Teach Ready, High School Internship and Reconnect
Teach Ready, High School Internship and Reconnect
June 6, 2017

Where Passion Meets Opportunity

High School Internship Program Kicks Off!

Rutherford Works is facilitating 50 rising seniors’ internships with employers across various industries in Rutherford County. Students spend 16 hours per week with their employer and 4 hours on Fridays for work-based learning sessions.
On June 2, Heather Adams of Choice Publicity and Dr. Don Roy from MTSU’s Department of Marketing shared essential advice with students on professional branding and the importance of LinkedIn.
To keep up with this year’s intern class, follow #tennterns on social media. 
Teach Ready 2017

Last week, we hosted the 2nd annual Teach Ready Conference at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Smyrna, TN.  
It was the biggest Teach Ready event yet, check out the numbers:
  • Over 260 attendees
  • 24 breakout sessions
  • 8 healthcare and manufacturing industry tours
See photos from the event: Click Here

Haslam signs Reconnect Act


Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam made history on May 24 as he signed the Tennessee Reconnect Act, making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all citizens – both high school graduates and adults – the chance to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate free of tuition and fees and at no cost to taxpayers.
Building off the groundbreaking Tennessee Promise program, which provides high school graduates two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees, the Tennessee Reconnect Act (HB 531/SB 1218) establishes a last-dollar scholarship for adults to attend a community college tuition-free.
Upcoming Events

Rutherford Works Supply Chain Council Meeting
June 7, 2017
8:00 AM

Rutherford Works Health Care Council Meeting
June 14, 2017
8:00 AM

Rutherford Works Construction Council Meeting

June 15, 2017
8:00 AM

Rutherford Works Tech Community Council Meeting
June 21, 2017
8:00 AM

TMA Meeting in Smyrna


June 29, 2017
7:30 AM

Rutherford Works Supply Chain Council Meeting
July 5, 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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