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Morristown's Tech Center has new name

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Cody Strom of Del Rio is one of many Cocke County students
continuing their education at Tennessee College of Applied
Technology's Morristown campus. Strom enrolled in the school's
Machine Tool Technology program following his graduation from
Cocke County High School.
Published: 7:11 PM, 07/12/2013 Last updated: 7:12 PM, 07/12/2013
 

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

MORRISTOWN-The school's the same, but it has a new name.

The Tennessee Technology Center, one of Tennessee's 27 workforce training schools, became a Tennessee College of Applied Technology on July 1.

The name change came after Rep. Harry Brooks and Sen. Jim Tracy introduced legislation to the Tennessee State Legislature and Gov. Bill Haslam signed the approved bills into law.

School leaders say the new name more accurately describes the institutions to reflect post-secondary training. "The Tennessee Technology Centers have always been higher education institutions, offering post-secondary programs for workforce preparations. But the previous 'center' title was often misunderstood," said Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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