Students at the high school are being recruited for the Career Training Program (CTP).
The CTP encourages students to attend the Tennessee Technology Center in Mufreesboro and McMinnville to learn a trade. There are numerous areas of concentration a student may pursue such as automotive technology, computer information teahcnolgy, cosmetology, dental assisting, heating and air conditioning, machine tool technology, pharmacy technition and practical nursing, to mention only a few.
Many of our students over the years have attended the TTC to obtain certification in various areas of study. About ninety percent of our students in this program are either attending college or working full time within sixty to ninety days after high school graduation.
If the money is available next summer, our CTP students will attend the TTC in Murfreesboro for 120 hours over a four week period. They will receive $5 an hour, plus one elective high school credit. Transportation to and from the TTC will be provided. Students will catch the bus and the high school Monday through Friday.
Students must be enrolled in the CTP NLT Feb. 1, 2013, to make sure they get to attend the technology center in June. Students need to come by Room 110 at the high school and see Mr. McGee, CTP Manager, for an application packet. His phone number at the high school is 615-563-2144. The packet is then mailed to the UCHRA office in Cookeville for final arrpoval. It takes only a few days to complete this process. Parents are encouraged to encourage their child to enroll in the program ASAP. A students must meet the WIA Income Guideline, have at least a 2.0 GPA and be in good standing with the school.