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Mechatronics News

CCSSO State Spotlight: Tennessee Career Readiness
A video by the The Council of Chief State School Officers

TV interview about mechatronics at Motlow State's Fayetteville campus

Kids To Love: Transforming Lives Through Advanced Technical Training
Technical Training Aids has been selling career and technical training equipment since 1963. While the technological advances over the last 50+ years are obvious, it can be easy to lose sight of the lives that have been transformed in that time.

Warren County's Mechatronics Program sets students up for success
Joe Harvey produced this video spotlighting the Mechatronics program at Warren County High Schoo. The video was recently on the Tennessee Department of Education website

Manufacturing the Next Generation
At first, Jay Timmons wondered if the students did not understand the question. Timmons is president and CEO of the National Organization of Manufacturing.

Community Colleges: The Secret Sauce
Motlow State Community College in Tennessee is working with Bridgestone Tire Company and other employers to expand their mechatronics program.

Mechatronics program offers pathway to high-tech manufacturing jobs
A public/private initiative has given Rutherford County a head start in developing a workforce with the skills needed to meet the growing demand for technical jobs in manufacturing and other sectors.

Motlow College Dual Enrollment in Mechatronics Offered this Fall to Oakland High School Students
Fred Rascoe, director of career readiness at Motlow College, and Ingrid Williams, department secretary, spoke during a recent industrial expo at Oakland High School about the upcoming Mechatronics Dual Enrollment Program Motlow will offer this fall to Oakland students.

Bridgestone Partners With College to Enhance Job Training
Bridgestone Americas and Motlow College south of Nashville held an open house on Oct. 11 for the mechatronics lab the two have created.

Mechatronics at Motlow, Bridgestone, train students for high-tech careers
For 21-year-old Terrance Payne, the Mechatronics advanced-manufacturing training offered by Motlow State Community College at the Bridgestone plant in La Vergne is a step toward a good-paying job.

Motlow State-Bridgestone partnership fulfilling need for highly skilled workers
It's a public-private partnership that's helping to train the next generation of highly skilled workers, and it didn't cost you the taxpayer one dime.

Motlow Offers Workforce Readiness Classes
Motlow is committed to preparing indiivudals to be ready prior to entering the workforce.

Motlow Mechatronics in The Tennessean
"TN colleges, manufacturers team up to teach skills that meet demands."

Jarden Employees Receive Level I Siemen Certification through Motlow College
Motlow is one of 14 schools in the nation that offer the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP).