NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) announced today that Washington County has been awarded $5,000 in ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). Washington County is applying the grant funds for the Talent Connect workforce alignment program.
“I am pleased the Talent Connect program will receive this grant and continue its mission of familiarizing college students with Johnson City, its top employers and the many career opportunities in the area,” said Crowe. “By bringing students in and showing them all the area has to offer, future employers have the opportunity to engage with students before they enter the competitive job market.”
TNECD awarded ThreeStar Competitive Grants to 63 of the 75 applicants. The grants will be used for establishing new programs or continuing existing programs across the state. ThreeStar programs focus on best practices in five key community areas including jobs and economic development, fiscal strength and efficient government, public safety, health, education and workforce development.
“Congratulations to the local officials who have secured this grant. I look forward to seeing the many ways Talent Connect continues to benefit our community and economy,” added Crowe.