Training & Workforce Assistance
FastTrack Job Training Assistance Program (FJTAP)
Available to both new and expanding companies, the FastTrack Job Training Assistance Program is Tennessee’s initiative to support industrial recruitment and expansion through direct training assistance for newly hired employees, employees in upgraded positions, and employees retained through instruction. FastTrack staff helps a company plan, develop and implement a customized training program that meets initial training needs with follow up to insure each phase of the training program is effective and flexible. The state may reimburse up to 100% of eligible training costs. For more information, visit: http://www.tennessee.gov/ecd/BD_FastTrack.html
Tennessee Job Skills (TJS)
Similar to FJTAP, but with a focus on employers and industries which create high skill, high wage jobs in emerging, high-demand and technology focused sectors of the economy. Training staff will work with companies to develop a unique, flexible, comprehensive training plan which meets the company’s initial training needs and will then follow up to insure each phase of the program meets the company’s needs. Companies track costs and apply to the state for reimbursement. Reimbursement rates depend on the level of training and the types of instructors utilized. For more information, visit: http://www.state.tn.us/ecd/BD_job_skills.html
Applicant Recruitment and Screening
Utilizing the company’s job specifications, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will recruit and screen job applicants through the department’s Job Service Division. Those applicants meeting the company’s criteria will be forwarded to the company for hiring consideration. For more information, visit: http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/jobserv.htm and http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/cc/cccounty_files/shelby.htm.
Training & Certification
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development provides:
Leadership training for supervisors, team leaders and managers on interpersonal skills required to motivate employees.
Team training where interpersonal communication is essential between supervisors and team members.
Instructor certification based on a company’s specific requirements.
For more information, visit: http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/jobserv.htm.
Workforce Investment Network
Workforce Investment Network is a community resource dedicated to improving employment opportunities in Memphis, Shelby County, and Fayette County. WIN integrates the resources and activities of several federal programs. By fusing these programs into one focused workforce development service location, WIN helps match job seekers with local businesses who are hiring, and provides residents with services, training, skills, and education to promote personal growth and professional advancement.
For more information about the Workforce Investment Network, visit workforceinvestmentnetwork.com.