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About Specialized Training

Specialized Training for Business and Industry

The State of Tennessee provides a special benefit to the business and industrial communities in the state by offering custom employee trainings through the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs). Your local TCAT campus will work to develop new, job-specific training courses designed to help your employees develop new skills and upgrade their existing skills.

Why Work With Us?

  • Reasonable cost for local businesses and industry.
  • Professional staff.
  • Flexibility of course offerings.
  • We take the work off your hands by taking care of the course planning, registration, evaluation, instructor selection, record keeping, and scheduling.

Our Industrial Training Department can develop training courses in a wide variety of industrial, high-tech, office, and health-care skills.  We’re available to serve major corporations, small businesses, industry, healthcare facilities, professional organizations, and government agencies. Whether your organization is small or large, whether you need technical skills training for maintenance personnel or computer training skills for a few employees, we can do the job for your company.

Our Process

When your team meets with us for the first time, you can expect a lot of questions. We'll work hard to get to know your company, from your goals to your competition. Next we'll get to know your employees. What are their present skill levels? How do they perceive their educational and training needs?

Through ongoing collaboration, we will design a program that meets the specific needs of your organization and your employees. Our professionals will customize and tailor the learning experiences to meet the specific training objectives developed for your employees. Training can be held at your place of employment or at one of our campus sites. Training can take place at a time you decide and last as long as necessary to accomplish your training goals. Our flexible delivery allows training to fit into your schedule.

Contact Us

We would be glad to meet at your convenience and talk with you about your needs.

Remember, your company has an open invitation to visit or call at any time. We are here to serve you and your employees.

For more additional information regarding specialized business and industry training, contact Dean Blevins, director, 426 Highway 91 North, Elizabethton, TN 37643, telephone 423-543-0070, fax 423-547-2587, email address: dean.blevins@tcatelizabethton.edu

Specialized Training

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Elizabethton, the premier provider of workforce development in Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties, provides specialized training to business and industry.  TCAT Elizabethton is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. We offer 10 full-time training programs on campus that take 12 to 20 months to complete. Currently, the student program completion rate is 90 percent and our job placement rate is 88 percent. 

As economic and technological advancements place new demands on businesses and industry, TCAT Elizabethton will assist you in developing courses to fulfill employee training and retraining needs. We began as the State Area Vocational Technical School in Elizabethton in 1965 and have operated continuously since that time. Our programs have been accredited by Commission of the Council on Occupational Education for more than 40 years.

TCAT Elizabethton is a designated National Coalition Certification Center (NC3) - Southeast Regional Training Center, one of four in the United States. Our Automotive, Diesel Powered Equipment and HVAC-Refrigeration programs grant Snap-on (NC3) Certification and Trane (NC3) Certification, respectively.

In addition, TCAT Elizabethton is a certified NCCER training facility and offers NCCER curriculum in the construction trades, including electricity-electronics, millwright/industrial maintenance, and pipefitting and plumbing. TCAT Elizabethton also offers NCCER certification to educators and construction personnel by an NCCER Master Trainer employed by TCAT Elizabethton.

NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s National Registry which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. The National Registry also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.