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Governor Haslam Announces Workforce Development Grant Recipients

By Jennifer Cobb

Governor Haslam's office awarded the Nashville Technology Council an $850,000 state grant to team up with Nashville State Community College, Columbia State Community College, and Vol State Community College to increase enrollment and graduation rates in their technology programs. The Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) money will help the Tech Council team deliver more skilled IT professionals to the market. The Nashville Technology Council was one of twelve grant recipients chosen by the Governor’s Workforce Subcabinet, consisting of Commissioners and staff from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the Tennessee Department of Economic...

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Make A Difference This #GivingTuesday!

By CTN Staff

Today, millions across the United States will join together to give back and help others through the “Giving Tuesday” initiative. The goal is simple, but profound: in this season of giving, we celebrate generosity and charity by working together to help others.That’s why today is such a perfect opportunity to take just five minutes and make an incredible impact on a child’s life.“Computers 4 Kids” provides broadband, computers, and training to over 60,000 disadvantaged youth.Will you please make a tax deductible contribution of $100, $50, $25 or any amount you can afford to our “Computers 4 Kids” program?Simply put, the program is providing...

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Join Connected Tennessee for FCC RBE Webinar October 9

By Jennifer Cobb

The FCC will host a webinar on Thursday, October 9 at 2 pm EDT. The webinar will provide information on completing Form 5610, which must be filed in order to apply for Rural Broadband Experiment funds. To register for this webinar, interested parties should e-mail [email protected] For more information on the Rural Broadband Experiments, please see the Connected Tennessee Rural Broadband Experiments page. Please reach out to [email protected] with any inquiries or comments regarding this information. Looking forward to a great webinar and hope you'll be able to join!

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CTN's Deanna Ward Serves as Keynote Speaker at AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day

By Jennifer Cobb

Deanna Ward, Connected Tennessee’s state operations manager for the West Tennessee region, served as keynote speaker of the 9th Annual AT&T Women in Telecom (WIT) Golf Day on September 11, sharing her journey as a woman in telecom, both personally and professionally, and the importance of supporting and encouraging young women in the telecom field through mentorships and scholarship. Hosted by the Program of Distinction in Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) at Murray State University (MSU), women in the telecommunications field had the day to enjoy professional golf instruction,...

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