February 28, 2017
Workforce Development
Where Passion Meets Opportunity
Career & Technical Education Day on the Hill 
On February 14th, members of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and leaders from Schwan Cosmetics, Nissan North America, Thompson Services, Motlow State Community College, and YouthCAN visited the General Assembly to discuss Career & Technical Education as a workforce development strategy for Rutherford County.
Topics included funding for CTE equipment and industry certification exams, as well as the importance of dual enrollment classes for high school juniors and seniors.
"There is great power in industry leadership being in front of our lawmakers and we appreciate active participation in our mission to grow a world class workforce for Rutherford County," said Beth Duffield, Senior Vice President of Education & Workforce Development. 

2017 Dates Announced

Rutherford Works Code Camps are educational, five day programs for middle and high school students that strive to create a fun, engaging, and immersive environment in which they are challenged to think about technology.

The weeklong day-camp will be conducted from 9 AM to 3 PM each day. At the end of the camp, the students will host parents for a “Demo Day” where they will exhibit the skills they have learned.

With over 1,000 tech jobs going unfilled in Middle Tennessee every year, your student can get a jump start toward a high wage, high demand career.

  • Elementary (Grades 3-5): June 12-16, Barfield Elementary
  • Middle (Grades 6-8): June 12-16, Blackman High 
  • Middle/High (Grades 7-12): June 26-30, Stewarts Creek Middle School
  • High (Grades 9-12): June 26 - 30, MTSU - KOM Building

Registration will be made available in early March. 

If I Had a Hammer: The Hammer Build Experience
Hobgood Elementary hosted the "If I Had a Hammer: The Hammer Build Experience" on February 23rd, 2017. This program is a STEM-based experience that demonstrates the importance of math, teamwork, and real life applications to students. 
Click here for more information. 
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Blackman High School
April 6 | 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Workforce Executive Council Meeting
March 23| 8 a.m.
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April 12 | 8 a.m.
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April 20 | 8 a.m.
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