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Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge

Obama Administration Launches $26 Million Multi-Agency Competition to Strengthen Advanced Manufacturing Clusters Across the Nation

Fourteen Federal Agencies Collaborate to Enhance Global Competitiveness of U.S. Manufacturers and Create Jobs

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration  announced a $26 million multi-agency Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge to foster innovation-fueled job creation through public-private partnerships. These coordinated investments will help catalyze and leverage private capital, build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and promote cluster-based development in regions across the United States. This is the third round of the Jobs Accelerator competition, which is being funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); the U.S. Department of Energy; the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration; the Small Business Administration; and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

To read the complete news release click here.

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Apprenticeship Programs in Tennessee

From the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development – http://tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/Apprenticeship/

Apprenticeship Programs

The following lists of (USDOL/OA) U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship certified Apprenticeship programs have been compiled by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Workforce Development Division as a Reference Guide for those eligible state employees who have chosen to accept the State buyout offer and have been accepted by the State. This list was developed with information taken from the “Apprenticeship Resource Guide” Building and Construction Trades Council provided by the AFL-CIO Technical Assistance Program (T.A.P.) and the Tennessee USDOL/OA (Office of Apprenticeship).

ASBESTOS WORKERS / INSULATORS – Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville


BOILERMAKERSNashville, Memphis


BRICKLAYERS – Knoxville, Memphis


CARPENTERS – Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville


CEMENT MASONS – Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville


ELECTRICIANS – Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville




IRONWORKERS – Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville


LABORERS – Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville


MILLLWRIGHTS – Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville


OPERATING ENGINEERS – Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville


PAINTERS – Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville


PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS – Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville




ROOFERS – Knoxville, Memphis


SHEETMETAL WORKERS – Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville


TEAMSTERS – Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville



There are USDOL Certified Apprenticeship Programs that do not appear on these lists. If you want to expand your search contact your USDOL/OA representative listed below or search either of the two helpful links at the bottom of the page.

East Tennessee – Michael Stumpff – 423-752-5112 or stumpff.michael@dol.gov
Middle – Nate Brown – 615-781-5318 or brown.nat@dol.gov
West – Cedric Divine – 901-544-3024 or divine.cedric@dol.gov

Certified Apprenticeship Programs do not require that an Apprentice have out-of-pocket tuition cost so tuition reimbursement will not be applicable.

If you need further information on the Apprenticeship Benefit in the Buyout Program you may contact Pat Bleecker at 615-253-1330.

Because an Apprenticeship Program is listed here does not mean that these programs are accepting new applications. Program Enrollments are different from one Program to another. VBP participants may request assistance to purchase test, tools and equipment.

Helpful links:

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mySkills myFuture

www.my SkillsmyFuture.org is a website of the The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.   The goal is to help match  skills gained in past jobs to new careers and suggests training for career changers

With mySkills myFuture you can compare careers, find training, and search for jobs. Click here for more information – http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/

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Job Corps Orientation

JOB CORPS ADMISSIONS is in search of some great young people ages 16-24!

Job Corps is operated through the U.S. Department of Labor and has been a viable (no cost) option for young people for 45 years! The premise of this residential program is to make a young person employable by encouraging self development and providing an environment conducive to creating a more marketable and independent youth. To us, employability includes the following: 1. Hands on training (over 100 competitive trades are offered at various centers across the country including CNA, LPN, Medical Office Support, Culinary Arts, Carpentry, Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Welding, Urban Forestry and much more!) 2. A completed education (earn a high school diploma or GED if a person does not have one already) 3. Mobility (students have an opportunity to earn a driver’s license while in the program)

Job Corps is a drug free environment and drug tests are mandatory upon entry; there are also other “zero tolerance” policies in place to ensure the safety of students and staff, and create an environment similar to work/school.

To Find Out More Information: Contact Honoria Middough, Outreach & Retention Specialist at 901-525-4491 or email hmiddough@chpinternational.com to find out about the current orientation schedule.

No appointment is necessary for orientations however. Once the person attends orientation, they will be scheduled for an interview- at that time, it will be determined if they are suitable and eligible for the Job Corps opportunity.

(All applicants are subject to a background check and cannot be mandated to enroll in this program by any court.)

Current Orientation Schedule is:

Every Monday at 10am and Every Wednesday at 2pm for those 18-24.

 Orientation is once per month for those 16-17 year olds: the next one is January 11th at 2pm 100 N. Main Street, Suite 906- Memphis, TN 38103/901-525-4491 x 11

*please note, no jeans or tennis shoes should be worn to orientation; a collard shirt should be worn by males as well*

Honoria Middough, Outreach & Retention Specialist

CHP International- Job Corps Admissions

100 N. Main Street, Suite 906 Memphis, TN 38103


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