The electric vehicles driving out of Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant in a few years will resemble smartphones on wheels jammed with cloud computing technology, the automaker says. The plant has begun prepping for a big retooling of its training of the factory's existing and future workers as they learn about safely handling batteries, electrical power and other differences in the new vehicles. By the numbers 30: Number of electric models VW will offer worldwide by 20251 million: VW electric vehicle production capacity globally by 2025$50 billion: Amount VW will invest worldwide by 2023 on electric cars, self-driving vehicles, other new technologySource: Volkswagen "Building a car now is not like how it will be done in the future," said Ilker Subasi, the Volkswagen Academy's head of training, at the Enterprise South industrial park plant. The German carmaker last month took the wraps off an $800 million expansion to assemble battery-powered vehicles in Chattanooga. VW … [Read more...] about Smartphone on wheels: Volkswagen’s electric vehicles to require new training at Chattanooga plant
Staff photo by Tim Barber. A painting of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Cedrik Daniel, "Thinking of a Dream," is on display as Chatoris Jones, Dean of Students at Chattanooga Preparatory School, speaks in front of a group of students at a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Staff photo by Tim Barber. A painting of... Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press. CHATTANOOGA PREP PERFORMERS All original poems, photograph, paintings and speeches on display at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center as part of Monday’s “Speak Like A King” event were created by Chattanooga Preparatory School students, including:Akeem BirtAshton JordanBrandon KelleyCamper CoulterCedrik DanielDenis LopezEugene DavisIsaiah DorseyJonaki HoodLeslie McClureRoberth VenturaSean Besley A dozen sixth-grade boys — black, Hispanic, white — stood behind classmate Roberth Ventura onstage Monday at the Bessie Smith Cultural … [Read more...] about Chattanooga Prep boys pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
CSAS teacher named Geography Teacher of the Year April Wyatt, a geography teacher at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, was awarded the 2019 Tom and Stella Mullane Geography Teacher of the Year Award by the Tennessee Geographic Alliance. The award recognizes outstanding geographic educators in grades 7 through 12, according to a news release. "As a former student of CSAS herself, Wyatt now uses that experience as a tool to better understand the way her students learn," said Jim Boles, principal of CSAS, in a statement. "She makes World Geography come alive for students in a way that is real and pertinent to their lives." Wyatt will be honored at the annual Tennessee Council for Social Studies conference and receive $500 from the Alliance. Kurt Butefish, director of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, said in a news release that the nomination speaks volumes about Wyatt's excellence as an educator. "The nomination shared how she makes global subject matter relevant by relating … [Read more...] about Class Notes: Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences teacher named Geography Teacher of the Year
Two Chattanooga restaurants have failed a recent health inspection for a multitude of reasons including evidence of insects and rodents and dirty food contact surfaces. Jeffersons, located at 618 Georgia Avenue, was cited for evidence of both insects and rodents, dirty utensils and failure to prevent contamination between food prep and storage areas. The person in charge was found to be lacking in food safety knowledge and multiple non-food contact surfaces were dirty, according to the report. The failing score of 69 was later corrected to a 94. The second restaurant, La Fiesta Mexican Grill located on Hixson Pike, also received a score of 69 for employees not washing hands in between tasks, evidence of insects and failure to dispose of trash. Multiple food and non-food contact surfaces were found to be dirty and the person in charge lacked food safety knowledge, the report states. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the … [Read more...] about Two Chattanooga restaurants fail inspection due to dirty food surfaces, evidence of insects
A North Georgia restaurant has received a failing grade after a recent health inspection. Kobe Hibachi & Sushi, located at 2603 Battlefield Parkway, received a failing score of 67 after dirty knives were found stored on a magnetic strip with excessive food debris. Dirty dishes were also found in use on the sushi prep area, and they were not clean to the sight or touch. Kobe was also cited for not having documentation of the origin of the Tilapia fish. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards. To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments. 94 Easy Bistro & Bar 203 Broad Street 94 Rodizio Grill 439 Broad Street95 Jacks … [Read more...] about Dirty dishes used in food prep area, lack of documentation of fish origin cause North Georgia restaurant to fail inspection