TNTrained Program

TNTrained

The TNTrained program is a joint venture with the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TN DOL), Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TN ECD), and other state agencies designed to create a unified, statewide approach to recruiting and retaining businesses and jobs for Tennessee by providing professionals in the state’s higher education system, state agencies, and private industry with a common knowledge base of practices, strategies and skills in working with businesses interested in coming to or expanding in Tennessee.  The program, led by the College System’s Office of Economic and Community Development, also developed a tool box of resources for TNTrained graduates to use as they work collaboratively in recruiting jobs to the state.

The 40-hour cohort program includes basic and advanced economic development divided into three working sessions and a culminating project session.  Sessions include:  Economic Development and TBR 101, Building the TNTrained Team, and Developing the TNTrained Tool Box.  The program concludes with a culminating project that examines specific cases involving economic or workforce issues in each of the nine ECD regions. 

 

Congratulations to our latest TNTrained graduates!  We look forward to learning from all TBR institutions throughout this process and ultimately creating a powerful approach that allows Tennessee to leverage individual strengths under a unifying brand, TNTrained.  

“Developing a shared culture and language that leverages the strengths of your institution or department is one of the best pillars that you have built.  The goal is to provide the best workforce development program in the world.  TNTrained and the institutions that make this brand strong stand as a statewide system that utilizes a common process, shared tools and the ability to create relevant training for industry at a moment’s notice.”

-- Chancellor Flora Tydings

 

TNTrained:  Continuing to Connect 2020

While the Spring 2020 TNTrained Workforce Development Conference was not held due to COVID-19 social distancing concerns, the workforce partners of TNTrained continue our plans to connect with each other throughout 2020 to share information and best practices.  

Apprenticeship Tennessee - August 25, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. Central via MS Teams

Our fourth informational session will feature a discussion of the hot topic of Apprenticeships in Tennessee.

Registration opening soon! Please check back for more information.

Center for Work Ethic Development on The Workplace Evolution – July 22, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. Central via MS Teams

Our third informational session was held in collaboration with The Center for Work Ethic Development. Center CEO Josh Davies discussed 2030: The Workplace Evolution.

National Skills Coalition SkillsSPAN Network and Tennessee - June 23, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. Central via MS Teams

Our second informational session was held in collaboration with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Laura Ward, Vice President of Talent Development, discussed Tennessee's role in the National Skills Coalition SkillsSPAN network.

TN Talent Exchange Informational Session - May 20, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. Central via Webex

Our first informational session was held in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development and the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. We had a great turnout to hear about the Tennessee Talent Exchange, a new initiative designed by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.  

We still have plenty of great opportunities to learn from national and state leaders in workforce development.  Please stay tuned for exciting new developments!

For additional information, please contact CWD Workforce Coordinator Jennifer Fuchs.

LEGO team building at TNTrained Workforce Development Conference

 

Fall 2019 Cohort of TNTrained

The fall 2019 TNTrained program included basic and advanced economic development divided into three working sessions and a culminating project session. 

Sessions included: Building the TNTrained Team, TNTrained 101, and Implementing the TNTrained Approach.

This year's program concluded with a culminating project that examined apprenticeship issues in each of the nine ECD regions. 

*** We are planning for a 2020 Cohort of TNTrained.  Check back for updates! ***
 
2019 Schedule

Session 1:

July 24-25, 2019

TCAT Murfreesboro-Smyrna Campus

663 Ken Pilkerton Drive, Smyrna TN 37167

Session 2:

August 21-22, 2019

Regional meetings (Middle-East-West)

Session 3:

September 25-26, 2019

Regional meetings (Middle-East-West)

Session 4:

October 23, 2019

TCAT Murfreesboro-Smyrna Campus

663 Ken Pilkerton Drive, Smyrna TN 37167

 

Registration

Registration for Cohort 4 - 2020 is not yet open.

Attendance

Participants are asked to be present at all four sessions.  Participants may miss no more than 10% of the program for successful program completion.