The Southwest Region of Tennessee, in conjunction with The National Rural Education Association and the Tennessee Board of Regents, has developed the Career Resource Network to help strengthen economic development in rural communities within the region. This regional digital portal provides one-stop access to resources and tools for school, staff, parents, and students in Chester, Henderson, Decatur and Perry regions.

Teachers & Administrators

Access professional development and instructional resources.

Students & Parents

Explore career pathways and learn about opportunities in your region.

Employer Connections

Connect with high-value employers to engage in local opportunities.


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Virtual Meet the Employers Event - November 12, 2020 - 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (CST)

The world may be changing, but the need to connect high quality job candidates with superior employers is not. Members from the TN Department of Education, TN Pathways, American Job Centers of TN, and SkillsUSA TN Postsecondary have teamed up to host virtual meet the employer events to connect students, educators, and industry partners. through our Virtual Meet the Employers event on November 12, 2020 from 9:00 am-2:30 pm (CST). Click on this link to watch a 3 minute video about our Tennessee Virtual Meet the Employers event!

There is NO COST to employers to register and create a Virtual Booth through our Premier Platform. Click here for additional information.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded the Tennessee Board of Regents a Rural Community Development Initiative grant to improve educational and workforce readiness in rural counties. The Southwest Tennessee Career Readiness Network provides access to resources and tools for school staff, parents and students.


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