Joe Volk started out like many students at South Central College. He graduated from high school in Morristown and enrolled in a technical program, started working in industry while going to school, and continued to work with some advancement opportunities and some job changes as the economy shifted. Now he’s back at South Central College trying to do for students what Dean Odette, his Welding instructor in 1990-1991, did for him.
The excitement in Kate Dell’s voice is infectious. The 27-year-old Washington State native is wrapping up her education at WyoTech’s campus in Laramie, Wyo. In just a few weeks, she’ll start a new job as an entry-level diesel technician at a Mack Trucks dealership in Denver.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Launches $10 Million Workforce Development Grant Competition for Local Communities
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the start of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition, a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities.
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology system is quickly incorporating NC3 into their curriculum and recently broke records by enrolling all 27 Career and Technical Colleges as NC3 member schools. TCAT – Elizabethton is currently at the top of the list for most issued 2014 NC3 Certifications.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Nicholas T. Pinchuk, chairman and CEO of Snap-on Incorporated from Kenosha, Wis., fourth from left, announced Oct. 8th that the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton would become a Snap-on certified regional training center. Program participants, pictured form left, are State Rep. Timothy Hill, TCAT director Dean Blevins, TCAT Vice Chancellor James King, Pinkchuk, John Lee, Certified NC3 instructor and TCAT diesel instructor, Roger Tadejewski, executive director of NC3-National Coalition of Certification Centers from Edmond, Ok., Chelle Travis, associate vice chancellor of TCATs, and Patrick Archambault of Trane.