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Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined

  • TN's Workforce Reimagined- Youth Apprenticeships with Apprenticeship TN

    30 MAY 2024 · Host Chris Cannon speaks with State Apprenticeship Director Shalondria Shaw and Deputy State Apprenticeship Director Autumn Derrick about youth apprenticeships in the state of Tennessee. In addition, Tiffany Phillips of Rutherford County Schools and Katrina Rucker of Roscoe Brown Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing about their mechanical and electrical plumbing pre-apprenticeship. Roscoe Brown has put through over 90 pre-apprentices through their apprenticeship program. National Youth Apprenticeship Week is May 5-11 in the United States.
    Played 17m 11s
  • TN's Workforce Reimagined - New Pathways to a Diploma with Adult Education

    8 APR 2024 · Host Chris Cannon speaks with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Alex Beene and Tom Stolarick, who is the Director of Academic Services about New Pathways to a Diploma to achieving a high school diploma.  A number of tests different than the HiSet exam will be offered for students to help make the exam best suited for them. If you have additional questions about New Pathways to a Diploma you can call 1-800-531-1515 or send an email to https://tn.gov
    Played 17m 18s
  • TN's Workforce Reimagined - Labor Standards

    5 MAR 2024 · On this episode of Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined, Lisa Watson of the Labor Standards Unit of the Workplace Regulations and Compliance Division discusses how the unit protects minors and employers at the workplace with the TN Child Labor Act. The Labor Standards Unit also is reponsible for the TN Lawful Employment Act, TN Wage Regulations Act, and the TN Non-Smoker Protection Act.
    Played 8m 15s
  • TN's Workforce Reimagined - Commissioner Thomas' Overview of 2024 Priorities

    30 JAN 2024 · On this episode of Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined, Commissioner Deniece Thomas provides an overview of the Department's priorities for 2024. From Youth Employment to engaging Tennessee employers, to a brand-new unemployment computer system, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has many exciting projects ready to make a difference in the lives of Tennesseans in 2024.
    Played 31m 10s
  • TN's Workforce Reimagined - Apprenticeship TN

    13 NOV 2023 · On this edition of Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined, we talk with State Apprenticeship Director, Shalondria Shaw and Deputy State Apprenticeship Director, Autumn Derrick of Apprenticeship TN. In 2019, the State of Tennessee started Apprenticeship TN, in about 4 years the state of Tennessee has over 8,300 active apprentices and 375 Registered Programs. Apprenticeships are a great way to earn while you learn on the way to a career in an industry. Shalondria and Autumn discuss why ApprenticeshipTN became a State Apprenticeship Agency, bringing Registered Apprenticeships to the healthcare industry, and National Apprenticeship Week from November 13-19.
    Played 24m 22s
  • TN's Workforce Reimagined - TOSHA Consultative Services

    10 OCT 2023 · On this edition of Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined, we talk with Garrett Rea who oversees Tennessee OSHA's Consultative Services Unit. That unit works with Tennessee employers to identify and fix any possible TOSHA violations before they become an issue. It is a free service that can help save employers money by avoiding fines, and most importantly, it can help keep workers from becoming injured or killed while on the job. Garrett discusses how the program works and how Tennessee employers can access this service at no cost.
    Played 15m 33s
  • TN's Workforce Reimagined - JVSG

    25 SEP 2023 · The Jobs for Veterans State Grants, or JVSG, program provides federal funding through a formula grant to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. That funding allows a dedicated staff to provide individualized career and training-related services to veterans and eligible persons with significant barriers to employment and to assist employers in filling their workforce needs with job-seeking veterans. On this episode of Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined, Tennessee's JVSG managers Jeffery Dent and Kevin Welch talk about the state's program and how they are helping former military transition into the civilian workforce.
    Played 25m 59s
  • TN's Workforce Reimagined - Amusement Device Unit

    1 AUG 2023 · Late summer and early fall are fair season in Tennessee. On this episode of Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined, host Chris Cannon talks with Mike Hardy, manager of the Department's Amusement Device Unit. Learn about the permitting process for the rides you see on the midway. Also, they explain exactly what an amusement device is and the regulations that are in place to keep them safe. And you will find out how to report something that doesn't look right at a fair or carnival.
    Played 22m 27s
  • TN's Workforce Reimagined - Occupational Demand Report

    5 JUL 2023 · During this episode of Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined, host Chris Cannon talks to Martha Wettemann and Amanda Klafehn about a new report that details occupational demand across Tennessee. The report provides critical insight for job seekers looking to train for an in-demand occupation and employers who need to be in the know.
    Played 18m 49s
  • TN's Workforce Reimagined - Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

    21 JUN 2023 · New to Tennessee in 2023 is the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This state-funded program allows Tennesseans ages 14 through 24 to gain valuable work experience while earning a competitive wage of up to $16 an hour. On this episode of Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined, host Chris Cannon talks with Troy Jenkins who is the manager of SYEP. He talks about the importance of gaining work experience when you are young and how this program is not just for the summer month.
    Played 12m 18s

Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined takes an in-depth look at the many services each division within the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development offers and how they each work towards creating...

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Tennessee's Workforce Reimagined takes an in-depth look at the many services each division within the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development offers and how they each work towards creating jobs or a safe work environment for Tennesseans. From American Job Centers to Tennessee OSHA and the state's Elevator Unit, the Department provides citizens with diverse services. Each month, guests will discuss these services and how they impact the lives of tens of thousands of people each day.
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