The State Building Commission on Thursday unanimously approved funding for a new Anderson County satellite campus of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology—Knoxville. The new campus will be located in the city of Clinton.
Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, an Oak Ridge Republican, presided over the meeting in which the project was approved, a press release said.
“I am extremely excited about the prospect of a TCAT satellite campus in Anderson County. Our technical colleges provide students the invaluable skills they need to compete in today’s job market,” McNally said in the press release. “Tennessee works hard to attract high-quality jobs to our state. It is important that those jobs go to Tennesseans. We have some of the hardest-working people in the nation right here in Anderson County. This new campus will give our outstanding people a chance to develop the skills they need to survive and thrive in the modern workforce.”
The Thursday action by the State Building Commission approves $5.7 million for use in the building of a new Tennessee College of Applied Technology—Knoxville satellite campus in Anderson County, the press release said. The new campus will include a 30,000-square-foot building on eight acres in Clinton. The campus will offer programs in welding, machine tool, diesel, truck driving, automotive, industrial maintenance, and special industry training.
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville was established in 1963 by enactment of the General Assembly as part of a statewide system of 26 schools with the purpose of providing work specific training to prepare citizens for employment. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville designs and offers programs that are responsive to local business and industry needs, the press release said.
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