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TBR’s Office of Economic & Community Development hosts Workforce Development Conference

LEGO team building at TNTrained Workforce Development Conference

A new online workforce training initiative tailored to specific industries, building apprenticeship programs, and the latest industrial technology were focus topics at the TNTrained Workforce Development Conference hosted by the Tennessee Board of Regents Office of Economic & Community Development at Nashville State Community College this week.

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New interactive TBR Data Dashboards, TN Education & Workforce Maps part of broader transparency initiative

New interactive Data Dashboards

The Tennessee Board of Regents website has several new interactive tools – including Data Dashboards – that make it easier for Tennesseans to track and analyze data related to the student success and workforce development missions of the TBR system’s 40 community and technical colleges.

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Board of Regents appoints Mike Whitehead as president of TCAT Pulaski & honors James D. King during quarterly meeting

Board of Regents quarterly meeting

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Mike Whitehead as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski, effective April 1.

The board’s unanimous vote for the appointment occurred during its quarterly meeting in Nashville and ends a four-month search. Whitehead has been vice president of TCAT Pulaski since August 2015 and succeeds Tony Creecy, who retired Jan. 2 after 33 years of service at the college.

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College System honors its outstanding students, faculty, staff and college of the year at first SOAR event

SOAR Awards

The College System of Tennessee honored its outstanding students, faculty, staff and college of the year during the first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration Wednesday night in Nashville. 

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College System to honor outstanding students, faculty, staff at first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) March 19-20

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The College System of Tennessee will honor its outstanding students, faculty and campus staff – and the College of the Year – during its first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration March 19-20 in Nashville.

The two days of activities will include judging and a dinner for finalists in each of the SOAR Award individual categories; a Student Honors Luncheon honoring members of the Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team and the National Technical Honor Society, and the annual Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Day on the Hill. 

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Roane State Community College earns "Leader College" status from Achieving the Dream for improving student outcomes

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Roane State Community College is among six colleges across the U.S. earning a “Leader College” designation from Achieving the Dream, a national reform organization for student success, for achieving and sustaining significant improvements in student outcomes.

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TCAT Pulaski Presidential Search Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 10

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski

The Search Advisory Committee assisting in the search for a new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski will hold its orientation meeting and public forum Jan. 10 at the college’s main campus in Pulaski.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT in the college’s main administration and classroom building at 1233 East College Street, Pulaski. The meeting will open with a forum in which members of the public and the college community can express their views about the search and the characteristics the next president should have.

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Board of Regents honors Gov. Bill Haslam, hears update on new Warranty program, approves new technical programs

TBR Vice Chair Emily J. Reynolds presents Resolution to Gov. Bill Haslam

The Tennessee Board of Regents today named the building housing the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center as “The Bill Haslam Center” in honor of Gov. Bill Haslam.

The Board also approved a resolution summarizing Gov. Haslam’s work and accomplishments for higher education and Tennessee students – including the groundbreaking Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect programs – and expressing gratitude to him for his service as both Governor and chair of the Board of Regents.

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Tennessee Board of Regents to meet Dec. 13. Agenda includes rollout of new Warranty for graduates of technical programs

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, Dec. 13, with an agenda that includes a formal rollout of its new Warranty for graduates of technical programs, revised budgets, new academic and technical programs, new and revised policy proposals and updates on various initiatives.

The Board of Regents governs the College System of Tennessee – the state’s 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology. The board will convene at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 in the first-floor boardroom at the System Office, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville.

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TBR colleges, THEC offer assistance to students of Brightwood College, Virginia College

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Several College System of Tennessee institutions and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission are reaching out to students of two proprietary colleges whose parent company announced are discontinuing operations.

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