First Look at Smyrna T-CAT

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The facility has 16 bays for automotive technology learning.
It's the first week of instruction for some students in the facility. They also helped to move operations from the Murfreesboro campus.
State of the art technology is part of the new facility.
State of the art technology is part of the new facility.
Many students are already learning skills inside the new facility.
Inside the new T-CAT Smyrna campus facility on Sgt. Asbury Hawn Drive, across from Nissan.
Inside the new T-CAT Smyrna campus facility on Sgt. Asbury Hawn Drive, across from Nissan.
Inside the new T-CAT Smyrna campus facility on Sgt. Asbury Hawn Drive, across from Nissan.
Inside the new T-CAT Smyrna campus facility on Sgt. Asbury Hawn Drive, across from Nissan.
Inside the new T-CAT Smyrna campus facility on Sgt. Asbury Hawn Drive, across from Nissan.
The street which calls the new T-CAT facility home was named after Sgt. Asbury Hawn, who died serving our country. He also worked at Nissan.
Inside the new T-CAT Smyrna campus facility on Sgt. Asbury Hawn Drive, across from Nissan.
Students will also get to spend some time in state of the art classrooms.
Inside the new T-CAT Smyrna campus facility on Sgt. Asbury Hawn Drive, across from Nissan.
Inside the new T-CAT Smyrna campus facility on Sgt. Asbury Hawn Drive, across from Nissan.

NewsRadio WGNS was the first media outlet to get a tour of the new, state-of-the-art, Smyrna Tennessee College of Applied Technology campus, better known as T-CAT...

State Representative Mike Sparks joined us along with State Senator Bill Ketron on the air to talk about the new facility, which is the single largest investment in the town of Smyrna since Nissan. Senator Ketron says the facility will train the next generation of workers...

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T-CAT Vice Chancellor James King says they'll use the next few weeks to move into the facility...

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Of course, the facility will have a heavy automotive industry component. Charles Vaughn is the Automotive Instructor on the campus...

There are over 20 T-CAT facilities across the state. Two here in Rutherford County, with the new Smyrna campus joining the Murfreesboro location on Old Fort Parkway. NewsRadio WGNS was the first to bring you the story of the facility's planning three-years ago. We have photos to share on WGNSRadio.com, keyword TCAT.



Listen to the entire Rutherford Issues show from the new Smyrna T-CAT facility, which will open to students in January...

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