Apprenticeship TN

DID YOU KNOW? Apprenticeships have a great "Return on Investment" for companies with programs.  It is estimated a company's ROI is $1.46 for every $1 invested.  Also, most companies see a 94 percent retention rate after an apprentice completes its program.

One of the biggest challenges Tennessee employers face is bridging the skilled labor gap that hinders a company’s efforts to expand, innovate and thrive. Registered apprenticeship is a tried and proven method to overcoming this obstacle.

Manufacturers, Are You Ready For This?

By UT CIS Workforce Consultant, Tim Waldo / Originally posted on Tim Waldo's LinkedIn Blog

Gibson Brands Begins TWI Journey


Gibson Guitars UT CIS

by Solutions Consultant, Norma Wilcox

Gibson Brands, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians for years.

Upskill901 Workforce Summit

by Michael Codega, Solutions Consultant

Customer Highlight: Skilled Workforce

Abe Mbow Skilled Workforce and UT CIS


By Kellie May, CIS Communications Intern

“Over the next decade nearly three and a half million manufacturing jobs likely need to be filled. The skills gap is expected to result in two million of those jobs going unfilled,” reads The Manufacturing Institute’s report The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing.

Introducing Smart Talent Systems

Does this sound familiar?

“We struggle just to find good employees. When we do find them, we can’t keep them long enough to get them trained!”

Giving Your Team Wings (Even if they don’t play basketball)

Written by Tim Waldo and originally posted on his LinkedIn Blog

Four Tips for Retaining New Associates

Hourly employee turnover cost is 16 percent of their salary. It costs roughly $4,659 to replace a $14/hr employee


Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics reports indicate that the unemployment rate is 3 percent with Tennessee experiencing a monthly average job growth rate of 1.6 percent.

800,000 missing more than their paychecks

Written by Tim Waldo, UT CIS Workforce Development Consultant
Originally posted on…

Jobs matter. If you’ve ever been without one, you know the inescapable truth of this. The necessity of making a living obviously includes earning money, but being without a paycheck is only one aspect of the difficulties caused by being out of work.

Career Quest: Region's Largest Career Fair

career quest ut cis


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