Lincoln County Schools has received a $137,000.00 equipment grant from The Tennessee Department of Education in order to align it's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to Tennessee's highest demand industry sectors. According to Education Commissioner Candice McQueen, "As we seek to prepare more students for college and careers – especially in high growth industries, such as advanced manufacturing, health care, and information technology – we must resource our schools to best serve students," McQueen said. "We have a responsibility to provide our students every opportunity in high school to be prepared for the realities and needs of the workforce. With the support of Gov. Haslam and the general assembly, these grants allow us to ensure our students are working on cutting edge technology and equipment that mirrors postsecondary and industry expectations."
Some of the larger equipment slated to be purchased for Lincoln County students is an Anatomage digital dissection and anatomy table and patient simulator for heath science, and a plasma cutter and box and pan brake for our advanced manufacturing programs. The addition of this equipment will allow our students to work on cutting edge technology as well as equipment that they will encounter on the job.