BlueCross Technology Academy launches at Red Bank High School

Red Bank High School students listen as BlueCross BlueShield IT Operations Center first-shift supervisor Jared Ward, near right, explains the technical aspects of Information Technology at the health insurance giant atop Cameron Hill, Feb, 5, 2019, in Chattanooga. Hamilton County School Superintendent Bryan Johnson is seen, back right.
photo Red Bank High School student Taylor Turner, right, gets an explanation to his technical question from IT Operations Center first-shift supervisor Jared Ward, center.. Hamilton County School Superintendent Bryan Johnson, left, and BCBS Senior Vice President and CIO Nick Coussoule listen. Turner's question was if they pull their system information from the Redundant Array of Independent Disc(RAID)program.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee officially announced Monday a $250,000 commitment to help prepare Hamilton County students for high-tech careers.

The company helped launch one of the school district's newest Future Ready Institutes - small, industry-themed career academies embedded in traditional high schools - at Red Bank High School this year, and with the new funding has officially branded it the BlueCross Technology Academy.

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