Tennessee Career Center

On November 23, 2016, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the October 2016 unemployment rates by county. Below are the rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region (WIOA 12):

 October 2016 UI Rates

For additional information, please see the Department News Release.

On October 7, 2016, Doris Willett, Career Development Services Coordinator, was recognized by Vice President for Workforce Development Margaret Prater as the 2016 Board Employee of the Year. Nominated and elected by her peers, Willett was recognized for her dedication to her position and to helping her staff and peers.  “Doris goes above and beyond to make sure that her job is done and done to perfection.  She is always willing to help anyone and does it with a smile.  She works many extra hours to make sure that every “I” is dotted and every “T” is crossed” stated Willett’s nominator. 

Willett began working for Dyersburg State Community College’s Workforce Development division, under the guidance of the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board, in 2011 after being dislocated as the result of the closure of Goodyear.  She worked as a Career Advisor in the specialized Career Center for individuals dislocated from Goodyear and later transferred to the TN Career Center in Dresden.  Her skills and expertise earned her a promotion to the position of Career Development Services Coordinator in November 2015.

 Doris Employee of the Year

On October 27, 2016 the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the September 2016 unemployment rates by county.  Below are the rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region (WIOA 12):

 

  For additional information, please see the Department News Release.

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2016, high school students throughout the Northwest Tennessee region will participate in tours and presentations with local manufacturing companies as part of an effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. Manufacturing Day, typically held on the first Friday in October, is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. 

In Northwest TN, the American Job Centers/TN Career Centers will host Manufacturing Month events for schools in 11 counties throughout the month of October. Lana Wood, Director of Business Services, comments, “Each county celebrates Manufacturing Month in its own way. Some industries will provide tours, while others will visit middle schools and high schools to talk about the jobs available, career pathways, and the education needed to be successful in these jobs.” 

Margaret Prater, Vice President for Workforce Development for the NWTN Workforce Board adds, “The benefits of Manufacturing Month are wide-reaching. The partnerships developed between the employers, schools, the Workforce Board and higher education have resulted in manufacturing-specific training programs being added to Career Technical Education programs throughout Northwest Tennessee. The skills students learn can be directly transferred to the workplace. As a result, several employers in the region are offering paid internships to students that are successful in earning a Production Technician Certification from the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council.”

Check out the schedule of this year’s events below and click the calendar for more details!

 

On September 22, 2016 the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the August 2016 unemployment rates by county.  Below are the rates by county for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board region (WIOA 12):

  

 

For additional information, please see the Department's News Release.