Apprenti TN, a technology-focused apprenticeship program, celebrated another group of graduates at Volunteer State Community College recently, with appropriate COVID-19 precautions. The ten graduates completed a four-part curriculum taught by the Nashville Software School, leading to national certifications with tech classes that included: IT Fundamentals for Computer Support and Troubleshooting; Networking Configuration and Support; Operating Systems Support Fundamentals; and Security Concepts. The graduates can earn nine hours of college credit when they apply for an associate of science degree in computer areas. The students received free tuition for the non-credit certification from the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) grant as part of GO TECH, designed to grow the skilled technology workforce. The GO Tech multi-organization Middle Tennessee partnership is run by the Greater Nashville Technology Council and Vol State. Applications are being accepted for similar Apprenti TN programs coming up soon. Employers that need qualified tech workers are also sought to be part of the apprentice program. For more information visit https://technologycouncil.com/apprentitn/.
Honoring the graduates, from left to right: Stuart Baird of Melrose; Alex Bambas of Lebanon; Sippy Chanthaphaychith of Antioch; Nicholas Bishop, Vol State; Hilary Marabeti, Vol State; Ramesh Cheyne of Nashville; Chris Fraser of Nashville; Sandi Hoff, Nashville Technology Council; Ashley Gluck of Hermitage; John Wark, Nashville Software School; Diana Razanajatovo of Nashville; Nate Vaughn Nashville Software School; and Thomas Museus Dabay of Franklin. Students Alexsis Liggett of Antioch and Latoya Beasley of Madison have one component to finish before graduation. They are not pictured.