Advancing Workforce Equity Program

Workforce development is critical to the continued growth and development of Nashville. Through a $7.8 million dollar grant approved by the Metro Council, using funds from the American Rescue Plan, The Urban League of Middle Tennessee and Nashville State Community College are working collaboratively with industry, community, nonprofit, faith-based, and governmental organizations to expand the vision of workforce development and strengthen family foundations in Davidson County.



  1. College Readiness Pathway
  2. Workforce Pathway
    1. Advanced Manufacturing - Industrial Readiness Training
    2. Healthcare - Patient Care Technician
    3. Hospitality Management / Culinary Arts - ServSafe Certifications including Line Cook, Station Chef, and Hospitality
    4. Information Technology - User Support/Help Desk and Networking

Join the AWE Program


  • Must be a resident of Davidson County
  • Must be unemployed or underemployed (earning less than $15/hour)

Class Locations

Martha O'Bryan Center

711 S 7th Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Class Schedule

Ready to Reconnect Course
February 15, 2024
6 to 9p.m.

Join us for an orientation that includes an assessment of your career path, career interests, and knowing your "why" for going back to school or attending workforce training.

Patient Care Tech Certification Course
February 25 and 28
March 1, 4, 6,and 8
9a.m. to 3p.m.

Whether in a hospital, nursing home, long-term care facility, or doctor's office, technicians play a vital role in patient care. Working directly with patients and nurses, technicians typically assist with managing good and liquid intakes, monitoring vital signs, drawing blood, serving meals, adminitering IVs, and changing bedding.


For Application/Intake Form Questions

Dr. Kenisha Burke, Student Success Manager



Urban League of Middle Tennessee, Cathedral of Praise, Nashville General Hospital, Congregational Health Education Network, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency