Tennessee Apprenticeship Council (TAC)

The Tennessee Apprenticeship Council is established as an advisory council composed of individuals representing employer and employee organizations that are familiar with apprenticeable occupations. The council is charged with advising the Office of Apprenticeship regarding the duties set forth in TCA § 50-11-104 and providing community outreach and education regarding the benefits of apprenticeship.

2024 Scheduled Meeting Dates of Tennessee Apprenticeship Council

  • Thursday, March 14, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)
  • Thursday, June 20, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)
  • Thursday, September 19, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)
  • Thursday, November 21, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Further meeting details and agendas may be found on the Public Notices page.

Tennessee Apprenticeship Council Members

Ex-Officio Members

Deniece Thomas
Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Nashville, Tennessee

Deborah Knoll
Designee for Commissioner Penny Schwinn, Tennessee Department of Education
Nashville, Tennessee

Flora Tydings
Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents
Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Steven Gentile
Interim Executive Director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Nashville, Tennessee

Employer Organizations Representatives

Angela Massey
Atlantic Track
Memphis, Tennessee

Stuart Price
Lee Company
Nashville, Tennessee

Brian Miller
Eastman Chemical Company
Kingsport, Tennessee

Employee Organizations Representatives

Eddie Jones
Sheet Metal Workers Local 4
Memphis, Tennessee

John Sechler
United Association Local Union (UA LU) 572 / Plumbers & Pipefitters
Nashville, Tennessee

AJ Pearson
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 270
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

At-large Knowledgeable Public Representative

Tyra Copas
City of Kingsport
Kingsport, Tennessee