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TechTown: You have to see it to comprehend the impact

TechTownWe had the opportunity to tour Chattanooga’s recently opened TechTown last week. What a wonderful experience to see the energy in the room and the excitement of the young men and women as they gained new skills that will help them throughout their lives.

It’s no wonder that TechTown is getting as much interest and press as it is. Here’s just one example – an article from the Louisville Business First newspaper.

For background on the TechTown mission and vision, read our most recent post on teknovation.biz. As far as our tour, here are some pictures we snapped.

TechTown Tour 149This is the sign you see when you first enter the building.

 

TechTown Tour 150The sign is on the logo store where merchandise is available.

 

TechTown Tour 164This is the registration desk just outside the entry doors to the technology rich floor.

 

TechTown Tour 167You enter the doors to an array of capabilities you have to see to fully appreciate.

 

TechTown Tour 165TechTown Tour 1543D printing is one of the technology areas.

 

TechTown Tour 155“Kilobytes” is an area designed for the earliest ages that provides a guided learning experience in coding and design, digital art, storyboarding, basic videography and robotics.

TechTown Tour 156Dozens of students are working on better understanding coding through a game they regularly play called Minecraft.

 

TechTown Tour 158Video production and editing are key capabilities that are part of the TechTown portfolio.

 

TechTown Tour 153Inspirational quotes, such as this one from Steve Jobs, fill many of TechTown’s walls.

 


Tom Ballard

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer,
Pershing Yoakley & Associates. P.C.

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