New Members to the Local Workforce as TCAT Celebrates 150+ Graduates

Dec 29, 2023 at 07:31 am by WGNS News

L to R: TCAT President Patrick Wade, Aniyah Owens-Lattimore (New EMT Graduate), Greta Stone


RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – The Tennessee College of Applied Technology, established in 1963 by the General Assembly, has been a cornerstone of workforce development in the state. Today, the network of over 20 schools remains dedicated to providing high-quality, work-specific training to citizens, preparing them for employment.


Leslie Smith, an instructor in the Electrical Maintenance Program at TCAT Murfreesboro stated... The Murfreesboro campus continues to help individuals find their feet, sometimes long after high school... Smith told us that education is more than passing a test...

Most recently, and just a few days before Christmas, TCAT celebrated its fall commencement with over 150 graduates in programs that prepared students for new careers in Cosmetology, HVAC installation and maintenance and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

 That was Patrick Wade, President of TCAT in Murfreesboro and Smyrna.

On December 19, 2023, the Murfreesboro TCAT campus commemorated the graduation of their very first Emergency Medical Technology students. And as the New Year is ushered in, the second group of students to participate in the brand new EMT program will began course-work, which starts next week. The EMT course takes 4-months to complete.

With a commitment to economic and community development, accessibility, and building strong relationships with industry leaders, the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology continue to be a premier supplier of a highly skilled workforce in areas of need throughout the state... The mission of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro, aligned with this statewide vision, is to lead workforce development by delivering top-notch technical education to the region.

TCAT is a network of more than 20 schools, dedicated to providing high-quality, work-specific training to local citizens, preparing them for employment.


Murfreesboro: In Murfreesboro, TCAT is near the intersection of Old Fort Parkway and the New Salem Highway at 1303 Old Fort Parkway (Murfreesboro, TN 37129). If you’d like to speak to someone at TCAT to gather more details, phone 615-898-8010. 

Smyrna: In Smyrna, TCAT is located at 663 Ken Pilkerton Drive (Smyrna, TN 37167). Click HERE to learn about the Smyrna campus.


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