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The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services provides consulting solutions to help companies improve and grow. The UT CIS philosophy is to assess the company needs and provide only services that are value added. We utilize the most experienced consultants and most recent technologies. Resources with industry experience and University professors are available through the coordination of CIS Solutions Consultants as needed.

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Philip Trauernicht Memorial Scholarship for Rural Leaders

The Philip Trauernicht Annual Scholarship was created in memoriam of Philip Trauernicht. A native Tennessean, Philip spent three decades dedicating his career to economic and community development throughout Tennessee. His…

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AJC Highlight: From Job Seeker to Career Specialist

By Lillian Marcum American Job Centers (AJCs) of East Tennessee operate under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and are funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee. AJCs are there to assist job…

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Celebrating Three 2023 Retirees’ Legacies at UT Center for Industrial Service

This year, we bid farewell to three exceptional employees at the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) who have played a pivotal role in the organization's mission. Keith Ridley, Walter Idol and Beth…

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Free Energy Management and Smart Manufacturing Workshop

In partnership with UT Knoxville, the Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (TMEP) is excited to announce the East Tennessee Initiative for Smart Energy Management (ETISE).  This initiative has been made possible by a…

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East TN AJC Welcomes 70+ Job Seekers to November Job/Resource Fair

The East Tennessee American Job Center (AJC) proudly welcomed over 70 job seekers at a Knox County Job Fair and Resource Fair on November 9th. This event was held at the Knoxville American Job Center office(2700 Middlebrook Pike…

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UT Center for Industrial Services Certifies 100th Economic Developer

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) recently graduated the 18th class of its Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) Program.  This cohort brings the total number of Tennessee certified…

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