Employers and Justice Involved Individuals Benefit
The Tennessee Department of Labor’s Office of Re-entry awarded the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board a grant to serve both employers and justice involved individuals to assist in reducing the rate of recidivism in our community. In 2021 the rate of recidivism in Tennessee was roughly 46%. This means almost half of all those released from jail or prison were estimated to return within three years. A major reason is due to the process of re-entry, returning to society after incarceration, being difficult.
WIOA Helps Student Transition from High School to TCAT to Employment
My name is Collin Niegocki. After High School, I was enchanted by the concept of Heating and Cooling and was encouraged to think about becoming a student at the HVAC program at TCAT. Shortly thereafter, I decided to enroll at the TCAT-McKenzie school in the HVAC program in Fall 2020. I earned my credential in the HVAC program from TCAT-McKenzie in Fall 2021 and began working at Culley Mechanical Services.
Veteran Recieves Training to Start New Truckdriving Career
William ‘Shawn’ Clark came into the American Job Center in Humboldt at the end of June 2021. An unemployed veteran, he was eager to go to school to earn his CDL.
HEALTHCARE CAREER EXPLORATION COMES TO LAKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
On Friday, April 22, 2022, Lake County High School (LCHS) hosted a joint healthcare event involving local healthcare employers and Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC). First, five senior level students engaged in healthcare curriculum at the high school participated in mock interviews. Zabian Sanders of Signature Healthcare in Ridgely and Jennifer Bentley of Lake County Primary Care served as the interviewers, enabling the students to prepare for the employment interview in healthcare careers, as well as post-secondary healthcare programs which require interviews as part of the application process.
The February Labor Force Estimates were recently released showing the unemployment rate decreased in all 95 counties.