Workforce Development

In Rutherford County


Rutherford Works nurtures partnerships and produces innovative business and educational solutions to grow talent locally. Our workforce is young, educated and supported by two award-winning K-12 school districts and the largest university in Middle Tennessee.

An additional 21 higher education institutions producing immediate access to skilled talent are within a 45-minute drive of Rutherford County, TN. Explore our website to find workforce development solutions and resources for businesses, students and educators.

Why Businesses Choose To Grow Here!

We Produce
Top-Tier Talent and Business Solutions

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Industry and community partnerships are the driving force behind our work in Rutherford County.

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Parents & Students

We grow talent by cultivating student abilities and interests into high-value careers through education and training.

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Reliable access to job training and employment opportunities is one of the many ways talent flourishes in Rutherford County.

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Cultivating talent in and outside the classroom by bridging the gap between education and industry is how we grow talent in Rutherford County.

My husband and I both moved here for college. I moved here to get my master’s degree and he received his bachelor’s degree from MTSU. We chose to stay here because of the access to jobs as well as the affordability at the time.

-Kristen Swann, Vice President of Collective Impact and Strategic Initiatives, United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties

Connections made through Rutherford Chamber have advanced projects at our school that couldn’t have happened otherwise. Businesses here want to others succeed as that benefits the entire community!

-Leisa Justus, Principal, Blackman High School

The secret is out, that our County is one of the best places to live in the nation, because of the balance we provide. This balance incorporates a mixture of quality life, with educational, industry, professional, economic growth and support. No better place, I would choose for my professional and personal life than our Rutherford County.

-Yolanda S. Greene, Rutherford County Market President, First Horizon Bank

I knew this is where I wanted to raise my family. My kids have had a great public education. Our community is filled with kind and caring public servants, and is a place people still smile, wave and greet each other.

-Sheryl Chesnutt, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County

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