Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams announces Work-Based Learning Grant for House District 42

By | January 9, 2018 6:04 am

State Representative Ryan Williams, of Cookeville

House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) announced yesterday that the Putnam County School System is one of 29 recipients of the Work-Based Learning Grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development.

The funds are designed to assist with the development or expansion of work-based learning programs that promote career awareness and student readiness in grades K-12. Work-Based Learning is a strategy used by the state’s educators that provides students with experiences to learn and develop skills that will enhance their opportunities for future employment.

Applicants are eligible for up to $25,000 with a local match requirement based on each community’s economic status. New and expanded programs are eligible for the award.

“This investment by the TNECD in our community is tremendous news for our youngest citizens,” said Chairman Williams. “When we support our children and provide them with innovative opportunities to further their education and overall experience, all of Tennessee benefits.”

In total, TNECD awarded more than $710,000 to school districts that have designed programs to promote career skills and readiness among Tennessee students.

Additional information about the Work-Based Learning Grants can be found by clicking here.

Williams serves as Chairman of the House Republican Caucus. He also serves as a member of the House Finance, Ways & Means Committee and Subcommittee, as well as the House Government Operations, House Health, and the House Calendar & Rules Committees. Williams lives in Cookeville and represents House District 42, which includes a portion of Putnam County. He can be reached by email at or by calling (615) 741-1875.


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