Workforce & Education
Pepared for modern industry.
Lake County's skilled workforce plays a key role in ensuring business success. The Lake County team has partnerships in place with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville to develop specialized training skills programs to meet your targeted workforce needs and ensure a steady pipeline of qualified candidates.
Lake County was the first in the state to be certified as an ACT® Work Ready Community. Work Ready Communities participate in ACT's program to help job seekers prove career readiness and help employers recruit better-prepared employees. Lake County is also a ThreeStar Certified Community, focused on job-related education and workforce development along with fiscal strength and efficiency.
Lake County is home to agribusiness, steel, logistics and energy companies with a combined workforce of nearly 2,000 workers. With its close proximity to interstates, ports, and railways, Lake County provides the advantages of a Foreign Trade Zone and cost-efficient shipping.
Tennessee's innovative workforce partnerships and education reform are developing qualified candidates for skills in high demand. 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 only state in the country with these initiatives, Tennessee promises employers the support of highly skilled workers.
Tennesseans Employed in The Energy Technology Sector
Students Enrolled at Regional Higher Education Institutions
Investment in Port of Cates Landing
Schools & Education
Postsecondary options include Dyersburg State Community College, College of Applied Technology - Newbern, as well as several additional community college options within 45 miles.