GIVE ACT / Vocational Education — In 2019, the General Assembly established the GIVE ACT. The purpose of the Act iss to establish the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Act to develop work-based learning and apprenticeship opportunities through regional partnerships. This is to allow youg persons to get credit for vocational work.
The statute does not affect some scholarships and grants.
Since 2005, Tennessee has provided lottery funds for higher education coursework while students are still in high school. The current dual enrollment program provides full funding for two college courses and a portion of a third. The GIVE Dual Enrollment Grant will provide additional money to fully fund the third and fourth courses for students dual-enrolled in a TCAT or Community College teaching a high-skill, high-demand trade, as determined by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) Board of Directors.
In 2018, over 28,000 students received a total of $21.5 million in lottery funding for dual enrollment.