Roane State Community College is hosting information meetings about a new certificate program that will train students to become technicians who operate, maintain, and repair high-tech automated manufacturing systems.
Anyone interested in the one-year mechatronics program is invited to attend information meetings on Thursday, Jan. 3, at the college’s Oak Ridge campus; Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the college’s Loudon County campus in Lenoir City; or on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Facility.
The information sessions will be held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. each day. Interested students only need to attend one of the sessions.
The program begins Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Facility.
Prospective students may also call (865) 481-5424 or email [email protected].
The mechatronics program was developed with funding from a $19.7 million grant awarded to the National STEM Consortium (NSC) and 10 community colleges in nine states under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) grant program. The goal of the grant was to develop certificate-level programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) that could be implemented nationwide to meet critical labor market needs. Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland leads the National STEM Consortium.
Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus is at 701 Briarcliff Ave.
The Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Facility is at 214 Nave St. in Clinton.