By creating a limited number of (or some specific) four-year baccalaureate degrees, Chattanooga State is responding to industry needs. A number of employers have requested that Chattanooga State develop these workforce-specific degrees so they can find qualified employees within the community and avoid recruiting out-of-state and out-of-region. As Governor Haslam says: “We want Tennesseans to get Tennessee jobs. We have to provide
This infographic showing 92% of Tennessee’s Community College graduates who pursue employment are hired within a year was provided by Tennessee’s Community Colleges. It is based on 2010 data from thirteen Tennessee Board of Regents Community Colleges including Chattanooga State. You may also like to know the average first-year earnings of a community college graduate in Tennessee is $38,948, according to a study by CollegeMeasures.org.
Congratulations to our friends at First Tennessee for their upcoming 150th anniversary on March 25, 2014. Check out this generous and spectacular way they will mark this milestone:
Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS): A Community College/High School Collaboration
Each year, 70% of Tennessee students entering college after high school graduation require remediation in math. The three-year graduation rate for students placed in remedial math upon matriculation to community college hovers at a dismal five percent. Translation: these students are not going to make it.
Please save the date and make plans to attend Chattanooga State Foundation’s Dinner of Firsts 2014 to be held on Thursday evening, October 16, 2014. The Dinner of Firsts is our signature fundraising event with a toast and a roast honoring a community leader who is the first in their family to attend college. This third annual dinner event will honor Chattanooga’s one and only Leonard Fant with Grady Williams serving as event chair. Our Dinner of Firsts will once again be held at The Chattanoogan, and we look forward to another sold-out event.
Greetings! What a fantastic time to be alive in this wonderful and technologically advanced world! I awake to pleasant alarm sounds each morning, listen to books streamed from the Internet on my way into work, receive and answer sweet texts from my wife during the day, and keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family while traveling in my Bluetooth connected car. I am more productive with my time now than at any other time during my 30-year career.
Chattanooga State has been a local leader in supporting entrepreneurs since before startups became cool. Through our local office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC), Chattanooga State TSBDC employees deliver programs and services to area small businesses with regional partners like our local Chamber of Commerce and The Company Lab.
“We have to train young people for the economy of the future, just like you do here at Chattanooga State Community College!” -Futurist Dr. Michio Kaku
Internationally distinguished theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku returned to Chattanooga State last week and told a large crowd of students, faculty and community members that “to understand