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More than 112 Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors, representing business, industry and educational facilities throughout the U.S., registered for the “NC3 Train the Trainer” event at TCAT Elizabethton April 23-27, 2018.

This will be the largest number of instructors to attend such an event outside of NC3 Headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to John Lee, NC3 Master Trainer at TCAT Elizabethton. “Instructors will be in school for one week studying a variety of in-depth and hands-on technical courses to become certified to teach the courses at their respective work locations and award NC3 certifications,” Lee said.

The courses include Automotive Scanner Diagnostics, Mechanical and Electronic Torque, Precision Measurement Instruments, Greenlee Certifications in voice/data, video and fiber optics, Advanced Measuring Instruments, Wheel Service, Rotor Matching, Dremel 3D Idea Builder, Battery Starting and Charging, Pro-Link Diesel Ultra, Advanced Diagnostics, Multimeter, and Festo Electricity and Fluid Power.

Classes will be held at the TCAT Elizabethton Main Campus, located at 426 Highway 91 North, in the Watauga Industrial Park across from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport. This is the third NC3 “Train the Trainer” event held at TCAT Elizabethton since the college was designated a NC3 Regional Training Center, one of only five in the U.S.

A reception, sponsored by Snap-on and Starrett, will be held for attendees on the first evening of the event. In addition to Snap-on and Starrett, other NC3 training partners at TCAT Elizabethton are Trane, Greenlee, FCA, Starrett, FAB Lab, Dremel, IC3 Digital Literacy and Festo.

The event attracted 56 participants last year and 63 the year before from as far away as Alaska and Nebraska. The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) is a network of education providers and corporations that support, advance and validate new and emerging technology skills in the transportation, aviation and energy industry sectors.

For additional information, contact Nick Gill, telephone 865-235-9730, email to or John Lee at TCAT Elizabethton, 423-543-0070, email or visit