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 the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) 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
April 17-18, 2019
TBR ECD is pleased to host the TNTrained: Workforce Development Conference April 17-18 at Nashville State Community College. This conference provides attendees the opportunity to learn from national and state leaders in workforce development. The conference will also provide the opportunity to learn national and state-wide best practices. TNTrained graduates will receive a registration discount.
For additional information, please contact Assistant Vice Chancellor Nathan Garrett at Nathan.Garrett@tbr.edu.
Fall 2019 TNTrained
The fall 2019 TNTrained program will include basic and advanced economic development divided into three working sessions and a culminating project session.
Sessions include: Building the TNTrained Team, TNTrained 101, and Implementing the TNTrained Approach.
The program will conclude with a culminating project that will examine a specific case involving economic or workforce issues in each of the nine ECD regions.
Session 1: July 24-25
Session 2: August 21-22
Session 3: September 25-26
Session 4/Graduation: October 23