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Workforce and talent development are the top challenges in economic development today. The Tennessee Workforce Development Course is a hands-on course covering pertinent topics and trends such as the widening skills gap, the multigenerational workforce, the changing nature of the workplace and the importance of collaboration among allies.
The one-and-a-half-day course is designed to help economic development practitioners, government officials and other community leaders at state, regional and local levels understand best practices, available resources and partnership approaches to building a competitive workforce.
This course is one of a series provided by UT Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) designed to share best practices and trends with Tennessee’s economic development practitioners, private industry leaders, community leaders and elected officials.
Hilton Garden Inn | Jackson, TN
Registration $395 | Early Registration $345 (by October 28, 2020)
The registration fee covers course materials, instruction, selected meals and refreshment breaks. It does not cover hotel and other travel expenses. Registration is limited to 40 participants and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Onsite check-in: 9:30 AM
Day 1: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Day 2: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meals provided: Day 1 - Lunch; Day 2 - Breakfast
If you need assistance accessing your account, please contact Carol Jones at 615-253-6371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also register by submitting a Course Registration Form by email.
Payment needs to reach our office two weeks prior to the class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations one week or less prior to the first date of class, but credit may be applied towards another UT CIS course.
Hilton Garden Inn (Link Coming Soon)
This link and rate code is only available for class attendees. If this link and special rate is used by someone outside of the class, the reservation will be cancelled and a fee will be applied to the credit card used to book the reservation.
A limited number of scholarships are available to course participants from Tennessee. Applications for scholarships can be downloaded here Scholarship Application.
Scholarships cover $270 of the $345 course tuition cost, and do not include hotel, travel or meals. Scholarship recipients will be required to pay $75 of the tuition cost, which will not be refundable should the participant withdraw from the course. Applications must be received by October 16 to be considered for a scholarship.
The attire for the course is business casual.
Sharon Younger is President and founder of Younger Associates, LLC, an economic research and strategic planning firm that provides services to businesses, economic development organizations and transportation agencies.
Dr. Younger has twenty-five years of experience in her field and is a frequent speaker at national conferences for professional organizations. She is an instructor for the Economic Development Institute, University of Oklahoma, Auburn University, University of Tennessee and CETYS University in Mexico.
Before founding Younger Associates, Dr. Younger was an associate professor of market research and advertising at Union University where she launched and became director of the university’s Center for Business and Economic Services. Prior to her work at Union University, Dr. Younger worked in market research for the Allied-Signal Corporation.
Recognized nationally as a leading researcher in the field of demographic and labor market analysis, Dr. Younger and her firm have successfully completed regional and statewide labor market analyses for clients in twenty-three states.