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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Governor Lee touts vocational education
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced the formation of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE)Program to expand access to vocational and technical training for Tennessee students. “I believe that expanding our vocational and technical offerings will be transformational for Tennesseans and the future of our state,” said Lee. “We have the opportunity to help students discover quality career paths and gain skills that are needed right now in the workforce by emphasizing career and technical education.” The GIVE initiative will develop work-based learning and apprenticeship opportunities. Communities will now have the funding and flexibility to build programs that best reflect local needs and work directly with private industry to structure programming. GIVE also provides funding for high school juniors and seniors to utilize dual enrollment credits for trade and technical programs. Previously, high school students only had access to two fully-funded dual enrollment credits. Students will now be better prepared for entry into the workforce within two years of graduation. “With GIVE, there is now a framework in place to partner with the private sector in addressing gaps in our workforce,” said Lee. “This initiative also puts students in charge of their future by preparing them for a good job right out of high school.” GIVE Student Grants will be funded through the Tennessee Lottery.


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