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Front Page - Friday, July 31, 2020

Chattanooga State receives $200K for workforce training




Chattanooga State Community College recently received a $200,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to purchase equipment for a new workforce training site in Rhea County.

The equipment will be installed in mobile labs built adjacent to the Nokian Tyres plant, enabling the Tennessee College of Applied Technology to offer industrial electricity and industrial maintenance technical diploma programs to an estimated 40 residents of Rhea and Bledsoe counties each year in response to local workforce needs.

Enrollment in these two programs will be available beginning in January.

“Industry in Dayton needs industrial maintenance and electricity techs, and this new equipment will allow Chattanooga State to train technicians there in the city,” says Dr. Jim Barrott, TCAT executive vice president.

The project will establish a career pipeline to support local manufacturing industries and will increase post-secondary students’ access to advanced training and completion of industry-recognized certifications, Barrott adds.

The ARC funds will leverage more than $467,000 from other sources, bringing the project total to more than $667,000.

For more information, contact Jerry Hendrix at 423 365-5010 or jerry.hendrix@chattanoogastate.edu.

Source: Chattanooga State Community College