McKenzie Todd

386 TN-91  
Elizabethton, TN 37643

mtodd@ab-t.org

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A Conversation With Northeast Tennessee Reconnect

Serving a six county region surrounding Elizabethton, TN,  the Northeast Tennessee Reconnect Community joined the Network in 2016.

Why does this work matter? Why are you building a pathway locally for adults to come back and complete a degree?

Northeast Tennessee Reconnect Community empowers adult Tennesseans to and through completion of a credible certificate or degree. We do this by partnering with local community based organizations, employers, local government and higher education institutions, with the promise of providing free, high-quality appreciative advising, career counseling, support, and a personalized path to and through college. Together we seek to make a positive generational impact through education, career readiness, workforce development, and economic growth by aligning existing resources, removing barriers, and creating new opportunities for adult Tennesseans.

Who were your first champions?

Our first Champions in east Tennessee were the Alliance for Business and Training and the American Job Centers.

What's your goal? What are you aiming for?

The goals of the Northeast Tennessee Reconnect Community are to: assist 400 Northeast Tennesseans to enroll and persist in post-secondary education by December 2017, with the ultimate outcome of completion, in order to help increase the percentage of working adults with a postsecondary degree or credential to at least 55% in Tennessee by the year 2025 in order to meet local and regional employer demands for highly skilled and educated workers; build a culture of adult college-going in the target counties; expand employment and educational opportunities for adults; and improve the economic base and quality of life for individuals, families, and the communities served. Our project is a part of the larger Drive to 55 initiative.

Why is your community an awesome place?

While Northeast Tennessee is a beautiful place to live and work, it is the good people of this region that really make it an awesome place.

Community Advising Locations

American Job Center Elizabethton
386 Hwy 91
Elizabethton, TN 37644
423-547-7515 ext. 121

American Job Center Johnson City
2515 Wesley St.
Johnson City, TN 37601
423-610-0222 ext. 215

Advising Staff

2 advising staff
1 FT, 1 PT

Mission/Goal

Our Vision

Every adult Tennessean accesses high-quality advising, guiding them through open doors to post-secondary education once perceived as closed, ensuring long-term success for families, communities, and the entire state.

 

Our Mission

Northeast Tennessee Reconnect Community empowers adult Tennesseans to and through completion of a credible certificate or degree. We do this by partnering with local community based organizations, employers, local government and higher education institutions, with the promise of providing free, high-quality appreciative advising, career counseling, support, and a personalized path to and through college. Together we seek to make a positive generational impact through education, career readiness, workforce development, and economic growth by