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A young reader enjoys learning about technical careers in a new children’s book from Tennessee’s Colleges of Applied Technology.
11/25/2020

It’s no secret that Tennessee, like much of the nation, has experienced a shortage of skilled workers in recent years – with high demands for more nurses, computer technicians, welders and other technical fields. In an effort to encourage more young Tennesseans to consider one of these many careers, TBR – The College System of Tennessee has premiered an original children’s book entitled “Let’s Explore Technical Careers.”

TCAT Elizabethton's Tyler Hankes works with 3D printer in computer lab
11/20/2020

Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are ready to help Tennesseans who want to learn a new career or new skills. With Tennessee Reconnect, it’s tuition-free – and enrolling in classes online or in your community is easy.

TBR News
11/11/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ committee chairs and the Audit Committee will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, to receive updates and review a number of items in advance of the full board’s next quarterly meeting in December.

Chancellor's Commendation for Military Veterans
11/10/2020

Military veterans at Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are being honored in Veterans Day activities this week – and one veteran at each college will be awarded the inaugural Chancellor’s Commendation for Military Veterans.

The Tennessee Board of Regents and Chancellor Flora W. Tydings established the new commendation as a system-level award to honor the service, bravery and sacrifices of military veterans in the campus communities. It supplements Veterans Day ceremonies, observances or recognitions that the colleges traditionally conduct.

three students studying rocks
10/21/2020

As part of its continuing work to reduce the costs of college attendance and increase equity in student outcomes, the Tennessee Board of Regents is awarding grants to faculty teams at seven community colleges to create learning materials for their courses that students will use for free, in lieu of commercially published textbooks.

TN Promise Deadline Nov 1
10/20/2020

Tennessee Promise provides Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to attend a community or technical college free of tuition and mandatory fees. Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program.

The application deadline for Summer/Fall 2021 has been extended to December 1, 2020.

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News Title Post date
Two years after entering college, the first Tennessee Promise students are outperforming their peers 09/21/2017
Enrollment in Tennessee’s community colleges increases 2.2 percent over fall 2016 09/21/2017
Board of Regents to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 21-22 in Memphis 09/14/2017
UT Martin offers community college students transfer scholarships 08/24/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet Aug. 29 08/22/2017
Board approves 2.6% tuition increase, lowest combined increase in 25 years 06/23/2017
Board of Regents to meet June 22-23; agenda includes tuition and fee increases 06/15/2017
Board of Regents, Audit Committee, Committee Chairs to meet June 6 05/30/2017
Dr. Rebecca Ashford appointed president of Chattanooga State Community College 05/12/2017
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet May 18 to discuss student tuition, fees 05/11/2017
Board to meet May 12 to consider Dr. Rebecca Ashford for president of Chattanooga State Community College 05/05/2017
TBR committee appoints four executives to help lead unified community and technical college system 04/28/2017
Board of Regents committee to meet April 27 to consider appointments to executive staff positions 04/21/2017
Finalists selected for presidency at Chattanooga State Community College 04/14/2017
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet April 13 to begin discussion of 2017-18 tuition & fees 04/06/2017
Board of Regents meets, hears reports from Tennessee Promise students, approves other measures 04/03/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents to meet in regular quarterly session March 31. Board retreat is set for March 30. 03/24/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet March 14 03/07/2017
Student advisors from Tennessee's public colleges and universities gather for first Advising Academy 03/06/2017
High school seniors sign Letters of Intent to attend Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, on National Career & Technical Education Signing Day 02/17/2017

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