Workforce & Education
A BELIEF IN SKILLED WORKERS.
Benton County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining a highly qualified workforce. Located in the automotive corridor of the Southern United States, Benton County is taking additional strides through educational programs at both the high school and postsecondary levels to further prepare the next generation of workers in Benton County.
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 a highly skilled workforce.
High School Graduation Rate
Students Currently Enrolled in Three Regional Higher Education Institutions
Total Labor Force
Schools & Education
Benton County is proud of its commitment to developing a trained workforce. With a 94 percent graduation rate, several regional colleges and a thriving adult education program, Benton County is taking important strides to keep its workforce ready. Benton County was recently awarded a ThreeStar grant to assist the Benton County Career/Technical Center.
Postsecondary options in the region include Bethel University, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McKenzie and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris.