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Clarksville & Dickson Tennessee College of Applied Technology Campuses to hold Scholarship Saturday, March 28th

Event to encourage Adults to Sign Up for Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee College of Applied TechnologyClarksville, TN – Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Dickson and Clarksville Campuses will host an open house from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday, March 28th, for area adults to sign up for the Tennessee Reconnect grant, a new program that allows Tennesseans to attend a technical college tuition free.

The event is designed to encourage adults to enroll in The Tennessee Reconnect program, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s initiative to provide eligible adults the opportunity to earn a diploma or certificate at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) free of tuition and mandatory fees.

Tennessee Reconnect program

Tennessee Reconnect is part of the Drive to 55, an initiative focused on increasing the number of Tennesseans with a college degree or technical certificate.

The TN Reconnect Grant is a last-dollar scholarship, meaning it will cover the remaining costs of tuition and mandatory fees for a TCAT program after other state and federal financial aid has been applied.

James D. King, Vice Chancellor for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, states, “We look forward to potential students visiting our 27 campuses to learn more about how technical education can change their lives and provide a successful future through a variety of high skilled and high wage programs such as Advanced Manufacturing, Welding Technology, Computer Information Technology and Practical Nursing.”

During Scholarship Saturday, adults may come to TCAT Dickson at 740 Highway 46S, Dickson, TN or TCAT Dickson’s Clarksville Campus at 135 International Boulevard, Clarksville, TN between the hours of 10:00am – 2:00pm to tour the campus, learn more about available training programs, and use the college’s computers to sign up online. Free doughnuts at 10:00am and pizza at noon will also be on hand for anyone signing up.

“Tennessee Reconnect is such an incredible opportunity for adults to gain critical skills and enter the workforce,” said Dr. Arrita Summers, TCAT Dickson & Clarksville Campuses Director. “Scholarship Saturday is an opportunity to come see firsthand the opportunities we offer at TCAT – Dickson and take the first step towards admission.”

Drive to 55 Executive Director Mike Krause said he hoped many Tennessee adults would attend the event nearest them. “Now, more than ever, Tennessee needs a workforce that is educated and trained for the 21st century workforce,” Krause said. “Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology offer an incredible chance for an adult to gain a new skill, become workforce-ready, and learn real-world skills from skilled faculty.”

About TCAT – Dickson and Clarksville Campus

For more information contact Sarah Durham, Student Services Coordinator

740 Highway 46S, Dickson, TN 37055


135 International Boulevard, Clarksville, TN 37040




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