Y-12 machinists complete classroom portion of apprenticeship program at Pellissippi State

Ten employees of Y-12 National Security Complex have completed three years of classroom training at Pellissippi State Community College as part of the second class of an apprenticeship program that grows talent from within Y-12.

The students — Russell “Rusty” Chambers, Charles Clinton, Ashley Dawson, Billy Farr, James Fielden, Randy Fields, Douglas Hamby and David Trexler — received classroom instruction and hands-on training at Pellissippi State on topics related to an advanced technological workplace.

As part of their classroom instruction, the apprentices built and donated an information kiosk to Norris Dam State Park and a trailer to Marble Springs State Historic Site.

“The apprenticeship program at Y-12 is paying CNS back in taking our employees and helping them grow their skills, as well as allowing them to work alongside our journey workers picking up on the tools of the trade,” said Beth Green, senior staff to the director of infrastructure at Y-12.

The apprenticeship program is a four-year investment: The apprentices still must complete a yearlong internship at Y-12 in order to finish the program.

Ashley Dawson, the only female machinist in this group of apprentices, said, “This is a big deal for me because it’s out of my realm of comfort. My bachelor’s degree is in business and finance, so this gives me the opportunity to change that and go more mechanical.”

The program allows students the opportunity to earn substantial credit hours toward an Associate of Applied Science degree, plus the opportunity to finish additional coursework, including 15 credit hours of general education courses required to complete a degree in Engineering Technology in a concentration of the student’s choice.

Pellissippi State’s Engineering Technology faculty and Business and Community Services division developed the curriculum for the program. BCS works with employers to create customized training and development solutions. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

Pellissippi State’s non-credit classes make unique holiday gifts

Looking for a unique holiday gift? Pellissippi State Community College offers a number of non-credit courses during the months of November and December. Whether for yourself or others, consider the gift of knowledge.

All non-credit courses are available through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services division. To register for a class, or to buy a gift card for a friend or family member, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs.

All classes are offered on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, unless otherwise noted.

  • Beyond Basic Digital Photography, 6:15-8:15 p.m, Wednesdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 14. Concentrate on the artistic side of photography. Learn how to “see” with a camera in order to capture interesting subjects and the basics of computer imaging. Class also includes two Saturday field trips. Cost is $119.
  • Microsoft Outlook, 5-8 p.m., Nov. 16. Learn basic features and best practices for using Microsoft Outlook to save time and be more efficient. Cost is $65.
  • Quickbooks Level I, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nov. 18. Quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your business, including how to set up a company and work with lists and how to use QuickBooks Pro to invoice for services, process payments and pay bills. Cost is $175.
  • Savvy Social Security Planning & Life Planning Strategies for Women, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 5. Learn more about spousal benefits, coordinating benefits with your spouse, what to do if your marital status changes and planning for a long life. Cost is $29.
  • Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 8. Baby Boomers will learn tips for coordinating retirement, spousal and survivor benefits to maximize benefits over your lifetime. Cost is $29.
  • Introduction to Scuba Diving, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Dec. 10-11. Learn the fundamentals of scuba diving in order to pursue the SSI certification. Course includes classroom instruction and pool training that you need prior to taking the qualifying dives required for certification. Cost is $212 plus a $99.90 course materials fee and $85 equipment rental fee.

To request accommodations for a disability for any of these courses, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu. For more information about non-credit courses, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

Pellissippi State Announcements: Two-for-one handgun carry permit class

 

Pellissippi State Community College will host a special two-for-one Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22. With this special offer, the non-credit course costs $90 for two attendees, including the range fee. Anyone who wishes to register for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class must first register with the state at https://apps.tn.gov/handgun/, then with Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services at 865-539-7167. In order to receive the discount at Pellissippi State, both attendees must be registered simultaneously with Business and Community Services. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

Download this press release: BCS Briefs Handgun Special

Pellissippi State Announcements: Non-credit baby sign language, piano courses

 

Learn sign language to teach your baby at Pellissippi State Community College. The four-week non-credit course “Baby Sign Language” will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 3-24, at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Cost is $79 plus a $17 fee for the book. Learning sign language can help your child communicate needs, wants and thoughts before and after he or she has learned to vocalize. For more information or to register, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

“Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People,” a one-night non-credit course at Pellissippi State Community College, will be offered from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The course teaches shortcuts for playing piano by focusing on chords rather than individual note reading. Some knowledge of pianos or keyboards is preferred. Cost of the class is $59 plus a $25 materials fee. For more information or to register, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

Download this press release: BCS Briefs October

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