State Senator Ken Yager made the following statement regarding the announcement that two Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and one Community College in Senate District 12 will receive major grants under provisions of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education Act which he co-sponsored. Roane State Community College will receive $999,950 under the grant program for Fast Forward for Success. TCAT-Jacksboro will receive $750.000 for Innovative New Vocational Education in the State of Tennessee. TCAT-Oneida/Huntsville will receive $1,000,000 for Investing in Vocational Education in Three Distressed Counties.
“A skilled workforce, which is essential to a growing economy, starts with work-based learning and vocational education opportunities for young students,” said Senator Ken Yager, Chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus. “This investment in our TCATs and community colleges will provide these opportunities and aid in our efforts to build the skilled workforce necessary to meet the needs of our communities. I was happy to co-sponsor the legislation to make these funds available, and I appreciate Governor Lee for his dedication to this initiative. It will certainly serve our state, our students and our economy well.”