Montgomery County, TN – Through a partnership between the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) and the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS), local students are pursuing new, innovative career-readiness pathways this school year.
The Early Technical College at TCAT is a unique, hands-on learning experience that allows students a no-cost opportunity to work towards an industry certification while also completing the necessary high school courses for graduation in the state of Tennessee.
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System reports New Early College and Career Options for Local Students
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) is excited to announce new Early College and Career Options (ECCOs) for juniors and seniors beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.
Currently, CMCSS offers innovative programs like the Academies of CMCSS in all seven of the traditional high schools. Additionally, each high school offers options like dual enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP), and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses.
Tennessee Board of Regents approves warranty with tuition-free retraining for graduates of its technical training programs
Gallatin, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents reaffirmed its confidence in the quality of its colleges Thursday, approving a warranty guaranteeing that future graduates of technical training programs demonstrate skills identified in their curriculums and providing tuition-free retraining for those who don’t.
The new warranty provides one-time retraining free of charge to graduates of technical programs who are unable to perform one or more of the skills and competencies identified for their programs.
Harriman, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved a 2.6 percent increase in in-state tuition rates at its community and technical colleges for 2017-18.
Except for one year when the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology asked for a small increase in fees rather than tuition, it is the lowest increase for the community and technical colleges combined since 1991-92. It is the third consecutive year of tuition hikes of 4 percent or less – the TBR system’s lowest three-year increase in decades.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced today that the number of Tennessee Promise students who enrolled in college for the first time grew in the program’s second year while the majority of the scholarship’s first class of students re-enrolled for a second year of college.
The Tennessee Promise scholarship was the first in the nation to offer graduating high school seniors two years tuition-free at a community or technical college.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
Clarksville, TN – One federal agency, four state departments and fifteen months later, the phone call Scott Thomas, owner of Thomas Lumber Company in Clarksville made to Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts about his company’s need to have current employees and applicants tested for a commercial drivers’ license has ended in a victory for job applicants and companies in northern Middle Tennessee.
On Thursday, September 22nd, a red ribbon was cut on the mobile commercial drivers’ license testing site at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Clarksville.
TBR Adopts Policy on Firearms, approves MTSU request for building name change
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved the lowest increases in undergraduate tuition since 1983.
Tuition rates at the six TBR universities, 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will increase an average of 2.6 percent for the 2016-17 academic year.
The action, taken during the TBR quarterly meeting at Northeast State Community College, represents the lowest average increases in more than 30 years. The increases are within the range recommended by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission Releases Snapshot of Higher Education Data for 2015-16 Academic Year
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has released the redesigned 2015-16 Higher Education Fact Book, providing a snapshot of higher education as Tennessee moves toward the goals of the Drive to 55.
The publication includes information about the 244,572 students enrolled in public higher education in Tennessee in Fall 2015 and shows how programs such as Tennessee Promise have begun to shape the state’s higher education landscape.
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – Three citizens from Clarksville testified before the House Local Government Committee this week urging support for House Bill 2156 which helps restore some property tax relief for disabled veterans. There are currently several bills dealing with Property Tax Relief for veterans.
“I support these bills, and feel strongly that some tax relief will be funded in the 2016-17 budget,” Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson said.
Ms. Sherry Pickering with the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition was first to testify. Also adding their expertise were Brenda Radford, Montgomery County Trustee, and Bill Summers, legislative representative for the Military Officer Association of American and a retired Air Force Officer.
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified
Montgomery County, TN – Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), a post secondary technical training school, is the latest organization to become Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified.
Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Chamber of Commerce Director Melinda Shepard attended their green ribbon cutting to congratulate TCAT on earning their certification.
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