Chattanooga State open house offers intro to TCAT training for high-demand jobs

Chattanooga State open house offers intro to TCAT training for high-demand jobs

June 17th, 2018 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Chattanooga State Community College is encouragimg individuals of any age desiring a great job with competitive wages to attend an Open House at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) to find out more about training opportunities in more than two dozen occupations.

During the Open House, faculty members will be available to discuss programs and showcase program labs.

The TCAT at Chattanooga State offers 26 high-demand programs to help train graduates for unfilled jobs. Each of these diploma programs can be completed in one year's time or less.

Funds are currently available to help students become career-ready in just one-year. The 2018 Tennessee high school graduates who applied for the TN Promise Scholarship by last November and completed the required community service component are eligible for this last-dollar scholarship that will cover mandatory tuition and fees not covered by the Pell Grant, the HOPE scholarship, TSAA, SEOG, or other outside scholarship funds.

In addition, adults of any age and recent high school grads can qualify for the Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant that pays $2,000 per year toward any TCAT program.

The TN Reconnect Grant for TCAT programs is also a last dollar funding opportunity for adult students 24 years of age and older who have been TN residents for at least one year prior to enrolling, have completed a FAFSA, and have not already earned a TCAT certificate or diploma.

Student services will assist students with applying for the Tennessee Reconnect Grant, applying to Chattanooga State, filing the FAFSA, and registering for a TCAT program.

TCAT Fall classes begin Monday, August 27. For more information, please call 423.697.4433 or visit