Chattanooga State Community College received a $5,000 contribution from the TVA Community College Grant to fund tutors for students in Engineering Technology Division. The tutors were available five days per week at different hours for different subjects. Engineering Technology students facilitated each session in order to create a peer-to-peer learning environment.
Five unique tutoring sessions were available to Engineering Technology students. Christie Fitzgerald facilitated Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). Danyelle Gilliam led the Pre-Engineering Math tutoring session. Duncan Morris conducted the Electrical/Electronics (ET 115) session. Marty Aaron oversaw the Nuclear Pre-calculus (ET 115) tutoring class. Finally, Pam Ketchersid helped students with statics, math and nuclear.
According to Lulu Copeland, manager for technical training, Chattanooga State Engineering Technology Division, “ Engineering Technology programs are demanding. The programs are intended to meet the needs of our industry partners and eventual employers of our graduates. The assistance of tutors is needed to ensure the success of our students.”
Over the years, the Engineering Technology Division has strived to design educational programs that meet the specific needs of local employers. Nuclear Power Technology graduates are prepared to work at TVA and other utility companies. While Chemical Engineering Technology graduates fulfill the requirements of Wacker Polysilicon, N.A., and several other chemical companies in the area. In addition, Alstom and Volkswagen North America, Chattanooga Operations have also benefited from hiring Engineering Technology graduates.
Anyone interested in a career with one of the corporate giants relocating to the Chattanooga area should inquire about the training offered by the Engineering Technology program at Chattanooga State. Contact Amanda Bennett at 697-2496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.