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.