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Office of Economic and Community Development

Tennessee Trained Certification Program

TNTrained 2018

The TNTrained certification program is a joint venture with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TN ECD) and Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) designed to provide a system-wide State approach for retaining, growing, and attracting businesses.  The 40-hour program will include 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 will conclude with a culminating project that will examine a specific case involving real-life economic or workforce issues in each of the nine ECD regions. 

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.   

Session One | January 30-31, 2018

TCAT Smyrna/Nissan site (663 Ken Pilkerton Drive, Smyrna, TN) 

The cost for the entire program series is $149.00/person and includes materials, lunch, and breaks.  Travel expenses will be paid by the institutions.

Register for TNTrained Now

Register no later than January 10, 2018. 

View agenda, materials, and lodging information for the Spring 2018 TNTrained sessions.


Session Two – Regional Session | February 21-22, 2018


Session Three – Regional Session | March 20-21, 2018


Session Four – Culminating Project | April 9-10, 2018