Class Notes: Chattanooga State dedicates Card-Monroe Corp. Manufacturing Lab, and more education news

Class Notes: Chattanooga State dedicates Card-Monroe Corp. Manufacturing Lab, and more education news

February 18th, 2019 by Meghan Mangrum in Local Regional News

The Card-Monroe Corp. Manufacturing Lab, a state-of-the-art facility providing hands-on experience to students at Chattanooga State Community College's Polytech Academy was made possible by a $100,000 donation from Card-Monroe Corp. to the Chattanooga State Foundation. Photo courtesy of Chattanooga State. Contributed Photo/Times Free Press

CORRECTION: The rescheduled Hamilton County schools fair will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The Card-Monroe Corp. Manufacturing Lab, a state-of-the-art facility providing hands-on experience to students at Chattanooga State Community College's Polytech Academy was made possible by a $100,000 donation from Card-Monroe Corp. to the Chattanooga State Foundation. Photo courtesy of Chattanooga State. Contributed Photo/Times Free Press

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Chattanooga State dedicates learning lab

Alongside local dignitaries, Card-Monroe officials, faculty, staff and students, Chattanooga State Community College president Rebecca Ashford recognized the new Card-Monroe Corp. Manufacturing Lab earlier this month.

The state-of-the-art learning lab was made possible by a $100,000 donation from Card-Monroe Corp. to the Chattanooga State Foundation, according to a press release. The lab is housed in the college's Center for Engineering, Technology, Arts & Sciences building.

"We think partnerships with places like Chattanooga State have made us successful by providing to us employees who have come in and been a part of the CMC success, and we are so thankful for the long-lasting relationship we have here at Chattanooga State and for your training of the future employees for manufacturing," said Brad Card, president of Card-Monroe Corp., in a statement.

Card-Monroe Corp. is one of the world's leaders in tufting technology, according to a news release. Chattanooga State has some of the largest engineering technology programs in the statewide system.

 

Hamilton County schools fair rescheduled

The "My Future Schools" fair scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled due to the forecast of heavy rains and possible flooding in the community, according to a news release from Hamilton County Schools.

The rescheduled event will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Unum's 500 Walnut St. location.

The fair will feature information about the district's more than 20 Future Ready Institutes, new open enrollment schools, and other early college options for students and families for the 2019-20 school year.

The fair is one of the district's efforts to showcase the options that students have outside of traditional zoned schools or magnet schools. Hamilton County Schools is currently accepting applications for all My Future Schools through March 15.

 

Soddy-Daisy JROTC places second in drill competition

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill team from Soddy-Daisy High School took second place at a drill competition last month at Sale Creek Middle/High School.

A total of 32 cadets participated in the competition, commanded by Cadet Cmdr. Hailey Smith and Cadet Sgt. Major Tinco Gonzalez.

Soddy-Daisy competed against several other drill teams from across the region, ultimately winning second place overall at the Sale Creek Invitational.

The team also won first place in color guard posting and academic testing; two third-place trophies in exhibition drill and platoon drill; and third place in platoon exhibition — a rifle precision movement.

"It was a great day for Soddy-Daisy JROTC," said 1st Sgt. Tim Hodges in a statement.

 

Students to demonstrate mechatronics skills

Students from Hamilton County Collegiate High School at Chattanooga State Community College will demonstrate their mechatronics skills at a Volkswagen Academy open house this week.

The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Volkswagen Academy, 7469 Volkswagen Drive, and will showcase details about the academy and the training programs offered, as well as a chance to tour the facility.

The academy is a collaboration between Hamilton County Schools, Chattanooga State and Volkswagen Chattanooga that offers hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology and robotics to high school and college students. The two-year program, Mechatronics Akademie, accepts 11th—grade students from Hamilton County.

The program is currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. The program allows students to work on-site at the Volkswagen facility, earning high school and college credit while gaining real-world experience.

If you have news about local schools you'd like to be included in Class Notes, email Meghan Mangrum at mmangrum@timesfreepress.com.