Workforce & Education
Work Ready For Anything and Everything.
The broad scope of industries in Henderson County translates to a workforce skilled and ready for high-tech manufacturing, transportation, logistics and construction. The work ethic and craftsmanship of our labor pool means that major automotive companies, including Toyota and GM, rely on us for auto parts they can trust, and the U.S. military comes to our companies for structural components, rigging and radiators.
Our workforce is a product of our strong sense of community. Multiple corporate site selectors have told us that the friendly, safe community and deeply ingrained work ethic were the deciding factors in locating here.
Local schools and colleges support the development of soft skills as well as technology and multiple business/community initiatives. Industrial skills, mechatronics and other technical capabilities are the focus of many educational and training programs in Henderson County, an ACT Work Ready community.
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 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 Henderson County
Schools & Education
Our trained workforce begins learning technical skills as early as middle and high school through computer coding classes, working with drones and robotics. Area community colleges and technical schools provide training in industrial maintenance, welding, robotics, mechatronics and more.
Postsecondary options include Bethel University, Freed-Hardeman University, Jackson State Community College, Lane College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McKenzie and Union University.