PRG funding will benefit GTC students in two ways. The first benefit will be $15,000 earmarked to provide high school students with state recognized industry certification opportunities at no cost to them or the local school systems. The remainder of the funds, $33,034.16 will be used to purchase equipment for the Computer Information Technology (CIT) program and the Health Science programs. Some of the more notable equipment will be a Stryker ambulance cot and CPR manikins for the Heath Science programs. The CIT program will purchase rack mount servers, server racks, workstations, and lab stations.
The Greene Technology Center is a joint effort between the Greeneville City and Greene County School Systems. The Center provides technical training to high school students during the day. In the evening, the Center is operated by the Tennessee College of Applied Technology to provide adult training in seven different programs.
“This funding opportunity will strengthen our community by providing industry certifications for our high school students. We will also improve our programs in Health Science and Computer Information Technology with the Perkins money. This is a win for Greeneville and Greene County,” says Randy Wells, the Principal of GTC.
If anyone has questions regarding the Center, please call 423-639-0171 or visit www.greenetechnologycenter.com/