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TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS

Quarterly Board Meeting

September 27 - 28, 2018

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Thursday, September 27, 2018

A.

COMMITTEE ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

1.

TBR ECD PROJECT LIFE CYCLE

The process of attracting new businesses to Tennessee, assessing their needs, and planning

workforce training at TBR campuses requires coordination between a number of state and federal

agencies, businesses, local chambers of commerce, and staff at TBR campuses across the state. A

snapshot of a typical TBR ECD project will be presented, including the process from the local ECD

side, the state viewpoint, and how TBR interacts with the colleges to meet the needs of the project.

2.

HIGHLIGHT OF CURRENT PROJECTS

TBR ECD is involved in a wide variety of projects with businesses across the state. Vice Chancellor

Puryear will highlight a sampling of the projects currently being worked on in partnership with TN

ECD, including Oshkosh Corporation, Project Hercules, and Project Star Bright.

3.

APPRENTICESHIP GRANT OPPORTUNITY

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the funding opportunity “Scaling Apprenticeship

Through Sector-Based Strategies.” This grant will supply approximately $150 million in funds; 15-

30 apprenticeship grants will be funded, with awards ranging from $1 million to $12 million. Vice

Chancellor Puryear will discuss the Labor grant and TBR ECD’s approach to securing this funding

opportunity.

B.

COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROGRAMS AND STUDENT SUCCESS

1.

PROPOSED TCAT NEW PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATIONS, MODIFICATIONS, AND

TERMINATIONS

Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

Eight (8) program proposals are being presented for the Committee’s review and approval. This

proposal will allow the Technical Colleges to be more responsive to the needs of students,

businesses, and industries. The proposals are: