6 Students Completed Chattanooga State's Heavy Equipment Class

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Pictured from top to bottom and left to right are Harry Hawkins, Chattanooga State Corporate Training, Workforce, and Continuing Education, manager of technical training; heavy equipment graduates Eddie Ridley, Scott Adams, Tim McKibbens, Ted Luck, Christopher Brabson and Samuel Luck.
Pictured from top to bottom and left to right are Harry Hawkins, Chattanooga State Corporate Training, Workforce, and Continuing Education, manager of technical training; heavy equipment graduates Eddie Ridley, Scott Adams, Tim McKibbens, Ted Luck, Christopher Brabson and Samuel Luck.

Chattanooga State Community College’s Corporate Training, Workforce, and Continuing Education Department announced the completion of its most recent heavy equipment class. Certificates were awarded to six graduates by Harry Hawkins, manager of technical training for Chattanooga State’s Department for Corporate Training, Workforce Development and Continuing Education. Those receiving certificates included Scott Adams, Christopher Brabson, Samuel Luck, Ted Luck, Tim McKibbens, and Eddie Ridley.


For information regarding the next heavy equipment training class, which begins in March, call 697-3100 before December 21, or after January 2.


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