Five things to know ahead of this year’s TN Promise deadline

Thousands of high school seniors might be scrambling to their computer Wednesday if they haven’t already submitted their application for the Tennessee Promise scholarship. With Thursday being this year’s deadline to apply, here are some things you should know about Tennessee’s landmark scholarship program and the upcoming deadline. 1. The deadline to apply is Nov. […]

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Study Reports Tennessee Community Colleges Ahead In Guided Pathway Reforms

Tennessee’s community colleges are “probably the furthest along in implementing guided pathways reforms” of any community college system in the nation, a new study by Columbia University concludes. “All 13 Tennessee community colleges are reforming their programs, policies, and processes to better help students choose, enter, navigate, and complete programs in fields of interest to […]

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Business, education leaders discuss employment through Tennessee Reconnect

JACKSON, Tenn. — What do nontraditional students need to be successful? Local educators and business leaders are coming together to work for these students in the community. “We want to make sure in higher education, we are producing the graduates that the workforce needs, and sometimes you don’t find that out unless you get around […]

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Wages Increase For Workers Across Tennessee

Tennesseans took home a little more money in their paychecks last year according to the latest data released Friday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The median wage earned for all Tennessee occupations increased by 3.16 percent between May 2016 and May 2017 to $33,870. “It’s always a positive to see wages […]

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Tens of Thousands of Adults Line Up for Free College in Tennessee

In the weeks after Tennessee started accepting applications for its tuition-free program for adult students last February, Kim Bare and her family began having discussions about going to college. Her husband, Jim, had gone to college on and off over the years but never completed. The same was true for their daughter, Jessica Austin, and […]

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AT&T donates to TCAT

For the second consecutive year, AT&T has donated $81,000 to the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology to enhance student training programs in Computer Information Technology, which will help address critical workforce development needs throughout Tennessee. Funded through AT&T’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, the donation will provide each of the 26 Tennessee Colleges of Applied […]

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Tennessee Promise program wins regional innovation award

Tennessee Promise is being recognized for its innovative efforts. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission and its program were selected as one of two winners of the 2018 State Transformation in Action Recognition award. The award was given to the commission and its program for contributing to the state’s rise in the number of students earning a […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam praises Chattanooga State graduates at Hixson ceremony

Gov. Bill Haslam recognized the 588 graduates of Chattanooga State Community College’s Tennessee College of Applied Technology at their commencement ceremony in Hixson on Friday. Many of the graduates are beneficiaries of Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative, one of the governor’s legacies. “We started to the Drive to 55 about five years ago with the […]

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