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The Pathway to a High-Demand, High–Wage Field in Advanced Manufacturing Starts at ChattState

I am excited to feature one of the newest departments within the Engineering Division at Chattanooga State Community College–the Institute of Material Joining and Testing (IMJAT). Catherine Bovell, IMJAT Career Counselor, shares with us the exciting Associate’s degree programs offered within IMJAT that provide rapid training and retraining designed to meet the needs of area employers and employees. The two career pathways are Welding Engineering Technology and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), both high-demand and high-wage fields in advanced manufacturing.

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John Squires wins Faculty Innovator of the Year from the American Association of Community Colleges

It is with pride and celebration that we share an excerpt from the recent Community College Daily article AACC honors visionary work of six community colleges, published by the American Association of Community Colleges, honored for “their exceptional work toward advancing the student success agenda:”

Dr. Chris Emdin working with ChattState to Transform Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement

“Teaching is a revolutionary act!” -Dr. Chris Emdin

Working with Christine Conn, Chattanooga State’s Director of our Center for Education, Dr. Chris Emdin recently wowed our campus and educators in the community with his goals to transform teaching,

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Help us support first generation college students through First Tennessee’s “150 Days of Giving”

The Chattanooga State Foundation is vying for an opportunity to win $5,000 towards our First-in-the-Family Scholarship, and we need your help to do it!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to First Tennessee’s www.150DaysofGiving.com site
  2. Search for “Chattanooga State”
  3. Click “Vote”
  4. Repeat from each device you own
  5. Repeat every 24-hours
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Why Four-Year Degrees at Chattanooga State?

By creating a limited number of (or some specific) four-year baccalaureate degrees, Chattanooga State is responding to industry needs. A number of employers have requested that Chattanooga State develop these workforce-specific degrees so they can find qualified employees within the community and avoid recruiting out-of-state and out-of-region. As Governor Haslam says: “We want Tennesseans to get Tennessee jobs. We have to provide

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Did you know graduating from community college increases your chances of success in the labor market?

This infographic showing 92% of Tennessee’s Community College graduates who pursue employment are hired within a year was provided by Tennessee’s Community Colleges. It is based on 2010 data from thirteen Tennessee Board of Regents Community Colleges including Chattanooga State.  You may also like to know the average first-year earnings of a community college graduate in Tennessee is $38,948, according to a study by CollegeMeasures.org.