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TCAT McMinnville director Dr. Warren Laux says the technical school is constantly adapting to meet the needs of area industries.
Stressing adaptability and willingness to work with industry to provide what’s needed for a well-trained workforce, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology met with business leaders Tuesday in a lunch and learn to educate them on courses available through the local technical college.“Part of our mission is to be responsive to what your needs are,” said TCAT McMinnville director Dr. Warren Laux, pointing to the numerous disciplines taught on the local campus including machine tooling, auto mechanics, industrial maintenance, welding, computer technology, and nursing. “And this is changing all the time. We may find a need for a discipline and start a new class to fill that need.”Warren County Executive Herschel Wells noted TCAT is a great resource for industry which sorely needs trained workers.“All areas of need for industry are trained here,” Wells told the numerous business leaders who were at the meeting, noting there are not enough qualified workers to fill the jobs available right now in Warren County.