Workforce & Education
WHERE EDUCATION AND INNOVATION MEET.
Overton County takes educating its workforce seriously. The high school graduation rate far exceeds the national average. Five area higher education institutions give the next generation of workers ample opportunity to better their skills. Area businesses, such as ABC INOAC Exterior Systems, LLC, Duraflame and Parker Seals have partnerships in place with the area TCATs to train workers in the automotive and advanced manufacturing industries.
With a total labor force of more than 9,000 people, Overton County supports the automotive, appliance, medical, electrical and manufacturing industries.
Tennessee is leading the way in education reform by increasing the number of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications through the Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect. As the first state in the country with these initiatives, Tennessee promises employers the support of highly skilled workers.
Total Labor Force
Tennesseans Employed in Advanced Manufacturing in Overton County
Students Enrolled in 5 Regional Higher Education Institutions
Schools & Education
Our trained workforce starts with our strong high school graduation rates. At 87.1 percent, Overton County ranks well above the nation's 83 percent rate. Many of these students go on to continue their education at one of the five area higher education institutions.
Postsecondary options include 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.