Ready Workforce. Thriving Businesses.
Cumberland County, Tennessee believes in the importance of a skilled workforce. Drawing workers from neighboring counties to include a total regional labor shed of about 300,000—and with six regional higher education institutions—Cumberland County and the surrounding region give area businesses access to plenty of trained workers.
Many of the educational institutions partner with businesses to develop a workforce to meet immediate and future needs. Area TCATs (Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology) and Roane State Community College's satellite campus offer training programs for those who want to immediately enter the workforce, as well as partner with each other to develop stronger training programs in organization management and education. Businesses such as StonePeak and TLG Logistics offer direct training programs, and StonePeak trains construction companies on how to install their tile.
Tennessee is leading the way in education reform by increasing the number of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications through the Tennessee Promise and TN Reconnect. As the first state in the country with these initiatives, Tennessee's higher education initiatives ensure employers have the support of highly skilled workers.
Total Labor Force
Tennesseans Employed in Advanced Manufacturing in Cumberland County
Students Enrolled in Six Regional Higher Education Institutions
SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
Cumberland County's trained workforce starts with its high-achieving schools, where the high school graduation rate and college going rate consistently rank on par with state averages. The area ACT scores are above the state average, making students more than ready for advanced training at one of the six regional higher education institutions, including Bryan College-Dayton, Roane State Community College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crossville, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston and Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.