Workforce & Education
DEVELOPING AN ELITE WORKFORCE.
Carter County, Tennessee, truly believes in the positive impact an educated workforce can make. Partnering with regional governments to develop a stronger community and economy, Carter County is a member of the First Tennessee Development District and is striving to become an ACT Work Ready Community, which will not only further train the more than 23,000 workers in Carter County, but will also help develop future generations.
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Elizabethton recently underwent a $16 million renovation, and it now has training for welding, electronics, torque certification, hydraulics and more. In partnership with Chrysler, Trane, Snap-on Incorporated and other area businesses, The TCAT is preparing area residents for skilled jobs. Carter County is also home to Milligan College, an East Tennessee State University satellite campus and Northeast State Community College.
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.
Tennesseans Employed in Advanced Manufacturing in Carter County
Students Currently Enrolled in 5 Regional Higher Education Institutions
Total Labor Force
Schools & Education
Our trained workforce receives the highest quality education, with five higher education institutions in the area. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton offers some of the most advanced training for the manufacturing industries.
Postsecondary options include East Tennessee State University, King University, Milligan College, Northeast State Community College and TCAT-Elizabethton.