Workforce Development

Minding the Pipeline: Alignment between Education and Workforce Needs

Complete Tennessee recently released a report on regional barriers to postsecondary attainment and completion. The report, Room To Grow: Regional Perspectives on Higher Education Improvement, highlights challenges learned across the state and will guide future engagement and advocacy activities.  Here, Executive Director Kenyatta Lovett discusses one of these challenges and national best practices for improvement.

State of Higher Education in Tennessee | 2017 Listening Tour: Looking Back on March

State of Higher Education in Tennessee | 2017 Listening Tour: Looking Back on March

Complete Tennessee continued the State of Higher Education Listening Tour with March roundtables in Northeast and Southeast Tennessee.  These roundtable events aimed to identify challenges and opportunities facing college and university completion. The roundtables also brought us two steps closer to our goal of meeting with stakeholders in all 9 Tennessee Economic and Community Development Regions.

While both in the east, the story of completion in these regions was unique...

Complete Tennessee Leadership Academy: Community Ownership of Attainment Goals

Complete Tennessee Leadership Academy: Community Ownership of Attainment Goals

Complete Tennessee pushes to increase local ownership of the state’s Drive to 55 goals in order to boost overall postsecondary attainment—and quality of life—in Tennessee.  For the fourth session of the Complete Tennessee Leadership Academy (CTLA), we exposed participants to initiatives in southeast Tennessee that highlight the power of on-the-ground engagement within one’s community.

Complete Tennessee Leadership Academy: Building Our Future Workforce

Complete Tennessee Leadership Academy: Building Our Future Workforce

Tennessee strives to be a national leader in connecting our postsecondary education opportunities to workforce demands.  The third session of the Complete Tennessee Leadership Academy (CTLA), held in Nashville in January 2017, examined practices and policies helping drive innovation both in Northern Middle Tennessee and across the state.