TCAT Hartsville Recieves Big Grant Award
Nov 23 2021

Pictured: Governor Bill Lee and TCAT-H President Mae Wright with their supportive staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced projects receiving
funding through the second round of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) program which prioritizes learning opportunities in rural counties and enhances career and technical education statewide. Tennessee has made notable progress in rural workforce development in recent years which has resulted in securing over 24,000 new jobs and nearly $13 billion in capital investment in rural counties since 2019.

Since creating GIVE has invested $50 million in the program to support rural workforce development through technical education. The first round of GIVE funding in 2019 served an estimated 8,000 students, and this second round will serve an estimated 7,500 students.

“By developing a highly skilled workf orce,  Tennesseans’ lives are transformed, and companies are choosing to invest and expand in our state at record rates,” said Gov. Lee.

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology received close to a million dollars in this GIVE grant round. The funding will expand their Work Based Learning Passport program and deliver Mechatronics training equipment to regional high schools.