Job Training Assistance Programs (Tennessee)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Tennessee

Applies to States or Provinces Tennessee
Name Job Training Assistance Programs (Tennessee)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Training/Technical Assistance
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Job Training Assistance Programs in Tennessee are a combination of three programs: The FastTrack Job Training Assistance Program (FJTAP), The Tennessee Job Skills Program (TJS), and The Job Based Training Reimbursement Program (JBT).

The FJTAP is available to both new and expanding industries and begins with a company developing a training plan including the number of people to be hired, types of skills required and types of training needed. The plan is developed in conjunction with the FastTrack staff and is designed to be customizable and flexible. Reimbursements include classroom instruction, on-the-job training, development and coordination of instruction materials, and travel related to training.

The TJS is Similar to FJTAP, but with a focus on employers and industries that 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 that 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.

The JBT is a potentially faster program for reimbursement of training costs, companies may seek reimbursement from the state of Tennessee once a job creation commitment and cost per job is established. Once agreed upon with Department of Economic and Community Development, companies can seek reimbursement of 50% of the cost per job within the first 90 days after the job is created and maintained, while the remaining 50% can be claimed 180 days after the job is created and maintained.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Jeff Bolton
Department Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Address Eleventh Floor, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37243

Phone 615-253-1909


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tenn. Code 4-3
Date Effective 2010

Authority 2: House Bill 2344
Date Effective 2010