manu council

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
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Talent Development & Education
Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group
Vice Chair
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Smyrna Plant Manager
Schnedier Electric

Our Partners

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

    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.

    • Manufacturing Day

      Manufacturing Day

      Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

      Past Manufacturing Day Events: