By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Opportunity awaits at the local Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Jacksboro! For more than 50 years, TCAT has been “training tomorrow’s leaders” through their many programs, which keep expanding and growing to compete in today’s job market.
TCAT Jacksboro is also growing and has shared the exciting news of record student enrollments, as well as an upcoming building project.
“TCAT Jacksboro is proud to announce that we are in the beginning phases of adding state-of-the-art buildings and equipment with the anticipated opening of the new buildings coming in Fall of 2026. These additions will replace the old structures on campus, allowing us to offer our future students excellent training opportunities in brand new facilities,” said TCAT Jacksboro President Debbie Petree.
She also wanted to thank all those who helped make the construction of the new facilities a possibility.
“These efforts are the combination of a great team on campus and the support of Governor Bill Lee, Senator Ken Yager, Representative Dennis Powers and the Tennessee Legislature! More information about the new facilities will be forthcoming,” Petree said.
From welding technology, to power sports, HVAC, business administration, practical nursing, hospitality and tourism, cosmetology, and much more, TCAT has the training you need to start your career, whatever it may be! The college also recently added two new courses of instruction in Criminal Justice and EMT Training.
The school holds campus tours with instructors and staff who are available to answer questions about admission, completing the FASFA, and to assist students interested in beginning their desired program.
TCAT Jacksboro accepted the first students on campus in January of 1968 at what was originally known as the State Area-Vocational Technical School.
“Our campus has seen many changes over the years, but one thing that remains the same is the quality training that students get at our college. We love the opportunity to celebrate the success of our students,” said TCAT Jacksboro President Debbie Petree.
Over the years, TCAT Jacksboro has grown and expanded from the eight courses that were offered in 2016 to the current 16 programs of study offered locally here in Campbell County. The campus will be adding Industrial Maintenance soon!
“Fall 2023 also adds a new statistic for us! We currently have 422 students enrolled and will be having mid-term enrollment in October. Openings are available in most of our programs,” stated TCAT Jacksboro Vice President Tim Smith.
For more information about TCAT Jacksboro and starting classes, visit the campus or call 423.566.9629, or check them out online.
TCAT is located at 265 Elkins Road in Jacksboro. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/29/2023-6AM)