Partner of the Quarter


Lawrence County School System

The South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance (SCTWA) received a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to implement an entrepreneurial training program in four Lawrence and Lewis County high schools. Lawrence County School System has been an integral partner in making this program a success. The Program consists of 3 components.

The In School Component will serve approximately 40% of the senior classes (approximately 120 students) through the ARC- Youth Entrepreneurial Success (YES) program. This component will follow the REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning) provides curricula, training, and resources to help rural America grow through hands-on entrepreneurship education that prepares active, self-sufficient and productive citizens to contribute to their communities’ social and economic development. Seven 45 minute seminars will be presented throughout the school year at each of the 4 high schools.

The Summer Employment Component will serve 20 students selected from the 120 to participate in paid work experience in the summer of 2014. Students will be placed in employment with small business owners/entrepreneurs in their communities.

The Summer Training Component will allow 10 students to receive scholarships to attend a 4 day Entrepreneur Camp at Martin Methodist College June 2-4, 2014.