Roane State Community College is joining the stateâ€™s growing movement to better train new workers by sponsoring apprenticeship programs with area businesses and industries. The college is currently working with one of Anderson Countyâ€™s biggest employers.
â€œWe will be working with SL Tennessee and our Middle College students in mechatronics to develop programs of study and identify specific apprenticeship tasks,â€ said Kim Harris, the collegeâ€™s director of workforce training and placement.
â€œWe look forward to working closely with Roane State in starting the apprenticeship program,â€ said SL Tennessee Director Scott Laska. â€œWe believe that this program will help solve our skills gap in our operation and provide meaningful career opportunities for the community.â€
SL Tennessee, located in the Clinton Interstate 75 Industrial Park, manufactures automotive parts and is near Roane Stateâ€™s Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Facility. The collegeâ€™s classes in mechatronicsâ€”the engineering of electrical and mechanical systemsâ€”are offered there.[Read more…]