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TCAT Livingston Using State Grant To Boost Advanced Manufacturing Program

Dual enrollment students from six Upper Cumberland Counties will benefit from a $1 million grant that TCAT Livingston was rewarded. Operations and Facilities Vice-President Jeff Slagle said through the grant, a manufacturing cell with robots will be added on campus. “This is a new technology that we know that’s needed in the Upper Cumberland based on our surveys with advisory ... Read More »

TCAT Livingston Receives $1 Million State Grant For Robotics, Automation

TCAT Livingston has been rewarded a $1 million grant to continue robotics and automation education in the Upper Cumberland. The funding comes from the second round of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education. TCAT McMinnville also received funding of some $730,000 to build early post-secondary opportunities. The program prioritizes learning opportunities in rural counties and enhances career and technical education ... Read More »

TCAT-Livingston Applying For Robots, Transportation And More Teachers

TCAT-Livingston and Six Upper Cumberland School Districts are partnered on a $1 million grant application. The application is through Tennessee’s GIVE 2.0 program. Operations and Facilities Vice President Jeff Slagle said the goal is to grow the region’s advanced manufacturing programs. Slagle said a large portion of the funding is aimed at getting students accustomed to working along side the ... Read More »

Lee’s Proposed TCAT Funding Benefits Livingston Location

TCAT Livingston and other locations across the state are seeing a waiting list for programs. As a result, Governor Bill Lee has proposed $79 million dollars to reduce the some 11,000 people statewide waiting for classes. TCAT Livingston President Myra West said the extra funding is a significant investment that would help feed the demand. “For example, if we have ... Read More »

Jackson County HVAC Program Launching In January

Jackson County Schools will launch its dual-enrollment HVAC program in mid-January for Jackson County High School students. Director of Schools Kristy Brown said an instructor has been hired and the program is through Livingston-TCAT. Brown said workforce research shows how much local HVAC workers are needed. “They need workers, they need skilled people who can do that, not just from ... Read More »

HVAC Training Coming to Jackson County High

Jackson County High School Students will soon be able to get HVAC training. There will be two different sites, including Jackson County High School and Jackson County Instructional Service Center in Gainesboro. Jackson County Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the decision to put HVAC on campus comes from employer’s needs. “There’s research that goes into what program we’re able ... Read More »

On-Site Welding Begins for Clay County High School

Commuting for vocational training is a thing of the past for Clay County High School students. This program stems from $1 million dollars of funding through Governor Bill Lee’s Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education program. After more than a year of planning, welding instructor Marshall Burch has come in to provide students with career path after high school. “Not every ... Read More »