Submitted by RLocker on November 27, 2018
A married mother of two young children, Asia Ricketts is not your typical student in Jackson State Community College’s Advanced Maintenance Technician (AMT) Co-op.
The 26-year-old Huntingdon resident is Jackson State's first and only woman so far in the college's AMT co-op program. She has embraced the program, attending classes two days a week at Jackson State and learning hands-on experience while working three days a week as a co-op employee at Toyota Bodine in Jackson.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 21, 2018
A Roane State professor had a front-row seat and a major role when NASA's New Horizon spacecraft flew by a small object 20-30 miles across and billions of miles away from Earth, at the edge of the solar system, as 2018 turned to 2019.
The New Year's flyby of the icy Ultima Thule may answer questions about the origin of the solar system, said Ted Stryk, who teaches philosophy and English at Roane State and is an expert at analyzing images of planets and other objects in space.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 12, 2018
Roane State and Anderson County Career and Technical Center students teamed up to solve mock cybercrimes and track down the culprits during the community college’s first cybersecurity competition.
The brainchild of Roane State Computer Science Professor Dr. George Meghabghab, the event had students uncover and resolve cyberattacks by mock adversaries who left digital traces of their tampering.
Participants also showcased their skills at coding, or programming, and encryption, or keeping others from reading private messages.
Submitted by RLocker on October 31, 2018
Northeast State Community College held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday hailing the construction of a $29.8 million Technical Education Complex.
The 114,475 square-foot building will house the divisions of Business and Advanced Technologies. The complex will replace the oldest buildings on campus, which were built in the 1960s and early 1970s.
“This building has been long-awaited by the College and the community,” said Northeast State President James D. King. “It will be the crown jewel of the campus, and instrumental in student recruitment and workforce development.”
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on October 31, 2018
Columbia State held its fourth “Girls Really Love Science” event, which promoted the success of girls in STEM careers by engaging middle school girls in multiple hands-on activities.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on October 10, 2018
Roane State Community College has signed a partnership with Lindsey Wilson College to allow students to seamlessly transfer their college credits toward degrees at the Kentucky institution.
“It means so much for students who want and need to continue their education to be able to transfer their credits,” Roane State President Chris Whaley said during a recent ceremony.
“We look forward to a strong relationship,” Lindsey Wilson College President William Luckey said.
Submitted by RLocker on October 3, 2018
Thousands of skilled labor jobs go unfilled in Memphis every day. Presidents of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis (TCAT Memphis), Southwest Tennessee Community College and The MMBC Continuum announced Tuesday a joint venture with the newly formed TAP Education Consortium to launch a construction apprenticeship program. Beginning in January 2019, participants will work during the day and attend TCAT Memphis at night to learn skills in electrical, masonry or concrete.
Submitted by RLocker on August 29, 2018
Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall and Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis President Roland Rayner have announced a groundbreaking partnership between their respective institutions that makes advanced training in automotive technology more accessible, affordable and effective than ever before.
Submitted by RLocker on August 24, 2018
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.
Submitted by RLocker on August 22, 2018
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.