Shelbyville School Gets $970,000 Grant

Tennessee College of Applied Technology in ShelbyvilleTennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday the recipients of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition, a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities.
“These types of intentional partnerships between local agencies and their colleges or TCATS are what we want to see across the state as a significant piece of the Drive to 55 initiative,” Haslam said. “Tying the training and skills that our colleges are teaching directly to current workforce needs will help more Tennesseans qualify for good paying, high quality jobs.”
Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Shelbyville will receive a $970,000 grant as part of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP).
Funded by a $10 million appropriation by the General Assembly, the LEAP competition required applicants to respond to a competitive Request for Proposals that was released in September.