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Colleges of Applied Technology sharing new children's book with local libraries & schools

A young reader enjoys learning about technical careers in a new children’s book from Tennessee’s Colleges of Applied Technology.

It’s no secret that Tennessee, like much of the nation, has experienced a shortage of skilled workers in recent years – with high demands for more nurses, computer technicians, welders and other technical fields. In an effort to encourage more young Tennesseans to consider one of these many careers, TBR – The College System of Tennessee has premiered an original children’s book entitled “Let’s Explore Technical Careers.”

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Tennessee's community & technical colleges ready to help Tennesseans Reconnect to Workforce tuition-free

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Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are ready to help Tennesseans who want to learn a new career or new skills. With Tennessee Reconnect, it’s tuition-free – and enrolling in classes online or in your community is easy.

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Chancellor's Commendation for Military Veterans helps honor veterans at Tennessee’s community & technical colleges

Chancellor's Commendation for Military Veterans

Military veterans at Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are being honored in Veterans Day activities this week – and one veteran at each college will be awarded the inaugural Chancellor’s Commendation for Military Veterans.

The Tennessee Board of Regents and Chancellor Flora W. Tydings established the new commendation as a system-level award to honor the service, bravery and sacrifices of military veterans in the campus communities. It supplements Veterans Day ceremonies, observances or recognitions that the colleges traditionally conduct.

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Grants awarded to faculty teams to create free course materials for students, reducing costs of college attendance

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As part of its continuing work to reduce the costs of college attendance and increase equity in student outcomes, the Tennessee Board of Regents is awarding grants to faculty teams at seven community colleges to create learning materials for their courses that students will use for free, in lieu of commercially published textbooks.

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TN Promise Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to December 1

TN Promise Deadline Nov 1

Tennessee Promise provides Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to attend a community or technical college free of tuition and mandatory fees. Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program.

The application deadline for Summer/Fall 2021 has been extended to December 1, 2020.

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TBR Audit Committee to meet Oct. 14 to consider hiring an information systems auditor

The Audit Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet at 9:30 a.m. CT, Wednesday, Oct. 14, to review and consider hiring an information systems auditor at the TBR system office. 

The committee will meet by videoconferencing.  Anyone wishing to observe the public meeting may contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason at or 615-366-3927 for call-in information.

The Board of Regents governs Tennessee's public community colleges and colleges of applied technology.

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Nearly 500 faculty, staff, students participate in 2020's virtual We All Rise Conference

We All Rise

Nearly 500 faculty, students, administrators and staff from colleges and universities across the state participated in the College System of Tennessee’s We All Rise Biennial Conference on Equity and Completion Oct. 5 and 6, with a focus on improving college success and completion for all students.

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Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology joining national Achieving the Dream Network focused on success of all students

Success for all students

All 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology have been accepted into the national Achieving the Dream Network, bolstering their commitment to the success of all students.

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Tennessee’s community & technical colleges awarded 22,998 degrees, diplomas in 2019-20 academic year; 15,874 awards at community college awards were a record high

Tennessee’s Community Colleges awarded a record number of 15,874 degrees and technical certificates during the 2019-20 academic year – a 44 percent increase from a decade ago. The previous high was 15,240 two years ago.


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