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WIOA Programs

Since assuming both fiscal and board staff responsibilities for the region’s Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs and the Northeast Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board in 2022, the First Tennessee Development District is committed to building and sustaining a workforce development system that promotes economic development, meets employer needs, and is responsive to the changing demands of the labor market. 

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is available to employers who have been pre-approved.  OJT is particularly encouraged in higher-skill occupations.  The employer must agree to continue to employ the individual after successful completion of the training.  OJT focuses on jobs involving the introduction of new technologies, production or service procedures; upgrading to new jobs that require additional skills or workplace literacy; or other appropriate purposes identified by the Board.

The employer can be in the private non-profit or private sector.  OJT provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of the job.  The employer is reimbursed up to 50 percent of the wage rate of the individual for the extraordinary costs of providing the training and increased supervision related to the training.   OJT is limited in duration based upon the target occupation for which the participant is being trained, the participant’s prior work experience and the service strategy.

OJT provides unique opportunities for participants who already possess some job-related skills and the knowledge to "learn as they earn".  By participating in training, the participant acquires new skills and knowledge while having the services as a full-time employee.  

American Job Centers

The FTDD is the Administrative Entity for the Northeast Tennessee American Job Center system and serves as staff to the Northeast Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board.

Visit Northeast Tennessee American Job Center's website here or the virtual American Job Center of Tennessee here


Carter County AJC

1500 Arney Street, Bld.1

Elizabethton, TN 37643

(423) 547-7515


Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Greene County AJC

128 Serral Drive, Ste 6

Greeneville, TN 37745

(423) 588-5600


Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Hancock County AJC

1861 Main Street

Sneedville, TN 37869

(423) 973-5016


Monday & Wednesday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Hawkins County AJC

107 E. Main St, Ste 100

Rogersville, TN 37857

(423) 293-3774


Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

AJC Locations

Johnson County AJC

222 W. Main Street

Mountain City, TN 37683

(423) 460-1566


Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Sullivan County AJC

1140 E. Center Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 224-1800


Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Unicoi County AJC

631 Sinasta Drive, Ste 6

Erwin, TN 37650

(423) 735-5773


Thursday & Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Washington County AJC

2515 Wesley Street

Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 610-0222


Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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