KINGSPORT — For centuries, an apprentice trained under an expert artisan mastered the technology of the times in civilizations worldwide.

The modern apprentice reunites these processes in electromechanical technology, mechanical technology, machining, metal fabrication and more for a new generation of artisans.

Heath McMillian

Heath McMillian, executive director of the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM).

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Tyra Copas

Tyra Copas, director of Tennessee's apprenticeship program

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