The 27 Colleges of Applied Technology are the state’s premier providers of technical training for workers to obtain the technical skills and professional training necessary for advancement in today’s job market.
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The 13 community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system comprise all two-year public institutions in Tennessee. Each community college has a specific service area.
From the Board
The Tennessee Board of Regents reaffirmed its confidence in the quality of its colleges Thursday, approving a warranty guaranteeing that future graduates of technical training programs demonstrate skills identified in their curriculums and providing tuition-free retraining for those who don’t.
Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are stepping up their preparations to assist the adult learners who will enroll tuition-free in 2018 using the state’s new Tennessee Reconnect scholarship program.
As a series of 10 TN Reconnect Regional Strategic Roundtables wraps up today, it’s evident that Tennessee Board of Regents’ colleges will be well-prepared to help the anticipated large number of adults who will start classes in Fall 2018 with Reconnect paying their tuition and mandatory fees.
The board will convene at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Wemyss Auditorium of Caudill Hall on the campus of Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin.
Two committees of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of all the board’s committees will meet Tuesday, Nov. 21, to review a number of items in advance of the full Board’s next quarterly meeting in December.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $800,000 to Southwest Tennessee Community College to support its childcare program for students with young children. The grant will fund care for 45 children of Pell Grant-eligible students pursuing an associate degree.
Students from 22 high schools will visit 15 area companies Oct. 6 & 20 to learn about careers in a growing industry that expects 2 million job openings over the next decade. Co-sponsored locally by Jackson State Community College and the Jackson Chamber, Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing held annually.
The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed Cliff Wightman as the new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Crossville during its fall quarterly meeting in Memphis. TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings recommended Wightman for the appointment, effective Oct. 1, following more than two months of work by a search committee.
The beginning of the fall semester 2017 marks 50 years since classes were first offered on the Jackson State Community College campus.