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COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND TCATS HOST SCHOLARSHIP SATURDAY, SEPT. 26,
TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO SIGN UP FOR TENNESSEE PROMISE

SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 – TCAT Jackson will open up its computer lab from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 26, for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and fill out their college applications as part of a statewide Scholarship Saturday. The event is designed to encourage students to enroll in Tennessee Promise, Governor Bill Haslam’s program to provide two years of community college or technical school tuition. Tennessee Promise is part of the Drive to 55 initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with some form of post-secondary credential, such as a college degree or technical certificate. During Scholarship Saturday, students may come to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm and use the college’s computers to sign up online. Food will also be on hand for anyone signing up.

“Tennessee Promise is such an incredible opportunity for students to pursue their dreams after high school,” said Jeff Sisk, TCAT Jackson Director. “We want to make signing up for the Promise a celebration for the students and also give them an opportunity to get their application to college in at the same time. This puts them well on their way down the path to a degree or certificate.” Tennessee Promise Director Mike Krause said he hoped many Tennessee students would participate and complete their application. “Tennessee Promise has changed the conversation about going to college in our state, and I hope we can encourage students to sign up early,” Krause said. “Scholarship Saturday provides a chance for students to sign up for the Promise and make a connection with their local college.”

About Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson
Offering 17 skilled training programs from Automotive Technology to Welding. Full-service campuses located in Jackson and Lexington, as well as Instructional Service Centers in Humboldt, Parsons, and at the McWherter Center.

The college is located at 2468 Technology Center Dr., Jackson, TN 38301 adjacent to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport off Highway 70.