TNTrained Program

TNTrained

The TNTrained program is a joint venture with the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TN ECD), Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TN DOL), 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:  Workforce Development Conference

Spring 2020

TBR ECD is already planning another workforce development conference for spring 2020.  This conference will provide attendees another opportunity to learn from national and state leaders in workforce development. 

For additional information, please contact Assistant Vice Chancellor Nathan Garrett at Nathan.Garrett@tbr.edu.

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 already 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 is now closed.

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.