Workforce Development

SHRM Chattanooga's Workforce Readiness Committee regularly monitors and evaluates local activity concerning workforce readiness plans and opportunities and encourages chapter members' involvement and activities impacting the workforce readiness arena.


workforce readiness Resources


TN Reconnect

TNReconnect through Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga State seeks to locate and re-engage adults as a part of Tennessee's Drive to 55 campaign. Chattanooga State connects qualifying students to financial support so they can secure the education they desire right now. To see if you're eligible for TN Reconnect simply check out the "Guidelines to Qualify" below. Then, if you're eligible, please complete the TN Reconnect Application.

Contact us:
Phone:  423-697-3346
Email:  [email protected]

City of Chattanooga OFfice of Workforce Development

The Office of Workforce Development was created in 2018 to further Chattanooga's workforce by connecting residents to the resources they need for economic success. We believe that Chattanooga residents who want to work should be put to work, and we are dedicated to breaking down the barriers that might be keeping them from general employment or a higher paying job.

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UTC Manufacturing Excellence program (MEP)

UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Department of Engineering Management and Technology, and the Center for Professional Education are excited to offer the Manufacturing Excellence Program to the Chattanooga community. The program is designed to offer participants with the skills and training they need to be effective in the workplace. Course topics include self-analysis, communication, punctuality, and safety.  

Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce talent Development resources

The Chattanooga Chamber’s talent team is committed to supporting policies, programs and strategies that develop diverse, local talent pipelines. Below you’ll find information about ongoing engagement opportunities and events. If you are interested in volunteering or for more information about the full breadth of our work please contact, [email protected]  

Urban Leage of greater Chattanooga Workforce Development Program

The Urban League’s Workforce Development program assists unemployed or underemployed individuals within Chattanooga. The Urban League Workforce Program aligns its services with the WOIA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) in order to ensure that individuals are well equipped with the skills needed to obtain employment. These job training services will include computer training, job searching, resume building, and interview preparation. The program also provides annual job fairs, resume building classes, computer coding classes, and employer informational sessions. 

The program objectives are designed to assist individual’s opportunities for employment, education, and further training and services to be competitive in the labor market and suitable to the demands of employers in the global economy. 

Chattanooga Endeavors

We are striving for a day when legitimate second chances are accessible to all former offenders and their loved ones in the Chattanooga area.

Everyone deserves a second chance. However, second chances can be hard to find for former offenders and their loved ones. Through grassroots efforts and community initiatives that are restorative in nature and that provide realistic hope for those who have been affected by the criminal justice system, Chattanooga Endeavors creates second chances for men, women, and their loved ones to overcome the stigma of incarceration, to regain purpose in their lives, to become contributive members of the community, and to build a better tomorrow for all.

We do this by providing training, counseling, and support services that remove the barriers to meaningful employment and that teach the skills needed to enter the workforce and live within the law.

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SHRM CHattanooga contact

For more information view the Workforce Readiness Pamphlet and contact:

Workforce Readiness Director

Deborah Duncan

[email protected]