IPS leaders gather with graduates of the Tennessee Certified Public Manager program.

Government Employees Earn Certified Public Manager Designation

Participants in the Tennessee Certified Public Manager (CPM) program, based in the UT Institute for Public Service’s Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, graduated in February at the Capitol Building
in Nashville.

Twenty-five participants from local, state and federal government positions graduated as members of the program’s 2019 class. In just its second year, the Tennessee CPM program had cohorts in both Knoxville and Nashville. The Knoxville class had nine participants, while Nashville had 16. Currently, the Naifeh Center has CPM cohorts in Knoxville, Nashville and Jackson.

Language Centers Hold Interpreter Fair

The Tennessee Language Center (TLC) and UT Knoxville Language Resource Center partnered to hold an interpreter fair. Both organizations contract with interpreters across the state to fill their interpretation and translation needs.

TLC provides language instruction, translation and interpretation services, professional development for interpreters, translators and language instructors. They serve state government and its employees, the business community, foreign language educators and the public at large.

Gibson Brands Begins TWI Journey

a row of electric Les Paul, SG standard and  ES-335 guitars
Gibson Brands, headquartered in Nashville, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians. Recently, the company was looking for assistance with the implementation of Training Within Industry (TWI) at its manufacturing facilities.

Gibson Brands chose UT Center for Industrial Services to provide training in the TWI Job Instruction Program. The company has many skilled craftsmen creating the guitars and was looking for a way to impart proficiency to new employees.

TWI is a proven job-training method designed to provide supervisors with the ability to lead, instruct and improve skills. The TWI approach may assist companies that are experiencing changing workforce demographics. It provides a method to capture institutional knowledge, skills and experience needed to train the
next generation
of workers.