Workforce & Education
Education for a Dedicated Workforce.
Greene County has a strong and growing industrial base, with a variety of industries that rely on the area's skilled and dedicated workforce.
Greeneville City Schools are consistently ranked in the state's top five every year, with a fourth of its students coming from outside the district. Four colleges have locations in the county: the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, Tusculum College and Walters State Community College. Walters State provides police academy training for the Tennessee Highway Patrol as well as additional advanced manufacturing programs to add to the local workforce's skillset. A nearby Tennessee College of Applied Technology provides advanced manufacturing and hands-on robotic training. Greene Technology Center has the most advanced welding certifications in the state and a 98 percent placement rating for its students.
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 Greene County
Employed in Transportation Warehousing
Schools & Education
Greene County invests in education and skills for the future. The trained workforce stands ready to support business growth. Several colleges, universities and technical centers provide excellent educational and technical training.
Postsecondary options include East Tennessee State University, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown, Tusculum College and Walters State Community College.