• Tennessee Strengthens 'Grow Your Own' Initiative with Key State Partnership

    Monday, February 27, 2023 | 11:30am

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) announced a partnership to secure continued investment and financial commitment for innovative educator preparation pathways through a component of Tennessee’s Grow Your Own initiative, the first nationally-recognized teacher apprenticeship model.

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  • Tennessee Pioneers Permanent Program to Become a Teacher for Free, First State to Sponsor Registered Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship

    Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 03:30pm

    Nashville, TN— Paving the way for teaching and educator workforce development nationwide, the Tennessee Department of Education announced today it has pioneered a new way to develop teacher pipelines, and is the first state to be approved by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish a permanent Grow Your Own model, with Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and Austin Peay State University's Teacher Residency program becoming the first registered apprenticeship program for teaching in the country. Tennessee is the first state in the country to sponsor Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship programs between school districts and Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs), which will further the state’s and nation’s efforts to extend the teacher pipeline and address teacher shortages.

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  • Apprenticeship TN facilitates partnership for new CNA program

    Monday, April 19, 2021 | 09:10am

    NASHVILLE – Registered Apprenticeships are a learn-while-you-earn workforce development model that allows employers in Tennessee to build a direct talent pipeline for their businesses. Apprenticeship TN recently assisted stakeholders to help facilitate a new Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) at Nashville General Hospital School of Health Sciences (NGH).

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  • Tennessee team officially recognized as pioneer of COABE National Conference Apprenticeship Strand

    Monday, April 12, 2021 | 03:10pm

    Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) National Conference hosted by Tennessee (March 21st - March 24th) was highly successful with more than 3,200 educators from across the country. During the conference, Tennessee Adult Education and COABE launched the National Apprenticeship Strand covering topics related to pre-apprenticeship programs leading to registered apprenticeships.

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  • Apprenticeships opening doors for technical jobs

    Friday, March 19, 2021 | 08:00am

    Cookeville surveyor Charles Whittenburg read an article about an apprenticeship program through the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development months ago that prompted him to think about how his younger employees might benefit

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  • TN High School and J. A. Street & Associates form Pre-Apprenticeship Partnership

    Tuesday, March 09, 2021 | 03:00pm

    Tennessee High School and J. A. Street & Associates signed a partnership agreement for the first State Certified Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Tennessee. The construction Pre-Apprenticeship agreement ensures students who meet the requirements of the course standards, complete the NCCER and OSHA10 Construction Industry Certification, and have successful attendance and discipline records will be guaranteed an interview with the partnering company. J.A. Street & Associates is the first construction company in Northeast Tennessee to develop a Pre-apprenticeship pipeline to meet their growing workforce needs

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  • Clinton High School senior at forefront of pioneering apprenticeship program

    Monday, November 30, 2020 | 08:00am

    CLINTON, Tenn. – A Clinton High School student is at the forefront of a pioneering effort to enable those under the age of 18 to become apprentices in manufacturing facilities. Since September, Chyann Wilson, 17, has been working at SL Tennessee, a company that makes vehicle parts in the Clinton/Interstate 75 Industrial Park.

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  • Governor Proclaims Apprenticeship Week

    Monday, November 09, 2020 | 08:00am

    NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Nov. 9 through 15 as Apprenticeship Week in Tennessee. His proclamation coincides with National Apprenticeship Week, which highlights the importance of the learn while you earn programs in states across the county.

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  • Tennessee Launches New Initiative to Increase Apprenticeships

    Monday, February 10, 2020 | 09:00am

    NASHVILLE – A qualified and skilled workforce is crucial to Tennessee’s continued economic success. To ensure there is a pipeline of workers for Tennessee businesses, the state has launched a comprehensive program to raise awareness about the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships.

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  • Tennessee Awarded Grant to Expand Apprenticeships Statewide

    Wednesday, August 07, 2019 | 09:00am

    NASHVILLE- The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) awarded Tennessee a grant to create and expand apprenticeship programs across the state. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) will receive $1.4 million in funding over the next three years through the USDOL Apprenticeship State Expansion grant.

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