Yesterday morning (Friday), I attended the Legislative and Community Leadership Breakfast at Columbia State Community College. Columbia State Community College serves Hickman County as well as eight other counties.
There was the expected networking and discussion of Columbia State’s role in our community. One thing that I felt was especially noteworthy for economic development was a presentation on CoSCC’s new Film Crew Technology Program. The program was developed in response to a shortage of qualified film crew technicians identified by television and movie projects attracted to the state. Not a bad attribute of our economic development environment: a deficiency in our labor force’s ability to meet the needs of a recruited industry was identified and Tennessee (and our local community college) responded.
The presentation of an example of the students’ work was quite impressive. To see more, check out their MySpace Videos page.