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TTCU was Proud Sponsor of 'Bridges to Business’ Conference in Nashville

11/22/2016



On Nov. 18, The Tennessee Credit Union, along with The TTCU Academy of Business and Finance, Deloitte and The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, co-sponsored the 5th annual Academies of Nashville Business Conference, “Bridges to Business.”
 
This is a ½ day conference for MNPS High School Seniors filled with workshops and networking opportunities modeled after conferences that business professionals attend across industries. This year the conference was attended by 175 students from 10 different high schools who heard about business topics, careers, and secondary education opportunities.

TTCU's own VP Ann Kehayes, who is a major player in making sure this conference runs smoothly, presented a workshop called 'Financial Boot Camp.'

The day began with a warm welcome for the students including nametags, gift bags, a conference brochure, snacks and a photo op with classmates. Next Dr. Shawn Joseph, MNPS Director of Schools offered the keynote address and spent time thoughtfully answering student questions. The rest of the day offered 6 business-savvy breakout sessions and ended with a networking lunch.

The Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business and Finance Advisory Board (made up of teachers, administration, students, parents, and business partners) at Antioch High School has been planning this event since its inception 6 years ago during Advisory Board meetings. Our vision is for all partnership councils to offer their Seniors a similar professional conference experience. Along with the Business, Marketing, Information Technology Council in the Academies of Nashville there are four other Partnership Councils that meet regularly including: Arts/Media/ Communications, Engineering/Manufacturing/Industrial Technology, Hospitality/Tourism, and Health/Public/Service.

Business support is crucial to public education systems, which provide experiences that benefit our children and strengthen our communities.  The Tennessee Credit Union is proud to support the Academies of Nashville and Metro Nashville Public Schools.

To view a copy of the Bridges to Business conference program, click here.

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