Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Workforce Development Meeting with Industries

Tennessee College of Applied Technology
Workforce Training Meeting with Marshall County Industry

Columbia State Community College-Lewisburg
Friday, October 25, 2013
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
RSVP Greg Lowe – (931) 993-7499 or greg.lowe@lewisburgtn.gov
(Lunch will be provided)

This meeting will focus on the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski Industrial Maintenance Technology Program, the Advanced Manufacturing Education Program, the current curriculum and instructors, future curriculum changes needed by local industry and industry partnership potential with TCAT-Pulaski.
Local industries are encouraged to send one or more representatives prepared to discuss in detail the current workforce needs of the company and needs moving forward.
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (formerly the Tennessee Technology Center) is in the process of developing training curriculum that will serve the needs of industry in the region to insure a regional workforce is in place with the skills, education and training levels needed to provide each industry a quality workforce - today and in the future.

TCAT Instructor Dino Owen will make a presentation outlining the current training curriculum being offered at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski, industries being served and placement of students, current industry partnerships and future plans.
Following his presentation, Mr. Owen would like to have a discussion with industry representatives to address the following questions:
1.   What training is most needed by your industry today and in the foreseeable future?
2.   What has been your company’s experience with TCAT students, if any?
3.   How can TCAT better serve your company’s training needs?
4.   How can your company and TCAT better work together to serve those training needs?
5.   Is your company interested in a specified and customized training program through TCAT?
6.   Is your company interested in providing equipment or funding for equipment to assist TCAT training?
7.   Is your company interested in the potential of a Lewisburg training site for current and future employees?

Workforce Development is issue #1 in the region. The goal of this meeting is to assist TCAT-Pulaski in its program development to address the skills and/or quality of workforce gap facing manufacturing in Southern Middle Tennessee.

Please make plans to attend this meeting to provide the level of input only you can provide.