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WORKFORCE TRAINING
   

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
CONTINUING EDUCATION
CRAFT SKILLS TRAINING
DISABILITIES TRAINING
DISPLACED WORKERS
EMPLOYEES' CUSTOMIZED TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING
FAMILIES FIRST
GED PREPARATION AND TESTING

INDUSTRIAL CERTIFICATES
JOB SKILLS AND TRAINING
KEYTRAIN
PLACEMENT- BLUE COLLAR,PROFESSIONALS, SENIORS
SOFT SKILLS AND WORK-ETHICS TRAINING
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
WORKKEYS
TWO-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS
FOUR-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS
GRADUATE DEGREES


 

 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

 

Organizations and institutions that provide services in adult basic education give individuals opportunities and support to achieve personal goals for education, employment, health, family life, community integration, and emotional well-being. Customized training needs for business, industry, and government are also available through some organizations, which assist in report writing, math skills, computer literacy, GED preparation, job search techniques, interviewing skills, and resume preparation. Listed below are local organizations/institutions that offer adult basic education services:

Adult Learning Center
South Central TN Career Center
Columbia State Community College at Lawrenceburg/Columbia
TN Technology Center


 

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

 

Apprenticeship Programs offer individuals an opportunity to work in a recognized skilled craft or trade requiring one or more years of on-the-job training. After the training combining job experience and related instruction, the individual is considered a qualified skilled worker. Listed below are local organizations/institutions that offer apprenticeship programs, as well as some that will help interested companies develop apprenticeship programs:

 


 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

Continuing education courses provide training for innovative entry-level workers, as well as professionals who want to increase their knowledge for the development of their careers and personal well-being. Classes range from basic computer skills, job development, and GED programs for the entry-level worker, to computer repair, leadership, and project management. Listed below are organizations/institutions that offer courses for continuing education:

Columbia State Community College at Lawrenceburg/Columbia
Martin Methodist College
University of North Alabama
Athens State Community College
Middle TN State University
TN State University
TN Technology Center
Adult Learning Center
South Central TN Career Center
Northwest Shoals Community College

 


 

CRAFT SKILLS TRAINING

 

Crafts skills training courses provide a mixture of academia with hands-on experience. Machining, electronics, industrial maintenance, plumbing, electrical, drafting and cad, automotive, electro-mechanical, health/medical, and business are merely a few fields of study that are offered at area locations. Customized training courses are offered for business, industry, and government. Listed below are organizations/institutions that offer craft skills training:

TN Technology Center
Northwest Shoals Community College
Columbia State Community College at Lawrenceburg/Columbia



 

DISABILITIES TRAINING

 

Disabilities training courses encourage people with disabilities and disadvantages to achieve their fullest potential and capabilities through training that focuses on self-sufficiency, work ethics, conflict resolution, self-esteem, interviewing techniques, and work adjustment while aiding in job placement. Some courses are focused on employers as they provide incentives for hiring and training people with disabilities. Organizations offer assistance to potential employers by providing them with pre-screened applicants, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) assistance, and employee-training assistance. Listed below are local organizations that help people with disabilities find employment and aid businesses in learning how to find and manage these special employees:

South Central TN Career Center
Lawrenceburg Goodwill
Buffalo River Services, Inc.
Workforce Essentials
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development

 


 

DISPLACED WORKERS TRAINING

 

Organizations and institutions that provide employment placement services aid displaced workers in achieving their fullest capabilities through personal development and offer outlets for career opportunities through the assessment of strengths and interest matched with job opportunities in the community. Personal development classes available include: resume preparation, job-searching techniques, interviewing skills, work ethics, conflict resolution, anger and stress management and customized skills training.

South Central TN Career Center
TN Technology Center
Columbia State Community College
TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development



 

EMPLOYEES' CUSTOMIZED TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT

 

Employers’ customized training courses specialize in particular fields of employment in business, industry, or government for individuals who desire to increase their knowledge for the development of their careers. A variety of classes are offered to accommodate every level and type of employment, from GED preparation, basic computer skills, technical writing, project management, team building, first line supervision, time management, and quality management. Listed below are local organizations/institutions that offer customized training for all levels of employees:

South Central TN Career Center
Columbia State Community College at Lawrenceburg/Columbia
TN Technology Center
Northwest Shoals Community College
UT Center for Industrial Services



 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

 

Institutions that offer courses in English as a second language provide international students/workers the opportunity to improve their social and work environments by focusing on conversation skills, composition, and technical writing. Listed below are institutions that offer classes in English as a Second Language:

Adult Learning Center
Lawrence County School System

 


 

ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING

 

Entrepreneurial training provides education concerning business development and planning. Writing business plans, researching ideas, obtaining industry information, and building business vocabulary are included in entrepreneurial training. Business counseling, training and professional assistance are services that are also available. Listed below are local organizations/institutions that provide entrepreneurial training:

Columbia State Community College
TN Small Business Development Center
Business Enterprise Resource Office
South Central TN Development District



 

FAMILIES FIRST

 

Families First is a social service agency that specializes in strengthening and preserving families by offering support and training in the areas of counseling, family support, education, community building, and advocacy. A broad range of classes and training, such as basic job acquisition techniques, family literacy, GED preparation, and job assessments and placement, are available. Listed below are local organizations /institutions that provide training and services for Families First customers.

Workforce Essentials
South Central TN Career Center
Adult Learning Center
TN Technology Center
Columbia State Community College
TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development
TN Department of Human Services



 

GED PREPARATION AND TESTING

 

A GED (General Education Development) certificate is basically equivalent to a high school diploma. Language arts, reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics are the tested areas on the exam. GED preparation classes are available for anyone interested in studying before taking the exam. Listed below are organizations/institutions that offer GED preparation and testing:

Adult Learning Center
TN Technology Center
TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development
South Central TN Career Center



 

INDUSTRIAL CERTIFICATES

 

Certification for particular jobs is required by most industries. Certification can be obtained by participating in educational and training programs specializing in specific industrial fields. Listed below are local organizations/institutions where industrial certificates may be obtained:

TN Technology Center
Columbia State Community College
Northwest Shoals Community College
UT Center for Industrial Services



 

JOB SKILLS TRAINING

 

Organizations/institutions that offer classes and services in job skills training focus on skills that are needed for various jobs in all types of business, industry, and government related careers. Listed below are local organizations/institutions that offer training for jobs in various industries:

South Central TN Career Center
TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development
TN Technology Center
Columbia State Community College at Lawrenceburg/Columbia
Northwest Shoals Community College



 

KEYTRAIN

 

KeyTrain, originally designed for the WorkKeys employment system, is an easy computer program including a full sound track, which helps people renew and expand skills they may have previously learned and not put to use. KeyTrain also helps people to learn and utilize these skills for practical situations they may encounter in typical jobs. Each topic includes a review of a skill, opportunities to practice the skill, and exercises that apply the skill in real-world applications. Listed below are institutions that offer KeyTrain courses:

South Central TN Career Center
TN Technology Center



 

PLACEMENT-BLUE COLLAR, PROFESSIONAL, SENIORS

 

Placement services provide a link between job seekers and employers by supplying job seekers with information about employment opportunities in various job markets. Assessments of individuals’ strengths and interest are performed, and then a match is made with an available job. Listed below are local placement services for blue-collar, professional and senior workers:

TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development
South Central TN Career Center
Adult Learning Center
South Central Human Resource Agency
Amenity Staffing
Randstad USA
Wise Staffing



 

SOFT SKILLS AND ETHICS TRAINING

 

Soft-skills training focuses on improving employees’ working relationships with fellow employees, subordinates and superiors by focusing on improving skills related to personal development, interpersonal, and attitudinal development. Courses and seminars or work ethics promote both personal and business development as employees learn skills that aid in their individual success and help them become more efficient team players, thus creating a healthier work environment. Listed below are local organizations/institutions that provide soft-skills training services:

Adult Learning Center
South Central TN Career Center
TN Technology Center
Columbia State Community College at Lawrenceburg/Columbia



 

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT

 

Temporary employment positions are created for time periods when an extra workload is expected or acquired, as in seasonal work or through a probationary period. Temporary employees do not receive benefits or salaries, and they are usually paid hourly wages. Listed below are local organizations/institutions that help job seekers find temporary employment:

South Central TN Career Center
TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Workforce Essentials
South Central Human Resource Agency
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Buffalo River Services, Inc.
Amenity Staffing
Randstad USA
Wise Staffing



 

WORKKEYS

 

WorkKeys Job Profiling and Assessment, a division of the ACT assessment used by most colleges, test people in the areas of problem solving, communication, and teamwork. It also identifies the skill levels needed to do specific jobs, so students can learn where they need improvement to obtain the job of their choice. Job Analysis is also performed to identify physical job demands. The results provide employers with valid information about each job so that potential employees’ performance abilities can be tested prior to hiring. Ultimately, the goal of WorkKeys is to develop a job market where students and employees in their communities are adequately prepared for higher-skill, higher-wage jobs. Listed below are local organizations that provide WorkKeys Job Profiling and Assessment:

South Central TN Career Center
TN Technology Center



 

TWO-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

Two-year degree programs offer customized training needs for potential careers in business, industry, and government. Certification from two-year programs provides an entrance into the job market for a particular field or trade. Listed below are local institutions that offer two-year degree programs.

Columbia State Community College at Lawrenceburg/Columbia
Northwest Shoals Community College
Athens State Community College
TN Technology Center

 


 

FOUR-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

Four-year degree programs offer customized training needs for potential careers in business, industry, and government as well as general studies classes to provide an overall well-rounded educational background. Eligibility for most upper-level jobs requires at least a four-year degree in a particular field. Listed below are area institutions that offer four-year degree programs:

Middle TN State University
University of North Alabama
Martin Methodist College
TN State University
University of Alabama/Huntsville



GRADUATE DEGREES

 

Graduate degrees complement other achieved degrees as they represent a more detailed and specific educational background in a particular area. Eligibility for many upper-level jobs requires a graduate degree, while jobs that don’t require a graduate degree tend to pay more. Listed below are area institutions that offer graduate-degree programs:

Middle TN State University
TN State University
University of North Alabama