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Nissan: Nissan and Tennessee Board of Regents open corner trickery to sight manufacturing, automotive and record workforce in Middle Tennessee

  • The Tennessee College of Applied Technology during Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center is a public-private partnership between Nissan North America and a State of Tennessee.
  • The 162,000-square-foot trickery offers programs to supply Tennessee students and Nissan employees with skills for successful careers in modernized manufacturing, automotive technology, etc.
  • Courses align closely with a region’s altogether workforce needs, including Nissan’s Tennessee automotive plants.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings assimilated Nissan officials to rigourously open a Tennessee College of Applied Technology during Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center. The state-of-the-art campus offers high-quality programs to ready Tennessee students and Nissan employees for careers in modernized prolongation and other fields.

The 162,000-square-foot core is a public-private partnership between Nissan and a Tennessee Board of Regents to emanate educational opportunities that are closely aligned to stream workforce needs. It operates as an prolongation of TCAT-Murfreesboro and is jointly assigned by Nissan and a College of Applied Technology.

“This is a loyal partnership between a State of Tennessee and Nissan,” pronounced Gov. Haslam. “Our College of Applied Technology during Murfreesboro indispensable some-more space and apparatus to offer Tennesseans who wish to learn skills for a new or softened career. Nissan indispensable a new core to sight a possess employees and those of a suppliers. The new Smyrna facility, that is both a open TCAT open to all and a Nissan Training Center was a ideal resolution and is an critical miracle in a Drive to 55 – to supply during slightest 55 percent of Tennesseans with a college grade or certificate by 2025.”


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The new preparation and training trickery enrolls both open TCAT students and employees from a Nissan Smyrna plant. Through classes in fields such as automotive technology, industrial electrical maintenance, appurtenance apparatus record and welding technology, stream and impending workers learn profitable skills that can be directly practical in Nissan’s comforts or with other employers in a region.

“Nissan’s workforce in Smyrna and a other U.S. comforts is a biggest asset,” pronounced John Martin, comparison clamp president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America. “We are constantly looking for new ways to supply stream and destiny employees with a skills and believe indispensable to work a 21st century prolongation plant. This partnership with a State of Tennessee allows us to make an investment in a employees and a community, and secure a continued expansion of a company.”

Nissan’s operations in Middle Tennessee embody a Smyrna car and battery open plants, dual powertrain open plants in Decherd and a company’s North American domicile in Franklin. Nissan Smyrna has a prolongation ability of 640,000 vehicles annually, and a plant employs about 8,400 workers. Nissan assembles 6 opposite models in Smyrna, including Altima, a all-electric LEAF, Maxima, Rogue, Pathfinder and INFINITI QX60.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sole 5.32 million vehicles and generated income of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in mercantile year 2014. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads a universe in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of a LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. LEAF is a best-selling EV in story with roughly 50% share of a zero-emission car segment. For some-more information on a products, services and joining to tolerable mobility, revisit a website during

About a Tennessee Board of Regents
TBR, a College System of Tennessee, is a state’s open complement of 13 Community Colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. Students benefit a educational believe they need for associates degrees and for send to universities where they pursue baccalaureate and connoisseur degrees, and a technical skills they need for a complicated workforce. The complement is governed by a Tennessee Board of Regents, stoical of 18 members allocated from opposite a state. Gov. Bill Haslam chairs a Board.


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Parul Bajaj
Nissan Corporate Communications
(615) 725-3061
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Tennessee Board of Regents media contact:
Rick Locker
TBR Director of Communications
(615) 366-4417
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