• Haslam Announces Advise TN Partner Schools

    Monday, September 26, 2016 | 11:06am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the 30 partner schools chosen to participate in Advise TN, a new program to increase the number of students accessing higher education.  Spanning from Shelby County to Washington County, these schools will work with an Advise TN college advisor to provide college counseling services to 10,000 junior and senior students across the state this fall. Developed by the Governor’s Office in partnership with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), Advise TN aims to continue the momentum of Tennessee’s growing college enrollment rate, which increased to a historic high of 62.5 percent in 2015.

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  • Governor Haslam and Commissioner Dreyzehner Get Annual Flu Shots

    Friday, September 23, 2016 | 1:26pm

    CHATTANOOGA – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH received their annual flu shots today in Chattanooga and encourage other Tennesseans to do the same. Immunization against the flu protects not only the person receiving the vaccine but also his or her family, friends and coworkers.

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  • Haslam Announces Labor Education Alignment Program Grants

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 1:06pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the recipients of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition, a state initiative that supports the Drive to 55 by awarding grants to community and academic partnerships formed to help communities align workforce needs with higher education. “If we can eliminate gaps in the skills needed by local manufacturers and other companies and the types of degrees and courses offered by local community and technical colleges, we can strengthen our workforce to meet industry demands,” Haslam said. “These LEAP grants help create programs that tie specific training and skills to current workforce needs, helping more Tennesseans qualify for good, high paying jobs. This is a key piece of our Drive to 55 campaign to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential to 55 percent by 2025.”

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