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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.

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

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.

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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

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

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

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
Grants awarded to faculty teams to create free course materials for students, reducing costs of college attendance 10/21/2020
TN Promise Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to December 1 10/20/2020
TBR Audit Committee to meet Oct. 14 to consider hiring an information systems auditor 10/09/2020
Nearly 500 faculty, staff, students participate in 2020's virtual We All Rise Conference 10/08/2020
Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology joining national Achieving the Dream Network focused on success of all students 09/29/2020
Tennessee’s community & technical colleges awarded 22,998 degrees, diplomas in 2019-20 academic year; 15,874 awards at community college awards were a record high 09/23/2020
Board of Regents to meet Sept. 22-23. Agenda includes fall semester enrollments, results of 2019-20 academic year, funding requests for 2021-22 09/17/2020
Tennessee Pathways Dashboard now online to help students, parents, educators locate career pathways 09/09/2020
Board of Regents committee chairs & Audit Committee to meet Sept. 1 08/25/2020
Tennessee’s community colleges launch fall semester with focus on health & safety 08/24/2020
Seven College System leaders named to Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute Class of 2020-21 08/12/2020
Board of Regents to meet in special session Aug. 12 to consider new and revised policies 08/06/2020
No tuition or fee increase for students at Tennessee's community & technical colleges for Academic Year 2020-21: TN Board of Regents 06/18/2020
Dr. Carol Puryear appointed president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro 06/18/2020
Tennessee Board of Regents to meet June 18-19. Agenda includes tuition, fees, budgets for Academic Year 2020-21 06/12/2020
Volunteer State Community College's Springfield campus receives approval to offer degree programs 06/05/2020
Board of Regents appoints George J. Pimentel president of Jackson State Community College & Brian A. Lapps Jr. general counsel of the College System of Tennessee 06/02/2020
College System supports TN Pledge for Higher Education for health, safety of students, faculty, staff & public 05/28/2020
Board of Regents meets June 2 to consider appointment of president of Jackson State Community College. Committee Chairs & Audit Committee will also meet. 05/27/2020
Cleveland State & Motlow State community colleges win 2 of the 3 annual awards issued by Community Colleges of Appalachia 05/22/2020