Boy Scout Troop 694 from Cincinnati, Ohio attended the races at Bristol Motor Speedway this past weekend. Before the green flag dropped, they earned their automotive maintenance merit badge at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Elizabethton.
Melody Bailey, ASE certified industry trainer at TCAT, shows scouts how to check the engine oil level oil level. Scoutmaster Chris Collette is pictured on the right.
Scouts also learned how to use an engine diagnostic meter in the NC3 lab at TCAT Elizabethton.
Collette said TCAT Elizabethton was chosen because both automotive and diesel training programs are ASE certified and the college was located close to the Bristol track.
TCAT instructors Tim Ward and Jacky Livingston also briefed the scouts on their respective training programs.
The scouts began their 312 mile journey back to Cincinnati on Sunday.
New student registration for the 2018 Fall Trimester will be held Sept. 4 for students previously admitted to TCAT Elizabethton.
The application for admission is available in the Administration Building at the Main Campus, 426 Highway 91 North, across from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport, or online at www.tcatelizabethton.edu. For more information, telephone 423-543-0070.