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Tennessee Board of Regents meet to roll out new warranty for technical training programs

TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, Dec. 13, with an agenda that includes a formal rollout of its new Warranty for graduates of technical programs, revised budgets, new academic and technical programs, new and revised policy proposals and updates on various initiatives. The new Warranty for

By | 2018-12-06T22:08:24+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Tech, Schools|Comments Off on Tennessee Board of Regents meet to roll out new warranty for technical training programs

Focus on computer science, coding, builds student interest from Kindergarten to career

By MELISSA HAMBRICK Williamson County students and students from all over the world this week have been celebrating the 112th birthday of a woman they may not have ever heard of, but who influences their daily lives and might even shape their futures. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of Admiral

By | 2018-12-05T18:08:32+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, BW-Tech, Featured, Featured - SHHP, Schools|Comments Off on Focus on computer science, coding, builds student interest from Kindergarten to career

Summit, Franklin High students’ business ideas win top honors at Global Entrepreneurship Week

ABOVE: Summit High School student Ally Losey, left, explains her Singulier Clothing Company idea Nov. 14 during the High School Entrepreneurship Fair in the Student Union Ballroom as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at MTSU. Losey won first place overall at the fair, which allowed high school students to showcase their business plans and ideas with

By | 2018-11-21T23:06:50+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, Schools|Comments Off on Summit, Franklin High students’ business ideas win top honors at Global Entrepreneurship Week

New Workforce Academy at Spring Hill High prepares students to find and hold good jobs

PHOTO: Spring Hill High School students learning the basics of interviewing on Wednesday morning // Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS Spring Hill High School’s new Workforce Academy, which held its first weekly class in mid-October, is set on equipping students with the knowledge and know how required to attain, maintain, and excel at

By | 2018-11-01T18:30:01+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured - SHHP, Schools|Comments Off on New Workforce Academy at Spring Hill High prepares students to find and hold good jobs

Franklin kids coding center will be first location in state at grand opening October 13

The first Code Ninjas location in Tennessee is set to open its doors in Franklin at its grand opening event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13. Owned and operated by August and Jeff James of Arrington, the center will use an engaging, game-based curriculum to teach essential programming skills to children

By | 2018-10-04T21:11:06+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: BW-Tech, Featured, Franklin, Schools|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Franklin kids coding center will be first location in state at grand opening October 13

Williamson, Inc. will collect food items for kids at State of the Schools Business Luncheon

Williamson, Inc., the county chamber of commerce, is asking for food donations from those who attend their 2018 State of the Schools luncheon from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Dr. Mike Looney and Dr. David Snowden will speak on the on the welfare of the Williamson County Schools

By | 2018-09-20T18:36:03+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: Business, BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, Schools|Comments Off on Williamson, Inc. will collect food items for kids at State of the Schools Business Luncheon

Ivy League university’s study concludes that Tennessee community colleges are ahead in reforms

TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS Tennessee's community colleges are “probably the furthest along in implementing guided pathways reforms” of any community college system in the nation, according to a new study by Columbia University in New York City that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “All 13 Tennessee community colleges are reforming their

By | 2018-09-20T15:27:25+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, Schools|Comments Off on Ivy League university’s study concludes that Tennessee community colleges are ahead in reforms

State promotes tax-free education savings accounts with $529 scholarship giveaway

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY Tennessee residents age 21 and older can enter online to win a $529 scholarship at TNStars.com/scholarship on behalf of a child 15 or under, now through September 30, 2018. The giveaway is meant to promote the TNStars College Savings 529 Program, which was created by state law to encourage Tennessee families to save and

By | 2018-09-19T15:50:15+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: Schools|Comments Off on State promotes tax-free education savings accounts with $529 scholarship giveaway

50-hour pharmacy technician program is accepting registration now

COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Columbia State Community College’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the “Pharmacy Technician Program” at the Willimsom Campus beginning Oct. 23. Classes will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 9:30 p.m. through Dec. 13. The comprehensive 50-hour program prepares students to work as a pharmacy technician in retail or other pharmacy settings and to

By | 2018-08-09T19:28:49+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, Schools|Comments Off on 50-hour pharmacy technician program is accepting registration now

New Tennessee Pathways program prepares students for the workforce "from day one"

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION A new program to further align K-12 education with Drive to 55, Gov. Bill Haslam's initiative to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials to 55 percent by the year 2025. According to an announcement from Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen, the new Tennessee Pathways lays the foundation for the

By | 2018-07-12T19:31:49+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - BVHP, Featured - SHHP, Schools|Comments Off on New Tennessee Pathways program prepares students for the workforce "from day one"