The Grayson County Technology Center has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The funding will be used to purchase a new 3D printer for the school’s Computer Science pathway, just launched this year.
TVA Government Relations Manager Virginia Gray recently visited the school for a tour and check presentation to Tech Center Director Matt Hayes and Michael Critchelow, who teaches the school’s 3D Printing class. They were joined by State Rep. Samara Heavrin, who introduced the grant opportunity to Hayes.
The growth of STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math) programming has been been on the rise in recent years. TVA has recognized the importance of this increased interest and demand by providing grant opportunities to schools, particularly in the areas of environment, energy, economic and career development, and community problem solving.
Pictured (l - r): State Rep. Samara Heavrin, TVA Govt. Relations Manager Virginia Gray, Tech Center Director Matt Hayes, 3D Printing and CMM teacher Michael Critchelow.