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Covington Students Get Access to World Class Technology Education

September 30, 2014

Covington Students Get Access to World Class Technology Education

Covington, TN - The Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Covington recently added an advanced machine tool to their array of training offerings. The tool uses Computer Numeric Controls (CNC) to automate a number of common manufacturing processes, like cutting, milling and punching on various materials.

Purchase of the new machines was funded by the Tennessee Board of Regents and HTL Advantage, a three-county economic coalition in Haywood, Lauderdale and Tipton Counties.

“As a member of HTL Advantage, I am pleased at our contribution to the purchase of this machinery, which will help train students for great careers in advanced manufacturing and provide infrastructure for an advanced workforce in the future,” says City of Covington Mayor David Gordon.

Initially, the machinery will be used by 15-20 students in the Machine Tool Technology and Industrial Maintenance training programs.

This new tool will give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of different types of Computer Numeric Controls (CNC). Learning to set-up and operate machinery with this control will open up new employment opportunities for students in the area. Training gained in these programs can prepare students for careers in industries like automotive machining, medical device manufacturing and more.

For more information, contact the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Covington at 901.475.2526 or visit www.tcatcovington.edu.

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