• Haslam Announces Grant for TCAT Memphis

    Monday, June 29, 2015 | 11:07am

    Grant part of Drive to 55, for Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing programs

    MEMPHIS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $500,000 grant to start Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing programs at an off-campus site in the TCAT Memphis service area and meet workforce needs in the region, as the state continues its Drive to 55.

    The funds will assist TCAT Memphis in providing quality training to prepare Tennesseans to meet local workforce needs for careers that are high tech, high skills, high wage and high demand. The new equipment will provide students with hands-on technical training, similar to what is being used in the industry.

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  • Tennessee Students Continue To Make Gains

    Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 10:48am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced Tennessee students made significant gains in all high school subjects and in the majority of subjects in grades 3-8. High school scores on the 2015 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) continued to show strong growth for the third consecutive year, increasing in all seven tested subjects across English language arts, math and science. Since Haslam took office in 2011, 131,000 more students are on grade level in math, and nearly 60,000 more students are on grade level in science.

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  • Haslam Announces Transportation Grant For Trenton

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 3:36pm

    TRENTON – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $570,025 transportation alternative grant to the city of Trenton to fund Phase 3 of the Downtown Historical Connection Project. The project is located along North College Street along the east and west sides of the court square and will adjoin a recently completed project. The project will include new curbs, driveways, sidewalks, handicap ramps and crosswalks. Street trees in cast iron grates and landscaping will be added to provide shade and character along the corridor. Decorative lighting will also be added, along with benches and trash receptacles.

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