Lots of folks invested time into the future of Campbell County 8th graders last week. Hundreds of students visited the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) at Jacksboro and Roane State Community College in La Follette and heard from officials with District Attorney General Jared Effler’s office.
Tom Barclay, assistant district attorney general, presented a program to the 8th graders on criminal justice and law enforcement
La Follette and Jacksboro Middle Schoolers took the tours last Tuesday while 8th graders from Elk Valley, Jellico, White Oak, and Wynn toured on Wednesday. LMS School Counselor Linda Prim says, “It was a really good day, and the students asked great questions.” MORE PHOTOS HERE
Ann LeJeune speaks to students at Roane State
Post-secondary opportunities was the theme of the day. Topics covered ranged from dual credit and middle college to criminal justice and law enforcement to the various programs offered by TCAT and RSCC.
TCAT President Debbie Petree visits with the 8th graders
Tom Barclay, assisted district attorney general, presented a program to the 8th graders on criminal justice and law enforcement. Roane State representative Ann LeJeune discussed all of the programs available to students at Roane State as well as the opportunity for dual credit and middle college. Students were given a tour of the LaFollette campus of RSCC during their visit. TCAT Director Debbie Petree welcomed 8th graders to TCAT and also discussed dual credit opportunities offered by the technology school. Current TCAT students talked with students about various programs including: pharmacy technician, welding technology, industrial electricity, power sports technology, administrative office technology, practical nursing, machine tool technology, cosmetology, and computer information technology. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/22/2018-6AM)