The primary purpose of the Rutherford County Manufacturing Council is to develop a pipeline of skilled manufacturing professionals from entry level to advanced engineering that will decrease the current and projected shortages.  This will be done by establishing partnerships and opportunities for collaboration between manufacturing and educational leadership where partnerships have not existed before. 

Our Goals for 2018

Goal 1

Goal 1
Develop a complete machining and tool and die programs of study for Rutherford County for 2019-2020 school year.

Goal 2

Goal 2
Educate, train, and retain students in local employment.


Council Chair
Fran Jones 
Talent Development & Education
Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group
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Vice Chair
Sheri Lau
Smyrna Plant Manager
Schnedier Electric
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Our Partners

  • Nissan
  • Bridgestone
  • Kasai
  • General Mills
  • Adient
  • Calsonic Kansei
  • Colbert Manufacturing
  • Mid Cumberland Human Resource Agency
  • Motlow Community College
  • MTSU

    Our Programs

    • Mechatronics Pathway

      The Mechatronics program of study is designed for students interested in becoming a mechatronics technician, or mechatronics engineer. Course content focuses on the components of manufacturing systems, collection and analysis of quality data, electronics, mechanics, fluid power systems, computers and control systems, and technical documentation and troubleshooting. Upon completion of the POS, students will be prepared to pursue industry certification at a technology college or more advanced coursework at a two-year or four-year postsecondary institution.

    2017 Outcomes - How We Are Succeeding

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