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AT&T donates to TCAT for data recovery training
Tennessee College of Applied Technology received $3,000 to purchase network storage units to help train students on data recovery. The donation was provided by AT&T on Tuesday. Pictured, from left, are TCAT president Warren Laux, state Rep. Paul Sherrell and AT&T representative Alan Hill.

A telecommunications company is providing more than cellphones, data plans, TV and internet service. AT&T is adding to the future workforce with a contribution of $3,000 to Tennessee College of Applied Technology in McMinnville.
“The training supported by this contribution will help provide our students the skills required to compete in today’s technology-based economy,” said Dr. Warren Laux, president of TCAT. “Creating and maintaining a workforce that is ready to meet the needs of our region is vitally important and through donations like today’s we will be able to reach even more Tennesseans.”
Funds will be used for the purchase of network storage units which help support training for high-skill jobs requiring technology-based skills throughout Tennessee. The use of the units will prepare students to successfully recover from a mock data disaster and practice implementing recovery plans.
The donation is part of AT&T’s $81,000 gift to the Tennessee Board of Regents. Each of the state’s 27 colleges of applied technology will receive $3,000 to support their efforts to provide workforce development through high-quality training that is economical and accessible to all residents of Tennessee.