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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
Finalists selected for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville 10/29/2018
Finalists chosen for Northeast State Community College presidency 10/10/2018
Board of Regents approves 25% increase in Drive to 55 target number of degree recipients at community colleges 09/28/2018
Overall enrollment in TN community colleges increases 1.3% this fall. Overall adult enrollment up 17.4 percent. TN Reconnect enrollment is 14,692 09/28/2018
Columbia University study concludes Tennessee’s community colleges are ahead of other states’ systems in guided pathways reforms that bolster student success 09/21/2018
Board of Regents fall quarterly meeting Sept. 27-28 at Dyersburg State. Agenda includes reports on enrollment, graduation rates, Drive to 55 degree targets 09/21/2018
Jackson State Community College's Radiologic Technology students achieve 100% pass rate on national certification exam 09/19/2018
Tennessee Board of Regents and the College System of Tennessee thank UT President Joe DiPietro for his years of service to UT and Tennesseans 09/17/2018
Board of Regents Audit Committee and committee chairs to meet Sept. 11 09/04/2018
Search Advisory Committee for next president of TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville meets Sept. 5 08/29/2018
Tennessee's community colleges welcome more than 80,000 students – including adult learners in new tuition-free TN Reconnect program – on first day of fall semester 08/27/2018
AT&T donates $81,000 to TN Colleges of Applied Technology to support improved student training in Information Technology 08/16/2018
Educators, economic development professionals assemble for second TNTrained class 08/10/2018
Cris Perkins appointed chief development & advancement officer for College System of Tennessee 08/02/2018
Four community colleges win grants for high school Mechatronics programs 07/31/2018
Board approves criteria for next president of TCAT Knoxville 07/25/2018
Tennessee students rack up medals at SkillsUSA national competition 07/23/2018
Board of Regents to meet July 25 to review & approve criteria for next TCAT Knoxville president 07/18/2018
Eight TN community colleges selected for national Achieving the Dream Network, focused on success of all students 07/02/2018
Study: College System increases graduates’ earnings, generates economic output of $1.06 billion 06/26/2018

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