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Certified Learning

The Naifeh Center's Tennessee Certified Public Manager program allows graduates to earn graduate school credits.

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Jonathan Stewart

Hopeless No More

American job center helps build new lives.

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Maya Campbell, Spanish instructor

From Tunes to Letters

The Tennessee Language Center uses music, literature and calligraphy to help students learn.

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Ah-Ha Moments

A CIS resource consultant had a light bulb turn on, or maybe off, when he realized the amount of energy…

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A Calling as Public Servants

The Naifeh Center and Tennessee Human Resources partnership helps guide state employees.

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Bringing Broadband

CIS and the state Department of Economic Development partner to benefit rural counties.

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Not Lost in Translation

The Tennessee Language Center seeks to improve hospital patient experiences by training interpreters to interpret for those who do not…

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Opening Doors

Difficult conversations open the door to friendship for IPS coworkers.

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Responding to the Call

MTAS leads an innovative approach for fire departments.

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To Save a Life

MTAS looks at staffing needs for new animal shelter.

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Minding the Gap

CIS works to recruit for manufacturing jobs.

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Russell Toone assists a business owner with the government contracting process.

Continuing His Service

Veteran helps veteran-owned businesses.

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Making Government Work Better

A finance program reduces audit findings in municipalities.

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Sherry Costanza Steady

Steady As She Goes

Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps business owner Sherry Costanza Steady.

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Increasing Incidents

With the majority of drug overdose deaths attributed to opioids, UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center partnered with BlueCross Blue Shield…

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Hands On

Hands On

Law enforcement's forensic training heads to the woods.

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To Be an Optimist

To succeed in the business world, you need to be an optimist. At least, that’s what one UT alumnus says.…

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Training Specialist Chris Jones, left, and Training Coordinator Greg Coker participate in a firearm simulation at the LEIC in March.

Virtual Danger

Inside the Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s simulation of confrontation.

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Kevin Lauer (foreground) fire management consultant with CTAS, instructs Gary West, deputy commissioner, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, State Fire Marshal’s Office (left) and Patrick Sheehan (right) executive director for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

Firefighting Teamwork

Mutual aid is ensured by IPS planning, and provides resources beyond the means of any single fire department.

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Historic Timeline and Memorable Moments: 1917 – 2017

Noteworthy, events, people and moments from the past century

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Made in Tennessee

UT's Center for Industrial Services launched an initiative in 2013 to highlight in-state businesses and manufacturers.

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IPS Vice President Herb Byrd, right, visits with a neighbor at IPS block party.

Block Party for New Neighbors

In partnership with the UT Foundation, the Institute for Public Service hosted a neighborhood block party at IPS’ new offices…

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Zipping Along for 50 Years

Robert Kwasnik admits that, when he tells people what he does, he doesn’t always receive a warm response.

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