Colleges and Programs

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

College Scholarships, Tennessee – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.

Tennessee College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, numerous options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.

Tennessee Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom – WOW is this a great resource for elementary school teachers. There are lesson plans, summer workshops, garden grant applications…..lots of activities and exercises to help bring agriculture into the classroom.

Most Affordable Colleges in Tennessee – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Tennessee institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.

TBR The College System of Tennessee – Are you just out of high school? Or, perhaps you are an adult looking for a fresh start. The Tennessee Board of Regents has a consortium of 40 community and technical colleges across the state offering more than 400 programs of study. Take a look and see if this could possibly be a first step towards your career readiness journey.

Teacher Certification Degrees, Tennessee – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Tennessee, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.

Pick Tennessee Products, Fun and Education – As a part of the Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture, here is a list of educational fun activities for the young student. There is no charge for the activities as Pick Tennessee Products is a non-profit organization.

East Tennessee Historical Society, Education – This webpage on the Society’s website is a gem of a find. Educational resources are quite plentiful and of good integrity offering student programs, teacher workshops and resources.

Healthcare Pathways, Tennessee – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Tennessee relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.

Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce, Occupations in Demand – Before you commit to that higher education institution and program, perhaps take a quick look at this webpage on the state government website to see if the job you have in mind will actually be in demand in the future.


Job Seekers and Career

Tennessee Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.

iHireConstruction, Tennessee – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Tennessee? Look no further than this search tool.

State of Tennessee, Preferred Service Jobs – You can view the most recent job openings posted or search all of the openings for the state on this convenient portal.

Apprenticeship TN – Seven state agencies work together to bolster the number of apprenticeships in Tennessee. Learn about the apprenticeship program and browse the opportunities on this state government sponsored website.

Tennessee Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of Tennessee by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.

Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce, Jobs4TN – This helpful resource is for job seekers, business employers, adult education and unemployment assistance. Whether you are looking for a job, need an employee for a job, want more education for a future job or need to file for loss of job benefits, the career services are plentiful on this website.

Tennessee Library Association, Career Center – Here is a convenient tool for you that allows you to search on various keywords and parameters. Nothing earth-shattering relative to job search capabilities, but it just might do the trick.


Leadership and Development

Tennessee Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.

Tennessee Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Tennessee is what you need, look here!

Tennessee Manufacturing Association – This organization has a very simple goal: to serve as the unified voice of manufacturers in the state by advocating for legislation that benefits businesses of all sizes.

TAEA (Tennessee Alternative Education Association) – Here is a membership organization dedicated to exemplary practice, professional development, knowledge sharing, public policy development and advocacy aimed at advancing alternative and nontraditional education across the state of Tennessee.

Made in Tennessee – The mission of this group is to advance and celebrate Tennessee manufacturers and their products. This is accomplished by raising awareness of the products made in Tennessee and providing resources to help the state’s manufacturing base grow.


Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

Tennessee Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.

How to Start a Business in Tennessee – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.

Tennessee Small Business Alliance – Here is a statewide small business advocacy organization run by entrepreneurs who ‘have your back’ when it comes to delivering information and resources that promote your success. This is done with active engagement in public policy solutions as, so often, this is a key part of an equitable and diverse thriving economy.

Starting Your Business in Tennessee – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Tennessee business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.

BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.

Tennessee Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.



Operation Stand Down Tennessee – This organization offers comprehensive resources focused on transition, employment, benefits, peer engagement, volunteerism and connection to the community.

Tennessee Department of Veterans Services – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.

Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.

The American Legion – Tennessee – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.