Roane State Community College is among the key organizations across the state that has been awarded funding through the Labor Education Alignment Program.
The program is a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities.
Roane State was awarded $970,000 as part of the program.
Stage-fighting students at Pellissippi State Community College took their unique combat skills to the next level when they performed recently for the East Tennessee Renaissance Festival in Harriman.
“Our stage-fighting course is unique in Tennessee,” said Charles R. Miller, the college’s theater program coordinator and a professor of liberal arts. “We have one of the top two-year theater programs in the country.”
Students in the stage-fighting course learn the skills to perform mock combat for theatrical purposes.