Training the Next Generation.
Marshall County is committed to producing a highly skilled, adept workforce. With a 94 percent high school graduation rate feeding into strong postsecondary options, as well as 3.2 percent unemployment rate, Marshall County's citizens are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to fuel the many ever-growing industrial opportunities. The strong economic development partnerships between area schools, businesses, community leaders and surrounding counties help residents transition from students to trained employees.
Thanks to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and the Spot Lowe Technology Center, Marshall County has a strong workforce in automotive and advanced manufacturing. The Marshall Works Well program, which promotes manufacturing careers to Marshall County students, works with area schools to give annual tours in order to ensure students visit at least four manufacturing facilities before they graduate high school.
Tennessee is leading the way in education reform by increasing the number of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications through Tennessee Promise and TN Reconnect. As the only state in the country with these initiatives, Tennessee's higher education initiatives ensure employers have the support of highly skilled workers.
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SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
Marshall County schools have a high school graduation rate of 95 percent—well above the state's average—and have been recognized across the state as exemplary. The Marshall Works Well program works with area schools to educate students about manufacturing, health care, IT and other sector jobs in the community.
Postsecondary options include Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro, Columbia State Community College, Middle Tennessee State University and University of Tennessee-Southern.