Haslam Announces Workforce Development Grant In Whiteville

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 03:50 pm

Grant of $126,549 for equipment at Tennessee College of Applied Technology


WHITEVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a workforce development grant of $126,549 for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville to enhance the machine tool program at the school’s extension campus in Brownsville.


The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Haslam Establishes Commisson For Judicial Appointments

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 04:01 pm

Executive Order establishes commission to fill vacancies in Tennessee trial and appellate courts
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has issued Executive Order No. 34 establishing the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments, a necessary step to sustain the judicial branch of government and its operations.
 
The new 17-member commission will send a panel of three nominees to the governor to make an appointment when a vacancy occurs or is impending. 

Haslam Announces Agreement To Open Great Smoky Mountains

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 04:56 pm

National park to open October 16 – 20


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced an agreement to reopen the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) with all normal operations from Wednesday, October 16 through Sunday, October 20.


“The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited national park, and for the Smokies and the people around it, the month of October is the most important time of the year,” Haslam said. “I remain hopeful that an end to the federal government shutdown will come this week.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. to Locate First US Manufacturing Facility in Montgomery County

Monday, October 14, 2013 | 03:00 pm

Top Global Tire Manufacturer to Invest $800 Million, Create 1,800 New Jobs in Clarksville

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. officials announced today the company will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility at the Clarksville Corporate Business Park in Montgomery County. Hankook Tire, a worldwide manufacturer of superior quality and high performance radial tires, will invest $800 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and create 1,800 new jobs in Clarksville. The company is expected to break ground on the new plant by the end of 2014 and begin tire production by 2016.

Haslam Announces Commitment To Increase Teacher Pay

Thursday, October 03, 2013 | 03:51 pm

Governor: “We want to be the fastest improving state in the U.S. when it comes to teacher pay”



 


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today joined Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to announce the administration’s goal of becoming the fastest improving state in the nation when it comes to teacher salaries.


“We’re asking our students to be the fastest improving in the nation in education achievement, and the data is showing that we’re making real progress,” Haslam said. “Teachers are the single most important factor in student achievement, and higher accountability for teachers and proven results should be met with better rewards.”

Haslam Announces Vol State Workforce Development Grant

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 | 04:35 pm

Grant of $259,700 for laboratory for new computer information science program


GALLATIN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a workforce development grant of $259,700 for Volunteer State Community College for establishing a networking laboratory for a new computer information science program.


The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Haslam Announces Chattanooga Workforce Development Grants

Friday, September 27, 2013 | 04:00 pm

Grants totaling $1,290,786 for Chattanooga State Community College, TCAT-Chattanooga


CHATTANOOGA – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a total of $1,290,786 in workforce development grants for Chattanooga State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Chattanooga.


The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.


TN.gov Website Ranked First In the Nation

Thursday, September 05, 2013 | 02:12 pm

State builds on trend of delivering award-winning digital services to citizens
 
NASHVILLE ⎯ The State of Tennessee’s official website, TN.gov, has been named the best state website in the country in the annual “Best of the Web” competition sponsored by the Center for Digital Government.
 
“With more Tennesseans going online to do business with the state, we understand that there is growing demand for mobile access to state services,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.  “As we continue to look for ways to make state government more customer-focused, efficient and effective, we are grateful for this recognition that supports those efforts online.”

Haslam Announces Governor's Management Fellowship Program

Thursday, September 05, 2013 | 10:17 am

Highly Competitive Two-Year Program for Recent Graduates
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship program for exceptional applicants who wish to serve and learn under Tennessee state government’s top leaders.
 
The nonpartisan program offers a competitive salary and is open to recent graduates demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, a passion for serving their communities and outstanding character and leadership abilities.

Haslam Shifts 'Drive to 55' Initiative Into High Gear

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 | 03:11 pm

Goal to have 55 percent of Tennesseans with certificates or degrees beyond high school by 2025



NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today convened key stakeholders including members of the General Assembly and leaders from Tennessee’s four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, colleges of applied technology, chambers of commerce, the business community, and the state board of education to discuss the challenges Tennessee faces in building a strong workforce for today and in the future.


“We want Tennesseans working in Tennessee jobs.  We want Tennesseans to have an opportunity to get a good job and for those in the workplace to be able to advance and get an even better job,” Haslam said.  “Currently in Tennessee, only 32 percent of us have a certificate or degree beyond high school, and studies show that by the year 2025 that number needs to be at least 55 percent for us to keep up with job demand.  We have a lot of work ahead of us.”