The Tennessee Association of Colleges and Employers is an association of Tennessee colleges and universities, state and technical institutes, and employers of students and graduates of these institutions who have joined together to accomplish the following:
- To enhance understanding and cooperation among institutions of higher education and their employers.
- To promote high standards of education, work, and ethical practices, and the general professional development of individuals within the profession.
- To plan and implement programs addressing pertinent issues at the state and local level.
- To strengthen and maintain the triangular relationship among students, employers and the post secondary educational institutions.