First CSCC welding cohort in Monroe announced Special to The Advocate & Democrat Jun 9, 2021 Jun 9, 2021 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Buy Now Cleveland State Community College started a program of welding instruction for individuals housed in the Monroe County Jail. Last week, the first cohort of students completed training and received a certificate of completion. The program started in late January 2021 and the local workforce board underwrote the instruction using Rural Initiative funds. Cleveland State projects to serve 25 such individuals with Rural Initiative funding, providing them with training and certificates allowing them to enter the workforce at an average annual wage of $40,000. Shown here are (back row, from left) Brian Deaton, Norfolk Southern; Patty Weaver, vice president of Workforce and Economic Development at Cleveland State; Officer David Messer, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office; Tommy Jones, Monroe County sheriff; Keith Morgan; Steve Harris, Welding instructor; Jonathan Garcia; Michael McLemore; Andrea Byerly, project coordinator Continuing Education at Cleveland State; (front row, from left) Scott Crowder; Nicholas Steffa; and Cody Hollingshead. Special to The Advocate & Democrat As featured on Page A5 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Trending Now Raby takes over Tellico Plains boys' program, Tucker returns to McMinn County Big moments, plays tell the tale of softball in Monroe County Six men arrested in undercover sex sting Man punches Dodge windshield, is unhappy when he gets arrested Woman reports sexual assault in Sweetwater Latest e-Edition Advocate & Democrat To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left.