$50,000 contribution to sustain essential programs to train and place workers in Southern Middle Tennessee
Lewisburg, Tennessee, Oct. 9, 2013 — Today, AT&T* announced a $50,000 contribution to the South Central Tennessee Workforce Board (SCTWB) to sustain essential programs to provide for improvements in workforce skills through training, development, education and job creation based on employer demands, and resulting in productive citizens who can learn, work, and comfortably care for their families.
The SCTWB serves under the leadership of the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance, and represents private, public, and community based partners from the eight counties of Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, Perry and Wayne counties in southern middle Tennessee.
“This contribution will be used to support the ongoing work of our Jobs for Tennessee Graduates program through the local career centers and high schools. This initiative enhances workforce development, which supports employers and job seekers across our eight county region,” said Jan McKeel, Executive Director of SCTWB.
“Providing technical training for citizens across the Southern Middle Tennessee is vitally important to preserving our communities and the way of life we all love,” said Senator Jim Tracy.
The South Central Tennessee Workforce Board’s training programs align with AT&T’s Aspire initiative – one of the nation’s largest corporate commitments focused on college and career readiness –and is a reflection of AT&T’s continued efforts to improve local communities.
AT&T is in midst of a major infrastructure investment initiative called Project Velocity IP to significantly enhance and expand its wired and wireless networks in Tennessee and across the country. As of June of this year, AT&T has invested over $175 million in Tennessee which builds on top of nearly $1.4 billion dollars invested in Tennessee between 2010 and 2012 to meet growing consumer and business demand for wireless and broadband services. Earlier this year, AT&T announced it is hiring for 200 positions across Tennessee to support Project VIP and to serve its customers.