Tennessee Career Center

Special from Mid-Cumberland 

peggy cookPeggy Cook is a Career Advisor for Mid-Cumberland in the Dresden American Job Center. Peggy is one of the many employees whom actually used the America Job Center Services and would like to to share her experience.

My name is Peggy Cook. In 2013 I lost my job of 28 years due to my company closing. I was devastated. I was 80 years old but not ready to retire. I received unemployment for six months while searching for a job. At this age employment seemed impossible. Someone told me to go to the American Job Center in Dresden. I went to the center and was told about the Senior Community Service Employment Program. In June 2014, I started working atthe Dresden Center through the SCSEP as a receptionist.

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Up to thirty (30) young adults ages 18-24 from Northwest TN have an opportunity to “reap” the benefits of a pre-vocational training program – Registered Electrical Apprenticeship Preparation (REAP), a partnership between Amteck, the American Job Center, and the Northwest TN Workforce Board.  Amteck delivers the latest in cutting-edge technology in the electrical engineering and contracting industry.  Through agreements with the US ReDepartment of Labor, Amteck offers a 4-year Registered Apprenticeship including classroom and on-the-job training while being paid.  Apprentices may travel to different locations to work on construction sites across the country.  After successful completion of the 4-year program, apprentices are prepared to take the exam to become a Journeyman/Licensed Electrician earning an estimated $70,000 annually.   

Young adults ages 18-24 with an interest in a career as an Electrician have an opportunity to apply for a 2-week (July 13 – July 24, 2020) Amteck University pre-apprenticeship program in Dyersburg to learn the fundamentals of basic electricity and construction applications.  The program will include classroom instruction and hands-on experience, preparing students to be ready to start work on a real construction project in the electrical field.  Throughout the program, students will earn $13.25 per hour. 

Amteck will evaluate the following qualities during the pre-apprenticeship program: being willing to submit to a drug test; arriving on-time; dressing appropriately; being respectful; being proactive; being positive; working hard; working safely.

Applicants must be 18 or older by July 13, 2020, have reliable transportation, and be able to attend the Amteck University Registration Day on Thursday, June 25th at 9:00am.  A maximum of 30 applicants will be selected based on interest, aptitude, and ability to meet program guidelines.  A gas card, $13.25 per hour stipend, and necessary tools, uniforms, etc. will be provided to enable participation in the two-week program.

Upon successful completion of the 2-week Amteck University pre-apprenticeship program, graduates will be eligible for hire by Amteck and with supervisor recommendation, accepted into the Registered Apprenticeship to become a Journeyman/Licensed Electrician.

To apply for the 2-week Amteck University pre-apprenticeship program, please attend the Amteck University Registration Day schedule for Thursday, June 25th at 9:00am at Amteck, 1024 East Court Street, Dyersburg, TN. 

For additional information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Ginger Powell at 731-334-5108.

The REAP program is jointly funded by the Northwest TN Workforce Board utilizing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds and Amteck.  Contact Ginger Powell, Deputy Director NWTNWB – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 731-334-5108 for more information.  Check out photos and videos on Facebook @Amteck University.

Since 1977, Amteck has built a reputation of delivering a quality product, in a cost-effective manner, while maintaining a safe work environment throughout a project’s duration. Amteck’s commitment to customer service, its safety program, and family atmosphere has grown the company into one of the most prominent electrical contractors in the southeast.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a licensed electrician? Interested High school seniors (or just graduated) are invited to participate in the SHOCK and AWE Day! on June 6th.

Registered Electrical Apprenticeship Preparation (REAP), a partnership with the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board and Amteck University, includes an aggressive employer-driven awareness campaign, a hands-on orientation, and a two-week pre-apprenticeship work experience program. Interested high school seniors (or just graduated) are required to participate in “Shock & Awe Day” in order to be selected for the 2-week Amteck University Pre-Apprenticeship program scheduled to begin on July 13th. Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible for hire by Amteck and may be accepted into the 4- year Registered Apprenticeship to become a Journeyman/ Licensed Electrician, earning an estimated $70,000 annually. SHOCK and AWE! Day will give students the experience of being literally “shocked” with low voltage electricity, and “awed” as they travel 50+ feet above ground level in a bucket truck) to provide insight into the day in the life of an Electrician.

Interested students must show up at Amteck at 1024 E. Court Street, Dyersburg, at 7:45 WITH a signed waiver, available HERE.

For more information, please contact Ginger Powell at 731-286-3585 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Following the guidance of federal and state leadership, effective March 19th until at least April 6th, all Northwest American Job Centers (AJCs) will provide services electronically or by phone only.  Customers will only be seen by appointment only when absolutely necessary.  All updates will be posted on our website, www.NWTNJobs.org, and Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWTNJobs/

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Benton County Specialized Center

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  8 am-4:30 pm

Benton Co. Community Resource Center

145 Hospital Drive, Camden, TN 38320

(731) 584-1711    Fax: (731) 213-2423

 

Carroll County Comprehensive Center

Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

470 Mustang Drive, Huntingdon, TN 38344

(731) 352-8898    Fax: (731) 986-2055

 

Crockett County Specialized Center

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am-4:30 pm

331 South Bells Street, Alamo, TN 38001

(731) 696-2530    Fax: (731) 696-3102

 

Dyer County Comprehensive Center

Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

313 West Cedar Street, Dyersburg, TN 38024

(731) 286-7700    Fax: (731) 286-8354

 

Gibson County Affiliate Center

Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

1751 East Main Street, Humboldt, TN 38343

(731) 784-5221    Fax: (731) 784-9522

 

Henry County Affiliate Center

Monday-Thursday  8 am-4:30 pm

55 Jones Bend Rd, Ext., Paris, TN 38242

(731) 641-1020    Fax: (731)  641-1164

 

Lake County Specialized Center

Monday & Tuesday 8 am-4 pm, Thursday 8-11 am

Lake County Courthouse

229 Church Street Tiptonville, TN 38079

(731) 253-8171    Fax: (731)  253-9815

Thursday 1-4:30 pm

 

Ridgely Public Library Access Point

134 N.  Main St., Ridgely, TN 38080

Obion County Affiliate Center

Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

204 South 2nd Street, Union City, TN 38261

(731) 884-3868    Fax: (731) 885-3652

 

Weakley County Affiliate Center

Monday-Thursday 8 am-4:30 pm

Weakley County Courthouse

116 W. Main Street, Dresden, TN 38225

(731) 364-0100    Fax: (731) 364-0107