What They’re Saying


“The group of students that I have worked with bring a passion to the job every day. I always see the group happy to be working and that is a difference maker for both our employees and our guests.” – Jeff O’Brien, Human Resources Director, Holiday Inn Nashville – West End

“The students are so proud to be part of our team. They love to learn new tasks.” – Kim Vann, Food and Beverage Director, Holiday Inn Nashville – West End

“We appreciate all the help from the students. They really do a great job.” – Mark Collingwood, Mailroom Supervisor, Nashville Public Library

“For the past ten years, our department has had the privilege of working with the Community Based Transition Program. Each of the students and teachers that we have worked with have been terrific and their work ethic is phenomenal. Once they are shown what needs to be done, they work fast and efficiently to finish the task. The students are a joy to work with.” – Kay Hammers, Staff Assistant, Food & Nutrition Services at Southern Hills Medical Center

“Working in the animal commissary preparing diets for all of the Nashville Zoo’s animals is something that requires very specific instructions; the diets must be weighed down to the gram. The students have become an integral part of the zoo’s weekly routines. They save the zoo a tremendous amount of time pre-bagging primate biscuits, nuts for the parrots, and weighing grain for anything from goats to elephants. It is critical they use the correct grains so the animals don’t get sick. The students are great to work with an have become invaluable.” – Stephanie Greene, Former Manager, Nashville Zoo Commissary