Rutherford Co receives 600K in grants, Become a Pathway Partner
Rutherford Co receives 600K in grants, Become a Pathway Partner
August 8, 2017

Where Passion Meets Opportunity

Rutherford County receives nearly $600,000 in state funded grants to promote career pathways 

Rutherford County Schools received $560,000 as a part of the 15 million in grants set aside in the 2017-2018 state budget to be used for equipment in the manufacturing and health science pathway. 
Rutherford County Chamber & Rutherford Works received $16,000 in funds from the New Skills For Youth Grant, funded by the Pathways Tennessee office.  These funds will be used towards building a new program of study to support the Supply Chain Management industry. 
Additionally, the Chamber was awarded a Three Star Grant from the Department of Economic & Community Development in the amount of $5,000  to support the implementation of the new Work Ethics Distinction – a new distinction available to the Class of 2018.
Sign Up to Host a Field Trip! 

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Rutherford Works, in partnership with local industry and Rutherford County Schools, will be celebrating industry weeks with a series of field trip tours and classroom speakers. 
Will you be a host site? Please sign up below by clicking your sector!
Trades Week (September 10 – 15, 2017)
Health Care Education Week (October 16-20, 2017)
Contact Trisha Murphy at or 615-394-8068.  

Be a Career Pathway Partner

Trisha met with Rutherford County CTE (Career & Technical Education) teachers during an in-service on August 3 to share the Rutherford Works mission and programs, most notably the upcoming 8th Grade Career Pathway Fairs. The Fairs, hosted at each area middle school in November – December, help 8th graders select a program of study in high school that align with their interests and abilities, as well as current workforce demands. 
Will you represent your field and join us as an industry speaker at the 2018 Career Pathway Fairs? Sign up as a Career Pathway Partner today!
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Upcoming Events

Rutherford Works Health Care Council Meeting
August 9, 2017
8:00 AM

Rutherford Works Manufacturing Council Meeting
August 10, 2017
8:30 AM

Rutherford Works IT Council Meeting

August 16, 2017
8:00 AM

Rutherford Works Construction Council Meeting
August 17, 2017
8:00 AM

Reconnect Meeting

August 28, 2017
2:00 PM

Reconnect Meeting

September 25, 2017
8:00 AM
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Rutherford Works is the umbrella for the collaborative work of the offices of Economic Development and Workforce Development out of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Rutherford Works oversees programs and services that help businesses start, grow, stay in, and get recruited to Rutherford County.
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