TCAT Elizabethton has an additional instructor for the Diesel and Agriculture Construction and Equipment training program in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology.
College President Dean Blevins announced Ruben Carder of Carter County has joined the faculty with 25-plus years’ experience in the field. He is a 1994 graduate of the Diesel Powered Equipment Program at TCAT Elizabethton.
Among experiences, he was a heavy equipment technician for the Virginia Department of Transportation, field service manager for Contractors Machinery in Kingsport and certified Bobcat Technician for Bobcat of the Mountain Empire in Johnson City, among others.
TCAT Elizabethton students work on actual diesel vehicles and have the option of studying Diesel and Agriculture Construction and Equipment.
Upon completion of the 20-month program students receive a diploma as a Diesel Technician. TCAT Elizabethton is an authorized Kubota Technician Training Certification Center.
Please direct questions to Patricia Henderson, student services coordinator, telephone 423-543-0070, extension 1004.