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NESCC Aviation Technology program director Richard Blevins demonstrates landing gear simulator
August 24, 2018 Northeast State Community College

Students enrolled in the Aviation Technology program at Northeast State Community College will jump into a new laboratory space for training when fall classes begin next week.


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TCAT Elizabethton instructors help Boy Scouts earn their auto maintenance merit badge
August 22, 2018 TCAT Elizabethton

Boy Scout Troop 694 from Cincinnati, Ohio, attended the races at Bristol Motor Speedway this past weekend. Before the green flag dropped, troop members earned their automotive maintenance merit badges at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Elizabethton.

The scouts visited the college Friday morning for the pre-arranged class in maintenance basics, before heading to speedway that afternoon. They began their 312-mile trek home on Sunday.


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Jackson State Community College Green Jays
August 21, 2018 Jackson State Community College

Jackson State Community College revealed its new athletic identity as the Green Jays Tuesday (Aug. 21, 2018) in an event open to the employees and the community. The newly refinished gym floor was revealed to spectators eagerly awaiting the new identity.

“From the very beginning we’ve been the Generals,” said Steve Cornelison, JSCC director of athletics and student activities. “At the time this mascot embodied our fighting spirit and continued with us as we built the institution and our athletic program from the ground up.”


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AT&T Tennessee President Joelle Phillips presents donation to Chancellor Flora W. Tydings
August 16, 2018

For the second consecutive year, AT&T has donated $81,000 to the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology to enhance student training programs in Computer Information Technology, which will help address critical workforce development needs throughout Tennessee.


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Motlow Professor Khalid Tantawi and President Michael Torrence
August 10, 2018 Motlow State Community College

Motlow State Community College and Mechatronics Professor Khalid Tantawi have been awarded a $545,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a 36-month project to introduce the concepts and technologies of Smart Manufacturing to the educators of advanced manufacturing in the United States.

The project, titled “Smart Manufacturing for America’s Revolutionizing Technological Transformation” will feature Motlow as a national hub for training Smart Manufacturing for Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing educators across the nation.


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TNTrained's second class at TCAT Murfreesboro's Smyrna Campus
August 10, 2018

Fifty-one educators and economic development professionals from state and local agencies assembled this week to launch the second class in the TNTrained program, a new initiative of the College System of Tennessee and the state departments that help recruit new jobs to Tennessee.


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Cris Perkins, assistant vice chancellor for strategic advancement
August 2, 2018

Cris Perkins has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for strategic advancement at the College System of Tennessee, assuming responsibility for system-level development, advancement and fundraising to bolster its Student Success and Workforce Development mission.

Perkins’ work also will support the development activities at the College System’s 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.


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Jackson State Community College
August 1, 2018 Jackson State Community College

People working in law enforcement and criminal justice fields seeking to advance their careers or students wanting to enter those fields quickly can take advantage of the new associate of applied science degree in criminal justice at Jackson State Community College.

The new two-year degree program launches this fall.


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Mechatronics instructors and students
July 31, 2018

Four Tennessee community colleges are each receiving a $250,000 state grant to help high school students earn two-year degrees in the high-demand field of mechatronics.

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings announced that Chattanooga State, Cleveland State, Motlow State and Roane State community colleges will receive the funding. The grants were funded by a $1 million appropriation in the Fiscal Year 2018-19 State Budget proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and approved by the Tennessee General Assembly.


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Signing Day at TCAT Knoxville
July 25, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved criteria for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville.

President Dwight E. Murphy is resigning as president of TCAT Knoxville effective Dec. 31. He  has served a dual role as president of TCAT Knoxville and TCAT Oneida/Huntsville for six years, and is resigning as president of the Knoxville campus only, remaining as head of the Scott County campuses.


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Tennessee students rack up awards at SkillsUSA 2018 championship
July 23, 2018

A total of 41 students from 11 College System of Tennessee campuses won medals at the 2018 SkillsUSA National Championship, demonstrating their knowledge and expertise across an array of career and technical skills.

Gold medal winners from the 2018 Tennessee postsecondary SkillsUSA competition, held in March in Chattanooga, traveled with their advisors to Louisville, Ky., last month for the national competition.  The SkillsUSA National Championship is an annual event showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation.  


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July 18, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet by telephone conference call Wednesday, July 25, to review and approve criteria for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville.


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July 2, 2018

Eight Tennessee community colleges are among 20 institutions across the U.S. accepted into the 2018 class of the Achieving the Dream Network, strengthening their commitment to college access and the success of all students.


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Community college graduates
June 26, 2018

Students who earned a degree, certificate or other credential from Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges in the 2016-17 academic year are projected to earn a total of $940.7 million annually during their working careers – about $224.2 million more each year than they would without a postsecondary credential, according to a new economic impact study by the Center for Economic Research in Tennessee.


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Tennessee Board of Regents
June 22, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved student tuition rates for the 2018-19 academic year Friday – a 2.7 percent increase at community colleges and 3 percent at colleges of applied technology, the fourth consecutive year of increases under 4 percent and the lowest four-year average increase in decades.


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Northeast State Community College
June 20, 2018

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for the next president of Northeast State Community College, and the committee will convene its first meeting Aug. 16 at Northeast’s main campus in Blountville.

The 17-member committee includes four members of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the college’s governing board, and representatives of the Northeast faculty, staff, students and alumni, and the local community. The committee will be chaired by Regent Tom Griscom.


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June 15, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its summer quarterly meeting Thursday and Friday, June 21-22, at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn. The agenda includes action on student tuition and fees for the 2018-19 school year.


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Nursing Students at Jackson State
June 1, 2018 Jackson State Community College

Every graduate passed the NCLEX on first attempt, an achievement earning praise from the Tennessee Board of Nursing.


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Marine Services Technician
May 30, 2018 Chattanooga State Community College
TCAT Chattanooga and Chattanooga State agreement allows for seamless transition.

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Jon Mandrell Headshot
May 30, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Jon D. Mandrell as president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro, effective July 1.

Mandrell is currently vice president of academics and student services at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill., where he has worked in teaching and administrative roles since 2008.


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