Meeting focuses on plan to boost county, city technical education

10:32 am | October 15, 2012

Preliminary discussions including local and state officials were held Friday on converting the Tennessee Technology Center Herman Robinson Campus at 1500 Arney St. to an Elizabethton-Carter County Career Technical Education Center.

Dean Blevins, director of the Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton, right, gives a presentation
outlining Career Technical Education courses currently offered by Elizabethton and Carter County School Systems and TTC-Elizabethton. Also pictured, from left, front row, are State Rep. Kent Williams, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Kevin Ward, director of Carter County Schools, who initiated the meeting, and State Sen. Rusty Crowe. Also pictured is Kathryn Armstrong, member of the Elizabethton School Board, Bill Armstrong, member of the Carter County Commission, Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey, and Rusty Barnett and Jerry McMahan, members of the Carter County Board of Education. (Contributed Photo)


All training programs now offered at the Herman Robinson Campus will be moved to TTC-Elizabethton’s Main Campus when a $16 million campus consolidation project is completed in January 2014. The project will replace the 30,000-square-foot training facility at the Herman Robinson Campus.

Kevin Ward, director of Carter County schools, initiated the joint meeting of city and county school representatives, state legislators and TTC-Elizabethton administrators. Other local elected and appointed government officials also attended the meeting, moderated by Dean Blevins, director of TTC-Elizabethton.

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