TDOC Celebrates TCAT Graduation

Thursday, August 11, 2022 | 09:07am
Photo of Governor Lee Addressing MCCX Offenders

WARTBURG – A group of TDOC inmates successfully graduated from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT).  During a ceremony held in their honor at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX),  thirty-four incarcerated men received certificates of completion from TCAT-Oneida.  The inmates completed the required course work and training hours in one of three TCAT programs respectively: computer information technology, basic construction, and welding.

“This is one of the reasons I ran for governor, to ensure opportunities like these were implemented, giving individuals like you opportunities to truly succeed. This is not only a win for you, but for all Tennesseans,” said Governor Bill Lee, who served as keynote speaker.

Each program was conducted on-site at MCCX by TDOC and TCAT instructors.  The computer information technology program required a minimum of 1,296 hours of class work; 1,800 hours were required for the welding program; and basic construction required a minimum of 1,296 hours.

Upon their release, the inmates receive their official diploma from TCAT.

Photo of Governor Lee Speak With Graduates
Photo of Governor Lee Address the MCCX Audience and Offenders