Hixson High And Chattanooga Tractor Partnership Provides Career Opportunities For Students
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Tanner Moore, a student at Hixson High, and Jeremy Kaylor, instructor in the Natural Resources and Land Management program, review the operation of a piece of equipment at Chattanooga Tractor and Equipment
Chattanooga Tractor and Equipment is a new partner with the Hixson High School Natural Resources and Land Management pathway to provide opportunities for teens in the program. The partnership allows students in this career pathway to gain real-world experience with equipment that they will use in their field of study. Chattanooga Tractor and Equipment has access to agricultural, construction and power equipment graduates would use on the job in their career field.
“The partnership between Hixson High and Chattanooga Tractor will allow Hixson’s Natural Resources and Land Management program to expand by allowing students the opportunity to learn skills outside the classroom,” said Jeremy Kaylor, instructor in the Natural Resources and Land Management program at Hixson High.
“This gives students the ability to practice and learn on the actual equipment that they will use in their future careers.”
The partnership also better prepares students for post-secondary opportunities and provides them with life skills; they will use daily long after graduation, officials said. Chattanooga Tractor and Equipment is a local equipment dealer that sells and rents agricultural, construction and power equipment.