ELIZABETHTON, Tennessee (WJHL) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee will visit Elizabethton on Tuesday, his office confirmed on Sunday night.
The governor will visit the Carter County Workforce Development Center on Route 91 this afternoon.
Carter County Mayor Patty Woodby told News Channel 11 that the governor would be briefed on plans to create a centralized career and technology campus for county high schools at the Workforce Development Complex.
The mayor previously said the goal was for students to earn a high school diploma and two-year associate’s degree or a high school diploma and career certification allowing them to immediately enter the labor market.
FOLLOWING: Carter County officials visit the workforce development complex
âThis will really be a change for Carter County,â Woodby said last September. âWe will close these skills gaps in our workforce and provide these students with a career path where they can make a living. “
BACKGROUND: Carter County pushes for funding for vocational and technical education, dual enrollment programs
County and state leaders have been presenting the plan for months. Woodby said the governor will be asked to fund the $ 20 million project as part of his upcoming budget.
The project involves the Northeast State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.