Youth Villages will be hosting a hiring event adding 200 Staff Members:
Tuesday, Dec. 10
3320 Brother Blvd.
Care Staff - Nurses - Teachers - Counselors - Night Monitors
They are adding 100,000 square feet to their Bill’s Place campus located here in Bartlett, TN. This new facility will have state of the art aesthetics to ensure a wonderful environment for students and staff alike. It will double their resident capacity, and add a gym, theater, outdoor pool, neuro-feedback room, sensory room, health clinic, yoga room, hair salon and family rooms for visits.
“We’re going to make sure we have the necessary support services to give all the young people the best that we have to help meet their greatest needs so they can leave here, return to their community and really have a better chance for success,” Lawler said.
Planning for the project began seven or eight years ago with the initial concept calling simply for adding a gymnasium to the existing boys’ center. The plan blossomed into the current 100,000-square-foot addition.
Bill’s Place is dedicated to William “Bill” and Marjorie Lawler, the parents of Patrick Lawler. Bill was born during the Great Depression and lost his mother when he was 2 years old. He grew up in an orphanage for a number of years, which led to a desire in his son to help children.
The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Youth Villages to help accomplish the impact they have on each of their students. We’ll be celebrating the holidays with them next week in our Holiday Heroes Annual Party and Gift event next week at the Bartlett Campus.
To Read the DailyMemphian's coverage of the expansion, click here.
Business Facilities' 2019 State rankings are out, and Tennessee tops the list for Best Business Climate. This echoes the message that Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has spread about the outstanding business climate and workforce of the Volunteer State. Business Facilities' Editor in Chief, Jack Rodgers, notes Tennessee's "customized workforce training, prefertilized sites or lower industrial electricity costs" as the points that raise it above the crowd.
In Shelby County, a priority has been put on developing sound workforce training in order to ensure companies that they will have a sustainable pipeline of skilled workers. Bartlett High school has a leading CNC Machining program and an extensive CTE vocational class program that allows students to graduate with credit towards their Technical Degree. Through their partnership with the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council, local Technical Schools and Community Colleges have coordinated with local industry, tailoring their curriculum to ensure graduates have the skills they need to be productive workers. More and more, companies are finding Shelby County, and Tennessee as a whole, to be a great place to do business.
To read deeper into Business Facilities' State Rankings, click here.
A new Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) campus is set to break ground in the heart of the Bartlett Corporate Park. An article by the Daily Memphian explanis "The ultimate goal of the new campus is to increase workforce capacity for existing companies in the Memphis area, helping to keep their production here.
“This facility will be important for our region because it will allow us to train more students in really high-demand areas, with a focus on medical device, heating and air conditioning, mechatronics, automotive and heavy equipment,” Rayner said.
"More than 200 jobs are available locally in the medical device industry alone."
The new campus will provide training for industries such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning; automotive; industrial maintenance; information technology; advanced manufacturing; and heavy equipment.
Read the full article here.
Memphis medical device makers aim to steer Bartlett High students into vocational training and $60,000 jobs. This is being done as part of a broader strategy put together by the GMMDC to create a pipeline of skilled workers to the Medical Device Industry.
The Greater Memphis Area contains the second largest cluster of Orthopedic and Spine Medical Device companies in the nation. As this industry continues to expand, innovative solutions to the workforce needs are being developed.
Read the full article here.