Education Opportunities

From earning a high school equivalency to gaining credentials that can improve your work opportunities, the state has a number of programs and information to reach your goals.

Get Enrolled

A new job or promotion can be yours by earning your High School Equivalency Diploma. Students can get a High School Equivalency Diploma by taking the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®).

American Job Centers

Nearly 2,400 American Job Centers (AJCs), funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, are located throughout the United States. AJCs can help you look for work and offer job search workshops, free computer access, and more. Learn more at the website. gives you an unprecedented amount of jobs averaging 90,000 available everyday. With an industry leading resume tool, labor market information, and the most Tennessee jobs in any search engine, more than four million Tennesseans have successfully landed a job in the past 12 months.​

Foreign Language Assistance

Integrated English Literacy/Civics (IELC) classes are designed to teach the English language and civics to non-native English speakers and develop their listening, speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary skills in English. 


Tennessee Reconnect is Governor Bill Haslam’s initiative to help adults enter higher education so that they may gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential.

On-the-Job Training Grants

When an employer identifies the need to fill a vacant position, he often has a choice of hiring a skilled worker or a worker who needs to have additional training. If the employer is willing to hire an individual who has no prior experience in the vacant position, an on-the-job training contract may be developed with the Local Workforce Development Area.