Participants – Skill Up Tennessee: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training

Participate in Skill Up Tennessee

What is Skill Up Tennessee?

Skill Up Tennessee is a program that provides SNAP Employment and Training services. We help SNAP participants gain the training and skills needed to get a good job. Our goal is to help you prepare for employment.


If you’re ready to move forward on your career path, we’re here to help.

Benefits of Skill Up Tennessee

We help clear your path to a career.


Things like training, testing, and uniforms cost money, and we can help.


We focus on short-term training leading to credentials that are in demand.


We will pair you with a Career Navigator who will work with you on your journey to help you meet your goals.


Supportive Services


Depending on need, participants may receive financial supports such as these for approved program activities:

  • ⋆ Gas Cards for Transportation

  • ⋆ Uniforms

  • ⋆Testing Fees

  • ⋆ Textbooks


To be eligible, participants must:

  • ⋆ Receive SNAP benefits

  • ⋆ Not receive TANF (Families First) cash assistance

  • ⋆ Be willing and able to work upon completion

Free Services

⋆ Work Readiness Training to help you gain knowledge and skills to prepare you for work

⋆ Career Navigation to help you find the job that’s right for you and provide the support you need

⋆ Individual Assessment to help you set and achieve employment goals

⋆ Support Services to help pay for your training and job search

⋆ Access to services such as adult education and vocational training to prepare you for success