As people continue to face unemployment in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Tennessee launched the Reconnect to Workforce scholarship. The initiative will connect out of work individuals with a free associate degree or technical certificate or up to 500,000 unemployed Tennesseans.
The Reconnect to Workforce grant is available at various "Tennessee’s public community colleges, or other eligible four-year institutions that offer associate degrees" including Motlow State Community College, King University, Trevecca Nazarene University, and Baptist College of Health Sciences, among others.
The Tennessee Reconnect to Workforce program will help decrease the unemployment rate in the state by connecting people in need with specialized skills and programs to quickly and efficiently re-enter the workforce.
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Reconnect to Workforce is Helping People Retrain Amid COVID-19
1. Retraining Scholarship Programs - The creation of retraining scholarship programs to help unemployed individuals gain new skills in the job market.
2. Online Learning Platforms - The increasing demand and use of online learning platforms to provide accessible education and training to those who are unemployed.
3. Digital Skills Training - The emphasis on digital skills training to prepare workers for jobs in the evolving job market.
1. Education - The education sector can create new retraining scholarship programs to provide opportunities for unemployed individuals to gain new skills.
2. Technology - The technology industry can enhance and expand online learning platforms to reach more individuals looking to retrain and upskill.
3. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can provide more specialized training opportunities for workers to gain skills in high demand areas through retraining scholarship programs.