trade and technical skills. The entrepreneurial component was integrated to better prepare students to ensure a success transition to the workplace.

In 1971, the integration of an entrepreneurial component to ensure a successful transition for students to the workplace resulted in the formation of Fairfax County Vocational Education Foundation, Inc. (FAXVO). The organization’s name was then amended to the Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc. in 1991.

Influx of Resources

FATE has progressed by leaps and bounds in its objective to empower students with occupational and employability skills across numerous industry trades. The influx of representatives from a wide range of business and professional organizations in the present day has ensured plentiful resources, support, and career opportunities to students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc.
Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc.

Creating Successful Careers

FATE is committed to enhancing participation in society and workforce development by encouraging students to become thoughtful and innovative, self-directed learners. The organization’s sponsored CTE programs provide students the confidence to pursue post-secondary education and broad-based global thinking that will propel them into successful careers.

Board of Directors

KAYVAN JABOORI

KAYVAN JABOORI

BOARD PRESIDENT
DAVID NEUMAIER

DAVID NEUMAIER

BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
NATHAN (BUCKY) WHITE, IV

NATHAN (BUCKY) WHITE, IV

BOARD TREASURER
MICHAEL R. KIEFFER

MICHAEL R. KIEFFER

BOARD COUNSEL

Additional Board Memebers

WILLIAM LANGE

Lawrence Doll Homes, LLC

EDWARD JOHNSON

Network Realty Partners

JEFFREY KRASHIN

Merrill Lynch

STANLEY STEWART

Sutton Yantis Associates Architects

KYLE KRATZER

Fairfax County Government

DIANE PRUNER

DECA Grants Program Director
FATE Lifetime Member

KRITI RAO

United Bank

TERESE WILSON

Lehman Smith & McLeish Architects

AUDREY CLARK

JOSEPH T. DALY

DAVID FOSTER

CARL JURAN

DIANE PRUNER

LEO T. THIBODEAU

FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STAFF LIAISONS

SCOTT BRABRAND

Division Superintendent

NOEL KLIMENKO

Assistant Superintendent
Instructional Services Department

JENNIFER GLASER

Director, Counseling and College and Career Readiness

WHITNEY KETCHLEDGE

Coordinator, Career and Technical Education

AMY GRANAHAN

Program Manager, Marketing Education

BARBARA SMITH

Program Manager, Trade and Industrial Education

JOY FRANK-PHILLIPS

FATE Administrative Assistant

Corporate Members