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Crice appointed to head new Tennessee Pathways office

12-13-2017


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut





MARTIN, Tenn. – Pathways Tennessee, a statewide program intended to help Tennesseans prepare for successful careers, recently established an office on the main campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin and named Justin Crice, of Martin, regional coordinator. This office, known as Pathways Northwest, is housed under the UT Martin College of Education, Health and Behavioral Sciences and supervised by Cindy West, college dean.

“We are thrilled to work with Justin because (Pathways Tennessee) has the ability to connect industry and education in our local communities by helping students develop the flexible future skills that are essential in an ever-changing workforce,” said West.

The Tennessee Department of Education contacted UT Martin and asked the university to serve as the intermediary organization for the Northwest Tennessee Pathways office. Crice hopes to help strengthen the region through connections with local governments, businesses, industry leaders and school systems.

Crice holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Murray State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Western Kentucky University. In his new role as regional coordinator, he will work as an intermediary between industries and educators to ensure Northwest Tennessee’s students have access to the education and training necessary for a seamless transition into the workforce.

Pathways Northwest will host an initial meeting with regional stakeholders at 8 a.m., Jan. 12, in room 206 of UT Martin’s Boling University Center to provide an overview of the initiative, discuss regional workforce data and talk about partnership opportunities.

For more information or if you would like to attend this meeting, contact Crice at 731-881-7220 or email jcrice@utm.edu.

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