Brownsville Mayor Bill Rawls Jr. will be on site to welcome the Tennessee Reconnect Community Bus as it stops in Haywood County on Wednesday, March 9th at 10:30 AM at the Brownsville Court Square. The Tennessee Reconnect bus will provide adults with free advising, career counseling, support, personalized paths to and through college and ultimately connect the community with degree attainment initiatives.
“We are happy to partner with the Southwest Tennessee Development District and theCo to bring the Tennessee Reconnect Bus to Brownsville and Haywood County,” says Mayor Bill Rawls, Jr. “Returning to or enrolling in college is a worthwhile experience that not only creates new opportunities and benefits for that individual and their family, but also raises the level of jobs that can be filled by local candidates.”
Citizens of Brownsville and Haywood County can find further advice and counseling from the Tennessee Reconnect team at the following location:
Date: Wednesday, March 9th
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Brownsville Court Square (next to Flex Fitness)
Address: 5 N Ct Square, Brownsville, TN 38012
About Tennessee Reconnect
Tennessee Reconnect is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative, a statewide effort to increase Tennessee’s educational attainment rate from 37 percent to 55 percent by the year 2025. Tennessee Reconnect Communities were established in 2016 by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in partnership with The Graduate Network and through technical assistance and funding from Lumina Foundation and the State of Tennessee. Currently, over 900,000 adults in Tennessee have at least some college credits, but have not yet earned a degree. Tennessee Reconnect Communities (TRCs) are locally-based collaboratives focused on empowering adults to complete a postsecondary degree or credential. Each TRC is comprised of local leaders from the community, employers and higher education institutions, each focused on a localized plan to engage adults in the area.
Founded in 1823, the City of Brownsville is located in the heart of West Tennessee. With a diverse population of more than 10,000 residents, agriculture and education have been the backbone of the community for almost 200 years. To find more about what is happening in Brownsville, please go to www.brownsvilletn.gov