Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology
Tennessee has 27 colleges of applied technology, 26 of them (all except Chattanooga, which is located on the campus of Chattanooga State Community College) free-standing institutions. They are the state’s premier providers of workforce development. The 27 TCATs and their 818 employees provide state-of-the-art technical training for workers to obtain the technical skills and professional training necessary for advancement in today’s competitive job market. Through their workforce development mission, the TCATs help businesses and industries satisfy their need for a well-trained, skilled workforce. Under the governance of the TBR, the TCATs offer certificate and diploma programs in more than 50 distinct occupational fields as well as customized training for business and industry.
More information about the Office of Colleges of Applied Technology and their operations is available here.