With the recent name change to Tennessee College of Applied Technology, many have begun shortening the name to “TCAT”. After hearing the phrase “TCAT”, an idea formed to create a t-Cat mascot to represent the school and its 14 programs of study.
Director Summers presented the idea of a mascot to the instructor and students in the Computer Graphics Design (CGD) and Drafting & CAD Technology (DCT) programs for their input.
Interested in the project, Charlie Dicus, a DCT student, doodled t-Cat into a notebook while on a lunch break at school. His instructor, Regina Wyatt, took a liking …
Christopher Williams was enrolled in the WIA Adult Program in January 2013. He attended Cleveland St. Law Enforcement Training Academy in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Chris graduated from the school in April. He is currently employed with the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department as a full time police deputy.
(Story courtesy of Fedtricia Barnes, WIA Career Specialist in McNairy County. Photo and Caption courtesy of The Independent Appeal and Tom Evans.)
Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fair October 17, 2013 …
For Edmund Thomas getting a second chance was something he wasn't sure that he would ever receive.
After serving seven and a half years in prison for dealing drugs, he was certain that maintaining steady employment would be difficult for him to achieve.
He has seen first hand that it is extremely difficult in these times to have someone give you a second chance when you have a felony on your record.
Then his luck finally changed. Jones Lumber Company in Henderson offered Edmund his second chance by partnering with WIA’s On-the-Job Training program. By receiving reimbursement through …
Several months ago a single mother of two named Candy moved to Decatur County from Michigan. She came to the area with essentially no money and no job in place.
After hearing that WIA could possibly assist her in getting some sort of training, she visited the local WIA office in Parsons. She was hoping that she might be able to attend truck driving school and that WIA would be able to help her with the tuition cost.
She met with WIA Career Specialist Su Therrell and they discussed some possible options for Candy. Su instructed her to look into the schools that were available while also …
Several LWIA-11 enrollees receive their pins after completing the LPN Program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Crump.
These successful individuals will soon be able to begin a new career journey due to their hard work and dedication.
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a federally funded training and job program that creates a new approach providing workforce investment activities through statewide and local systems. Authorized workforce investment activities provided at the local level benefit job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, foster care participants, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers. These activities promote an increase in employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment by participants. This improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.
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