By Nathan Baker
The Tennessee Technology Center of Elizabethton is giving it the new college try with a new name to go along with its new buildings set to open next year.
The 27 vocational schools statewide will be known as the Tennessee College of Applied Technology starting July 1, but school administrators say it may take longer to fully update all of the physical campuses.
“All of the signs are in the works, they’re being incorporated out of Nashville by the Tennessee Board of Regents for each of the 27 centers,” TTC-Elizabethton Institutional Development Coordinator Bob Robinson said Monday. “Then the road signs have to go up at the major highways — the TBR is working with the Tennessee Department of Transportation on those.”
Robinson said the old aluminum lettering will be removed from the facade of the current administration building on the main campus and replaced with a metal sign mounted in the ground, similar to the one at the center’s workforce development complex.
When the school’s three new buildings open, likely early next year, according to Robinson, they will have updated signage.