IPS Tennessee Language Center

Tennessee Foreign Language Institute Becomes Part of UT     

IPS Wins TNCPE Award
2017 IPS Annual Report
IPS Strategic Plan



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UT Institute for Public Service Names New Director for LEIC

KNOXVILLE – The UT Institute for Public Service (IPS) has tapped Clinton Police Chief Rick Scarbrough to serve as the
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Congress Must Continue Role in Ending Opioid Epidemic

Appeared as an Opinion article in the July 5, 2018 issue of the Knoxville News Sentinel By Chris Jones, training specialist,
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Tennessee Foreign Language Institute Becomes Part of UT

KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Foreign Language Institute is set to become an entity of the University of Tennessee system and
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Asset-based planning meeting

UT CIS Facilitates Asset-Based Planning Forums in Rural Counties

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community
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UT CIS Certifies State Economic Developers

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services graduated its eighth class recently through its Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED)
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Don’t Just Attract Workers, Keep Them

It is one thing to attract great talent. It is another thing to keep it. Tennessee’s automotive manufacturers have experienced
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I Discovered One of the Best Kept Secrets in Tennessee

By Tim Waldo, workforce development specialist, CIS (This article originally appeared on Waldo's LinkedIn page) Lately, many people have been congratulating me
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LEIC Offering Crime Prevention Course for Businesses

The UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center is partnering with the Chattanooga Police Department to officer Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
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