How Do I Get One?

Step 1

Contact A Counselor

Talk to your school’s guidance counselor, your college’s career advisor, or a Dream It! Do It! Tennessee career advisor to find out more information on available training resources and scholarships.
Step 2

Complete Training

You can complete training in as little as 12 months! Tennessee offers the following programs: 12–18 months, two-year degree, and four-year degree. Training time varies depending on your desired career path.

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Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Chattanooga
Step 3

Begin Your Career

Many advanced manufacturing training programs have 100% job placement in the state of Tennessee! Most manufacturers begin as a paid apprentice and move on to journeyman in 18 months.

Additional Resources
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Engineering career info – from manufacturing to chemical to mechanical.
A career guide to hundreds of occupations!
Programs to help you start your career.

Beginning with the Class of 2015, students in Tennessee may apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which will provide two years tuition-free education at a community college or technical school in Tennessee.

Find a mentor and make your post-secondary dream, a reality!