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Jackson Co. Exploring IT-Based Employer, At-Home Jobs

Two goals identified by Jackson County leaders in their ThreeStar grant proposal will be further explored by county leaders. The first, recruit an IT-based employer and, second, recruit a workforce who would like to work from home. Mayor Randy Heady said the county is a good fit being a gig speed county, with Twin Lakes based in Gainesboro. Heady said ... Read More »

Stacks For Steve Poker Tournament Fundraising For Scholarships

A night of Texas Holdem in Gainesboro to honor the life of a father, husband and friend. The inaugural Stacks for Steve is coming this Saturday at 5:00 PM to raise money for the Steve Eugene Johnson Memorial Scholarship fund. Event Host Jordan Hunter said up to 60 participants are welcome to the eight table tournament. “We wanted to start ... Read More »

Overton Using $50,000 Grant For Three Initiatives

Overton County is looking to re-brand, boost tourism and strengthen its workforce through Tennessee’s ThreeStar program. Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shannon Cantrell said signage leading tourists downtown, a new county website and developing internship programs are what is planned. Cantrell said a bulk of the $50,000 grant will go towards online improvements. “Everything has moved to online ... Read More »

Overton Co. And TCAT Offering Free Transportation For Diesel Maintenance Program

The Overton County School System and TCAT are offering free transportation to high school students pursuing diesel maintenance at the Livingston campus. Overton County Schools Instructional Coach Deana Savage said starting this fall, students in Clay, Jackson, Overton and Pickett Counties are eligible. “With our workforce data, this is the growing opportunity for those students,” Savage said. “And, post secondary ... Read More »

Livingston Academy Students Get Chance To Visit TN Colleges

Livingston Academy is taking its rising juniors and seniors across the state for college exploration. Gear Up Coordinator Vanessa Farris said that starting June 1, students will get a chance to visit ETSU, UT-Knoxville, MTSU and private colleges. Farris said these visits have not happened during the pandemic but now campuses are opening up. “Whenever they can eat in the ... Read More »

Clay County HS Nursing Classes Recognized As TN Pathways Program

Clay County High School’s TCAT Nursing Services Program was recognized this week as a Tennessee Pathways program. Health Science Instructor Stacie Franklin said the CNA program will be the first step in any medical program her students choose to follow. Franklin said the biggest change she has seen is students viewing CNA certification as just the beginning to a fulfilling ... Read More »

PCSS Dual Enrollment Numbers Continue Uptrend

Dual enrollment numbers have been steadily increasing for the Putnam County School System. Personalized Learning Supervisor Sam Brooks said the district has the highest population of TCAT dual enrollment students in the state. “COVID has not really impacted numbers,” Brooks said. “We’ve stayed pretty steady, and on the career and technical side with our partnership with TCAT Livingston, it has ... Read More »

JCHS Mentor Program Hoping To Boost Success After Grad

Jackson County High School has added another tool to its GEAR UP program this school year. GEAR UP is designed to help prepare low-income students for an education after high school. GEAR UP coordinator Gary Flynn said this semester they’ve had Jackson County High School graduates help mentor sophomores. “We want them to see that people from Jackson County High ... Read More »

Construction Pathway Program Forming From Regional Need

The Highlands Economic Partnership is preparing to add construction to its Pathways Program. Director of Workforce Development and Education Kaitlin Salyer said a committee will be formed to connect education partners and employers. Salyer said this ensures that curriculum being taught lines up with in-demand skills. “We’d been hearing quite a bit and I’ll use the example, we had the ... Read More »

TCAT Livingston Opens Up To Potential Students

TCAT Livingston will be showing off its campus and programs for its Week of Welcome. That begins Monday, with an open house on Tuesday. TCAT Student Services Counselor Morgan Sims said the open house will have a scholarship drawing, and staff available to help with financial aid and applications. “It’s really a week for potential students to get to know ... Read More »