The kickoff at 10:30 a.m. featured TCAT students and students from area high schools.
John Lee, NC3 coordinator at TCAT-Elizabethton and 2018 SkillsUSA Adviser of the Year, spoke about the advantages of SkillsUSA to students and future employers. Students from Elizabethton City Schools, and Unaka, Happy Valley, Hampton and Johnson County high schools were invited to attend the kickoff.
SkillsUSA grants were awarded to six Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and to Johnson and Lawrence County High Schools for Open House events. TCATs in Elizabethton, Oneida/Huntsville, Murfreesboro, Shelbyville, Ripley and Dickson/Clarksville were awarded grants up to $1,000 each sponsored by Channellock and Toyota.
The SkillsUSA kickoff for the TCAT nursing class in Kingsport will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the ETSU at Kingsport campus, 1501 University Blvd., Kingsport.