The names were changed, but they continue to develop a workforce trained in today’s technology skillsets

The state’s workforce training schools, vocational technical schools for adults and formerly  known as Tennessee Technology Centers, were renamed Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology on July 1, 2013.

The name change more accurately reflects the post-secondary training provided at the 27 campuses and many satellite locations across the state. The Tennessee Technology Centers have always been higher education institutions, offering post-secondary programs for workforce preparation. But the previous “center” title was often misunderstood.

“The education programs and training opportunities provided by these schools have been key to workforce and economic development in Tennessee,” said Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan. “They aid in recruiting industry and development initiatives, and this new name better represents the quality programs offered.”

The College of Applied Technology name also supports the state’s efforts to encourage more Tennesseans to continue their education and earn post-secondary professional training and technical skills. Because they are public institutions in the TBR system, the programs are offered at a much lower cost than for-profit colleges and training institutes that are widely marketed nationally.

Cheatham County is served by the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Dickson, which has its main campus in Dickson and a satellite campus in Ashland City and in Clarksville, and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville.  Whatever part of Cheatham County that you are located, a Tennessee College of Applied Technology is nearby to meet your workforce training needs.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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