Thank you so much to The Hunt Institute for hosting a group of legislators, coalition partners and policy makers from NC and other states at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Smyrna, TN to see how private and public partnerships work to increase post-secondary attainment.

This technical college is a partnership with the huge Nissan plant across the street which produces over 600,000 vehicles per year. The state of Tennessee now provides free community college and they have worked with businesses to determine workforce needs. This beautiful facility is definitely a model we can apply in North Carolina. Thank you to TCAT and The Hunt Institute for the hospitality!