Nashville

Apprenti TN Tech Program Graduates Celebrate

Students celebrated graduation recently from Apprenti TN

Students celebrated graduation recently from Apprenti TN, a technology-focused apprenticeship program. The outdoor ceremony was held at Volunteer State Community College, with appropriate COVID-19 precautions. The nine 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.

Help for Brightwood and Virginia College Students

Brightwood college sign

The closure of Brightwood College and Virginia College locations in the Nashville area has left many students wondering what to do next. Volunteer State Community College has an information session planned for Thursday, December 13. The goal is to let the students know what options they have in continuing their education at Vol State. The college offered similar help to students after the ITT closure in 2016.

New Professional Music Degree Program

Music students perform in a Vol State concert

The Nashville area has many opportunities for working musicians. Volunteer State Community College has a new Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Professional Music designed to help those musicians advance in their careers. It’s also a path for younger musicians to build their chops to get ready for the workplace. Students can focus on areas that include Country and Americana Music; Church and Gospel Music; Jazz and Rock Music; Songwriting, and more.

Vol State Logistics Adds High Tech and Real World Simulations

Kelly Dean and Royce Dugan on a warehouse floor at TNT Supply Chain Services.

Logistics is the process that allows things to move, whether it be sofas to Seattle or iPads to Indonesia. Parts and finished products travel around the globe in a system set by professionals in logistics and supply chain management. Volunteer State Community College is constantly pushing its logistics and supply chain management training forward to match the speed of commerce. And that speed may be increasing with the announcement of an Amazon operations center in Nashville, a facility that is expected to employ up to 5,000 people.