Providing opportunities for students and citizens to improve themselves is essential to the construction of a successful business environment. At the Chamber, we believe we are finding more success with our efforts each year, whether those successes manifest in the form of new initiatives or improvements to old ones. Regardless, they contribute to the overall betterment of the county.
The following are examples of Chamber-affiliated programs that help improve our county's workforce:
Mechatronics - In 2010, years of research and planning on the part of the Chamber's BRAC and Motlow State Community College culminated into the arrival of the first Mechatronics program in Tennessee. The result of continuing to build the program has resulted in Motlow now offering a full associate's degree in Mechatronics and possesses an on-site lab, one of only a few in the nation.
The program intensely educates students in all pertinent areas of engineering and robotics. In fact, on Motlow's Mechatronics page, they define the program as the intersection of control systems, electrical systems, mechanical systems, and computers. As a result, we believe that students graduating from the Mechatronics program are equipped with unique skills that qualify them for a spectrum of manufacturing and industry jobs.
Leadership Programs - The adult and youth leaderships programs educate the participants on how to become better leaders, whether they are leading in the community, the government, the community, or elsewhere. Graduates of these programs have benefited greatly, and we plan on continuing our tradition of success. For more information on these programs, click here.
Stem Camps - The McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Sylvan to provide summer Stem Camps for rising 4th - 6th graders. All participants are provided a free scholarship courtesy of the Citizen's for Progress Scholarship fund to all Warren County School students. This week-long camp and Stem Competition will stretch your child's creativity and problem solving skills and make summer awesome. For more information click here.
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