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Vocational education program among new Tennessee laws effective Wednesday

The Center Square | Vivian Jones | 6/30/20

A vocational education program by Gov. Bill Lee is one of several laws that go into effect Wednesday in Tennessee.

The Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Act will provide dual enrollment grants to high school juniors and seniors to complete credits in high-skill, high-demand trades at community colleges and the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT). It also establishes regional partnerships to provide new work-based learning and apprenticeship programs for vocational education.

Vocational education has been a priority for the Lee administration. The GIVE Act was the first legislative proposal Lee laid out in his first State of the State address in 2019.

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