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UCHRA Public Transit Fleet Adds Two Electric Vehicles

Two Ford Electric SUVs have joined the UCHRA public transportation fleet. UCHRA Transportation Director Holly Montooth said the vehicles were purchased through a $90,000 IMPROVE grant from the state. She said working alongside Tennessee Tech has helped the organization see the benefits of going electric. “Of course, we want to do all we can to support any initiative that’s going ... Read More »

State Clears The Way For Fentress Higher Education Center

Fentress County Executive Jimmy Johnson said funding has been cleared for the early design phase of a new Higher Education Center. The 49,000-square-foot facility will be shared by Roane State and TCAT. It will be located on a 33-acre site on Old Highway 127 South just outside the Jamestown city limits. Johnson said he was waiting on the State Building ... Read More »

Cumberland Dual Enrollment And Work-Based Learning See Increase

The Cumberland County Schools have seen a big increase in the number of students participating in dual enrollment and work-based learning from last year. Dual enrollment students increased from 79 students last fall to 355 students now. Work-based learning has grown from 139 students last year to 331 students. Cumberland County Director of Schools William Stepp said the whole school ... Read More »

TCAT Crossville Hosting Upcoming College Preview Day Tuesday

TCAT Crossville welcomes potential students to campus Tuesday to explore its available programs. College Preview Day will showcase the 18 programs available on-site. Student Services and Marketing Coordinator Jena Demars said the event target anyone looking to advance their education. Demars said they are heavily looking to connect with graduating young people. “We hope to grab their attention by getting ... Read More »

Bailey Has Concerns About Livingston-Crossville TCAT Admin Merger

State Senator Paul Bailey has concerns about the TCAT Crossville-Livingston administrative merger voted on Friday. Bailey said he voiced his concerns to the Tennessee Board of Regents. “I saw the writing on the wall very early that TBR was taking a pathway that they wanted to try having one director over both systems,” Bailey said. “No matter how hard the ... Read More »

State Board Votes To Begin Administrative Merger Of TCAT Crossville, Livingston

With no discussion by committee members, a Tennessee Board Of Regents Committee voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to begin the process of merging TCAT Crossville and TCAT Livingston’s administration. The Committee On Academic Policies and Programs and Student Life voted following less than a three minute presentation. Executive Vice Chancellor for Policy and Strategy Russ Deaton said the regents understand the ... Read More »

UCHRA Working To Expand CHOICES Program Allowing Elderly To Age in Place

UCHRA expanding CHOICES program to allow elderly to age in their own homes. Community Services Manager Jennifer Knepp said the program provides long term support for the aging and vulnerable to allow them to continue their daily activities in the familiarity of their own home. Knepp said TCAT and the Tennessee Board of Regents had recently been cooperating to schedule ... Read More »

Fentress Commission Approves Next Steps For TCAT/Roane State Campus

Fentress County Commission approved an agreement with the city of Jamestown to provide sewer for the future Roane State/TCAT campus. County Attorney Leslie Ledbetter said Jamestown agreed to provide city sewer despite the fact that the property is just outside city limits. She said an adjoining property already has city sewer, and the extension would not be a huge cost ... Read More »

TCAT Crossville Asks City Council To Donate Land For Satellite Campus

TCAT Crossville wants the City of Crossville to donate a lot on Interchange Drive to create a second campus location. The college currently uses part of the seven-plus acres for its truck driving program. Crossville TCAT President Cliff Wightman said a facility on the land could help the school’s capacity issue. “So Interchange presents an interesting opportunity for us,” Wightman said. ... Read More »

Jackson Schools Reach Agreement On Tri-County TCAT Building

An agreement reached between the Jackson County School Board, Macon County School Board and TCAT on the Tri-County TCAT location. Jackson County Director of Schools Kristy Brown said the contract extends the use of the building for another two to three years. It is used for vocational classes such as wielding and culinary arts. Negotiations on the contract have been ... Read More »