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Overton Cruise-In Moves To TCAT With Downtown Work

The Overton County Cruise-in entertaining greater numbers after moving from the Livingston Square to the TCAT Livingston campus. Cruise-In President Josh Johnson said the event had an unusually large turnout in its first installment at the new location in April. He said some 135 vintage cars were parked in the lot and attendees had space to spread out and enjoy ... Read More »

Crossville & Livingston Campuses Now TCAT Upper Cumberland

TCAT Crossville and TCAT Livingston have become TCAT Upper Cumberland, effective Thursday, expanding programming and outreach. TCAT Upper Cumberland President Cliff Wightman said the merger is designed to increase student success above all else. He said the service areas of the two campuses already had major overlap. “This is something that’s thought of far ahead of how can they share ... Read More »

Pickett High Fielding Parents’ Dual Enrollment Questions

Pickett County High School students and their parents can hear firsthand accounts about the benefits of dual enrollment at a meeting Thursday night. Pickett County High School Counselor Amber Steddum said representatives from TCAT and Vol State will be in attendance to inform parents of the opportunities. She said parents may not realize that their children can receive college credit ... Read More »

Fentress Library Gets Job Training Virtual Reality Equipment

New virtual reality job training equipment now in place inside the Fentress County Public Library to help residents prepare for potential future careers. Assistant Library Director Delana Goad said the devices include training programs for regionally-popular fields like nursing and welding. She said she worked through a nursing course while training with the headset at MTSU before bringing it back ... Read More »

Special Education Workshop Helping Clay Families Monday

ARC will hold a Special Education Workshop to help Clay County parents facilitate their child’s transition to college or the workforce. Regional Family Engagement Specialist Kristie Irvin said many parents are unaware of the opportunities ahead of their children after high school. She said she aims to help parents understand special education at the college level and ways special education ... Read More »

Butler Sponsoring Bills To Expand Secondary Options

State Representative Ed Butler has sponsored a pair of bills focused on providing more flexible post-secondary education options for Upper Cumberland students. Butler said one bill will allow students to use the Tennessee Promise in summer semesters, allowing graduated seniors to use the scholarship immediately after high school. He said many students are motivated to pursue their degree right away, ... Read More »

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 »