VW Announcement Goes Hand In Hand With Chattanooga State Engineering Open House

Friday, July 18, 2014

"The timing of the big announcement this week about Chattanooga landing Volkswagen’s newest line of SUVs could not have worked better for the open house sponsored by the Engineering Technology Division at Chattanooga State," officials said.  More than 110 people came to the college to learn more about the engineering technology programs offered that may help them secure one of the expected 2,000 new jobs created by this expansion.   According to Tim McGhee, dean of the Engineering Technology Division, “one man heard an announcement about it on the radio during the actual open house, and drove on over to just to attend it."

Guests at the open house were welcomed and divided their time between the Center for Engineering, Technology And Science and the Center for Advanced Technology buildings where they heard, and sometimes participated in, lab demonstrations by instructors from approximately 12-15 of the engineering technology programs that Chattanooga State offers.

One of the most popular exhibits at the open house was the 3-D printer and learning about its capabilities, demonstrated by lab technician Philip Hobbs. “The open house event was an opportunity to showcase the very best of what the Engineering Technology Division has to offer – an exciting STEM educational experience delivered by our very own world-class faculty,” states Mr. McGhee.

Attendees were able to meet with advisors to apply to the college and/or seek help to complete their enrollment requirements in addition to exploring all that the engineering technology programs have to offer.

The Engineering Technology Division is now enrolling students for the Fall semester. The Engineering Technology Division offers four Associate of Applied Science degrees with 20 concentrations, a Pre-Engineering transfer program, and one Technical Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting. Participants will discover pathways for high-demand, high-wage STEM careers through Engineering Technology programs of study.

For more information about its programs visit www.chattanoogastate.edu/engineering-technology/ or call the Engineering Technology Division at 423-697-4434.




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