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SHELBYVILLE, Tennessee, July 12, 2016 — 

USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode Monday joined Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Shelbyville Director Ivan Jones to announce funding that will be used to purchase training equipment for the newly-established Industrial Maintenance program by the governor’sLEAP grant.

“At RD, we emphasize the importance of supporting rural economic development by providing funds for technical assistance, training and other job-creation activities,” Goode said. “Thus, the purchase of this new equipment will provide enhanced training and expand the skills of TCAT Shelbyville graduates who are looking for jobs sought by local plants and businesses.”

TCAT – Shelbyville received a $50,000 Rural Business Development Grant to purchase additional updated technological equipment needed to meet the high skills required by industry for maintenance technicians. The purchase of the equipment and training provided will result in a highly-skilled workforce to enhance manufacturing job retention and recruitment in Southern Middle Tennessee.

Local industries were surveyed to determine what types of equipment were needed to ensure a successful program. Thus, the following items were identified for the TCAT sites in Bedford, Franklin, Marshall and Lincoln counties: Vision Systems for the new FANUC robots, oscilloscopes and PLC trainers.  Read More...