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Become a Work
Ready Intern

Work Ready is addressing two issues: the labor shortage in child care and the employment rate among lower income citizens. The program will recruit TANF eligible individuals to participate in a paid internship in early childhood classrooms while concurrently enrolling in postsecondary academic coursework or training in early childhood education.

If you would like to become an intern, apply below:

Woman participating in a paid internship in Early Child Care and Early Chilhood Education
Kids Playing with Lego


The goal of Work Ready is to provide a track towards permanent employment in the licensed child care industry. This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.

Referring Agencies

If you would like to become a providing agency, please apply below.

Work Ready, a program of Signal Centers, logo
Woman working in Early Child Care


We look forward to working with our partners to ensure happy outcomes for

our families and children. Below are a few of the services Work Ready offers.

  • Provide paid internships with high quality providers for up to 15 hours a week

  • Offer Educational training through Chattanooga State Technical Community College at our location

  • Provide holistic case management to meet familial need

Provider and Intern


View the attached document

to view qualifying requirements for providers and inters.

Work Ready Informational QR Code

Referral Form

Scan the QR code, complete

the application electronically,

or send paper copies to

Get Connected

Contact Work Ready today!



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