Friday, June 22, 2018
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Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Workforce Development Program

Local business leaders…educators…and government officials gathered together some ten years ago to look at how the Upper Cumberland could better help its workforce serve local employers.

Not only would that focus allow the area to grow through new industry and companies locating here, but the effort would help prepare employees better for existing jobs. That effort has continued…a collaboration between private and public entities…creating successful outcomes for the region.

How did the group come together and what’s being done to move the process along? We visit with Dr. Myra West of TCAT, Dr. Jerry Boyd of the Putnam County Schools and Lillian Hartgrove, Vice President of Workforce Development for the Highlands Chamber of Commerce. They are members of the steering committee of the Workforce Development Program.

Today In The Upper Cumberland airs each weekend as a way to introduce you to interesting people and subjects of interest to our community. Catch the show each Saturday morning at 6 on Lite Rock 95.9, Rock 93-7, and 106-9 Kicks Country.

Sunday morning, the show airs at 7am on Rock 93-7. Catch the show Sunday night at 6pm on Lite Rock 95.9 and at 7pm on 106-9 Kicks Country. You can also catch Today in The Upper Cumberland Sunday mornings at 7am and Sundays at Noon on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.