MBJ ($): $12 million in grants will fund building of medical device training center

MBJ ($): $12 million in grants will fund building of medical device training center “Monday, we had zero dollars. Today, we’ve got $12 million.” …. MBJ ($): $12 million in grants will fund building of medical device training center Advertisements Continue reading MBJ ($): $12 million in grants will fund building of medical device training center

MBJ: TCAT gets part of $1M workforce grant

MBJ: TCAT gets part of $1M workforce grant A Memphis community college is getting its share of almost $1 million as part of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s ongoing efforts to align workforce needs with higher education. The Southwest Tennessee Development District, a public nonprofit association that supports local government initiatives such as workforce development, was selected as a recipient of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition. The Southwest Tennessee Development District, which serves the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) – Memphis, as well as TCATs in Jackson, Covington, Crump, McKenzie, Newbern, Paris, Ripley and Whiteville, received a $999,123 … Continue reading MBJ: TCAT gets part of $1M workforce grant

MBJ: A year after opening, distribution center adding employees

MBJ: A year after opening, distribution center adding employees “A year after opening its $24 million Dyersburg distribution center, Dot Foods is adding more employees to its ranks. Since it opened, Dot Foods has shipped more than 190 million pounds of products, including 335,000 cases per week. The company’s goal is to ship 257 million pounds of products by the end of 2017. In order to accomplish those goals, Dot Foods has already increased its staffing levels, from 157 when it opened to 215 now. Plans are in place to hire another 50 people this year, with 40 of those … Continue reading MBJ: A year after opening, distribution center adding employees

MDN: Building the Base

“Target’s request came at an opportune time. For several months, local business, education and government officials had been busy assembling the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce, a system they hope will provide students and workers with multiple career paths and launch a powerful workforce development engine primed to deliver trained employees local companies are desperate to have. It was an unprecedented initiative that spanned state lines, included multiple educational entities and had the support of state and local governments and some of the biggest names in local business. … “I’ve never seen the stars align like this. It … Continue reading MDN: Building the Base

CA: College town: Higher-ed boosts Memphis economy

“Memphis is far better known as a tourist draw and a logistics mecca, but the city stands on a third economic pillar: college town.” (CA $) Continue reading CA: College town: Higher-ed boosts Memphis economy

MBJ: Four community colleges receive federal cash

“The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $4.04 million in funding to Southwest Tennessee Community College, and a total of $3.27 million to Southwest, William R. Moore College of Technology and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology to establish a new partnership. The $4 million Southwest received will be divided to fund two initiatives. The school will use more than $2.38 million to expand its nursing, EMT and allied health programs, while also providing support to help students complete those programs. Southwest will use $1.65 million to launch a consortium with Moore Tech, Mid-South Community College, the Tennessee Collage of … Continue reading MBJ: Four community colleges receive federal cash