Cookeville – Tennessee Tech has again joined with the Tennessee Titans as the team’s education partner, presenting the 11th Annual Learning Lab series of events at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The Learning Lab events offer high school students an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and learn about the inner workings of an NFL team.
The series kicked off during the third week of October, with the last event set for Nov. 15.
“We have enjoyed growing our partnership with the Tennessee Titans,” said Bobbie Maynard, Tech’s executive director of communications and marketing. “These events give us the opportunity to show high school students what kind of programs and majors that Tech offers that align with the management of a professional sports team.”
Maynard added that Tech’s programs in exercise science, sport management and business, among others, are all great programs for students if they want to pursue a career with a professional sports team.
“Programs like the Learning Lab series are essential to our team culture at the Titans. We are always encouraging our staff to offer mentorship and guidance to young people in the community,” said Gil Beverly, Titans Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer. “Tennessee Tech has been a fantastic partner for this series as they offer the expertise in higher learning and can instill the importance of pursuing additional education after high school.”
As part of the Learning Lab event, high school students receive a tour of Nissan Stadium and attend presentations and question and answer sessions with Titans executives. Tennessee Tech admissions counselors are also on hand to answer questions and interact with the students. The students also receive a free game day ticket, provided by the Titans, to come back to the stadium for their game with the Texans in December. More than 4,000 students are expected to attend the Learning Lab series. Registration is already closed for the events.
Tennessee Tech is ranked as the number one public university in the state, according to Money Magazine, as well as a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers more than 200-plus programs of study, and Tech grads leave with the least debt of all public universities in the state. In fact, based on total cost and alumni earnings, Tech provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in Tennessee, according to PayScale.
Find out more at tntech.edu/wingsup.