In an effort to increase the number of work-ready residents in the state, CMT has joined forces with TBR – The College System of Tennessee, for a free multi-city concert tour targeting rural areas of the state this spring to encourage Tennesseans to pursue higher education. The tour will begin on April 3 and travel to four community colleges across the state.
The partnership was announced last fall at the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Presidents’ Meeting in Nashville and aims to encourage more Tennesseans to attend college—whether to earn an academic degree or a technical or occupational degree or certificate. CMT’s “Empowering Education” initiative offers four community colleges across the state the opportunity to receive additional support at a local level, including a free concert at each stop featuring CMT’s Next Women of Country artist, Courtney Cole.
“As someone who graduated from college in Tennessee, I am thrilled to be working with CMT and TBR to spread the message of the potential education has to change your life,” Cole says. “I can’t wait to tour the state, put on a really fun show, and encourage people to follow their dreams.”
Among the colleges she will visit are Dyersburg Community College (April 3), Jackson State Community College (April 4), Motlow State Community College (April 9), and Pellissippi State Community College (April 10).
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