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FAST FACTS

  • By 2017, an estimated 2.5 million new, middle-skill jobs are expected to be added to the workforce, accounting for nearly 40% of all job growth.
  • Since 2010, there has been a 33% increase in advanced manufacturing jobs in Tennessee, including more than 45,000 new jobs added.
  • Immediate jobs are available requiring only a two-year degree or certificate and no student loan debt.

TN PROMISE

Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in our state. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or state student assistance funds. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institutions offering an associate’s degree program.

While removing the financial burden is key, a critical component of Tennessee Promise is the individual guidance each participant will receive from a mentor who will assist the student as he or she navigates the college admissions process. This is accomplished primarily via mandatory meetings that students must attend in order to remain eligible for the program. In addition, Tennessee Promise participants must complete eight hours of community service per term enrolled, as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA) at their institution.

School Partners

Your Skills. Your Future. has a team of local educators who are able to answer your questions and provide insight into each training program
Bradley County Career and Technical Education

https://thinkcte.org/

Career and Technical Education prepares students for a successful transition to college and the workforce while providing students with skills to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.

In Bradley County we are proud to offer 18 CTE programs each with a state approved Program of Study and an active Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO). In the four secondary schools, Bradley Central High School, Walker Valley High School, Lake Forest Middle School and Ocoee Middle School, all teachers are industry certified and highly qualified.

For more information, contact:
Arlette Robinson
CTE, Bradley County Schools.
arobinson (at) bradleyschools.org
423-479-0458

Cleveland City Career and Technical Education

http://www.clevelandschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=907

The mission of Cleveland High School’s state and national award winning Career and Technical Education Department (CTE) is to provide our students with the academic, specialized knowledge, and technical skills to prepare them for continuing education in today’s competitive workforce. Cleveland High School offers eleven state of the art CTE course clusters. The CTE Department at Cleveland High School has earned state and national recognition.

For more information, contact:
Renny Whittenbarger
CTE, Cleveland City Schools
rwhittenbarger (at) clevelandschools.org
423-472‐8098

Cleveland State Community College

http://www.clevelandstatecc.edu/

Cleveland State Community College provides accessible, responsive, and quality educational opportunities primarily for residents of southeastern Tennessee. The college delivers developmental education, university transfer programming, workforce training and continuing education activities. By engaging a diverse student body in the learning process, the college aspires to promote success, enhance quality of life and encourage civic involvement. The college strives to be a responsible partner in lifelong learning for the individual and in the economic development of the region.

For more information, contact:
Tim Wilson
Cleveland State Community College
twilson03 (at) clevelandstatecc.edu
423-473-2447

TN College of Applied Technology – Athens

https://tcatathens.edu/

A Tennessee Board of Regents College of Applied Technology.

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Athens is a modern training facility designed to simulate the occupational environment found in potential places of employment.  The controlling purpose of the training offered is to prepare individuals for useful and gainful occupations, thereby enhancing their potential for employment.

Equipment and course content are regularly updated to provide educational experiences necessary for an era of rapid technological change.

For more information, contact:
Scott Packett
TN College of Applied Technology-Athens
scott.packett (at) tcatathens.edu
423-744-2814 Ext. 226

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Featured Speakers
Amanda Plecas
Wacker Polysilicon North America
Amanda manages communications and government relations for Wacker Polysilicon North America LLC based in Charleston, Tennessee. Wacker is a globally operating chemical company headquartered in Munich, Germany, and one of the world’s leading polysilicon manufacturers.
Rick Creasy
OneSource; Cleveland State Community College
Rick has more than 30 years’ experience in the Global Pharmaceutical business sector. He currently is the Executive Director of OneSource Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Cleveland State Community College.
Lisa Pickel
Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce
Lisa provides oversight for Safety Council, Quality Council, Existing Industry visitation program, facilitates the retention and expansion of local industries, conducts the Wage & Benefit survey, hosts an annual Job Fair, hosts annual Industry Appreciation Showcase & Luncheon, and maintains the Industry Directory.
Your Skills. Your Future. speakers’ bureau features engaging industry experts, including business leaders, working professionals, economy forecasters, post-secondary educators and more. To book a speaker, fill out the contact form below with information about your event.

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