Zach Price, Jon McKinney (Instructor) and Eddie Gilbert The Computer Information Technology class at McKenzie is currently building a network to manage and control the new Wireless Access Points to be installed throughout the campus. Wireless Access Points were purchased by the school to allow greater internet availability throughout the facility for the students who use smart devices. This will allow each student greater access to resources and will facilitate learning when students access online libraries, study resources, and tutor apps that are offered via textbook sites and other online training.
Eddie Gilbert, Bret Bunyard and Zach Price are learning to build a Firewall/Router from concept to implementation. They are building the physical machine from parts, and then installing the operating system to run the network routing, proxy, and filtering.
The CIT class will be working in conjunction with the Green Technology class to complete the installation. The Access Points are powered using a special power adapter called a P.O.E injector, which injects power over the same cable as the data. Green Technology teaches and certifies in Low-Voltage cabling, therefore, they will handle the installation of the APs and the power injectors. Soon the entire campus will be Wi-Fi ready.Bret Bunyard and Eddie Gilbert
Eddie Gilbert, programming
4 Gold Winners:
- Larry Burcham for Welding Sculpture
- Shannon Matz for Job Skills Demonstration
- Cody Scronce for Automotive Service Technology
- Joey Pickard for Sheet Metal
- Joseph Redmond for Sustainability Solutions
- Curtis Mathis for Electronics Technology
- Troy Herbison for Secondary Electrical Technology
- Joey Davis for H/VAC
- Tyler Dunning for Electrical Wiring
- Mark Rainey for CNC Milling
Larry Burcham-Welding Program (Gold)Shadows of the Deep
Tyler Dunning-Green Electronics Technology (Bronze)
Joseph Redmond-Green Electronics Technology (Silver)
Cody Scronce-Automotive Technology (Gold)
Joey Pickard-HVAC (Gold), Donald Gearin-Electronics Instructor, Shannon Matz-Green Electronics (Gold)
59 Students received Diplomas or Certificates in their selected Program
15 Students received perfect attendance for the Fall 2012 Trimester
8 Students were inducted into the Honor Society for Spring 2013
Congratulations to all of our graduating students!
Auto Instructor-Dan Townsend and Adam Askew
Computer Info Tech instructor-Jon McKinney and Sandra Grider
Industrial Maintenance Instructor-John Mehan and Kenneth DriverPerfect Attendance for Fall 2012
Front L to R: Kenneth Gilliand, Jason Wisniewski, Joey Davis and Quanddus Van Dyke
Back L to R: Willie Byrd, Clyde Underwood, Randy Pierce, Michael McNeely and Bill Adams
Not Pictured: Adam Askew, Greg Eaton, David Hall, Bradley Bone, Colin Daniels, Daniel Vancil
Honor Society Students
Front L to R: Tammy Markowski, Deborah Turnbo, Katharine Adams, Larry Burcham, Randy Pierce
Back L to R: Deborah Frizzell, James Rose and Bill Adams
Green Electronics with Instructor Bruce Moore
With welding instructor: Jimmy Kee
The theme is "Sunfish Powered" The Welding Program formed and detailed the fish, welding it onto a hook and securing it to the golf cart.
The golf cart was procured from Jackson State Community College and modified with solar panels by our Green Technology Program.
Department of Labor and Workforce held a resume building and interview skills seminar.
WIA (Workforce Investment Act) held an informational seminar outlining the benefits and scholarships they offer.
We would like to thank all the employers and students who participated to make the Career Fair a success.
Jackson State Community College
Express Employment Professionals
Tennessee Technology Center @ McKenzie assisted the City of McKenzie in establishing a call center at city hall. The project consisted of building eight workstations for use in voice-over IP (VOIP) calling, which will assist the city in gathering valuable data for business recruitment to the area. The city is using proprietary software developed by XM Solutions; a database development company. Students from the CIT program built and installed the needed equipment, which consisted of eight workstations, and all needed networking components. The Computer Information Technology instructor, Jon McKinney oversaw the project.“It was a valuable experience for the students and will be an asset to the city.” – Jon McKinney
Sue received her diploma in the Business Systems Technology Program in 1997. She has been employed with the McKenzie TTC for about 14 years. She would like everyone to know that she truly enjoys her job and working with all the staff and students.
L to R: John Penn Ridgeway, Assistant Director; Sue Berry, Student Records Coordinator and Dr. Brad White, Director McKenzie Tennessee Technology Staff attending the ATEA Conference in Chattanooga
Mom and "Daughter"
Tennessee Postsecondary State Officers (pictured L to R): Treasure Joyce Nelson- TTC Ripley; Vice-President Kristina Evans- TTC Knoxville; Secretary Misty Smith - TTC Chattanooga; Reporter Joey Pickard- TTC McKenzie; President Nathan Mortimer- TTC Hohenwald; Parliamentarian Tommy Hatton- TTC Chattanooga; and Sargent at Arms Tony Hamblin- TTC Oneida.
Tennessee Technology Center SkillsUSA State Officers Train with Leaders of State Government
Tennessee Technology Center (TTC) students elected to serve as SkillsUSA State Officers attended officer training on January 28 & 29, 2013 at the Tennessee Board of Regents’ Central office in Nashville, Tennessee. While at training the state officers and their advisors toured the State Capital Building, met with the chairs of the Senate and House Education Committees, and attended Governor Haslam’s state-of-the-state address. During their legislative visits, students shared the value of their education; the value of public career and technical education to their respective communities; the quality of their education and training; their occupational plans; and, the benefits of their participation in SkillsUSA. They explained that today's workplace requires people with leadership, teamwork and communication skills to participate in high-quality systems. SkillsUSA has been successful in developing these skills in students of all ages and backgrounds.
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving more than 300,000 high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. It has the active support of over 1,100 corporations, trade associations, businesses, and labor unions at the national level. Student membership in SkillsUSA offers leadership, citizenship and character development programs and activities to complement skill training. Its programs help students prepare to go to work and on to further education. SkillsUSA emphasizes respect or the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. It promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and encourages the development of patriotism through democratic practices in local chapters.