Cultivating Talent Through Partnerships

We’ve cultivated a rich community dedicated to talent development across education and industry sectors that promotes industry awareness, high-value jobs and career progression through educational pathways.

High-Five Industry Councils

From the manufacturing floor to corporate offices, we know that each employee contributes to your company’s success. That’s why we’re focused on preparing our local workforce to fill these high-value, high-growth positions through collaborative industry councils. Councils meet to develop talent pipeline strategies and create sustainable workforce solutions through partnerships and programming.

Our current industry councils include advanced manufacturing, construction, health care, technology and supply chain.

Want to get involved in our council work?

Want to know how the councils were selected? Check out our Pathways to Prosperity Asset Mapping Report. This data helps guide our decision making.

Fast Facts

📈 Supply Chain Success
Our supply chain council petitioned for and changed the state-wide CTE supply chain standards to align with industry needs and standards, so students were better prepared for supply chain careers.

💻 Improved Tech Offerings
Information technology council members collaborated with high school instructors to update the pathway programs of study and curriculum to meet industry needs.

⚙️ Moving Manufacturing Forward
Our advanced manufacturing industry council created a complete mechatronics pathway spanning from high school through community college into the local 4-year institution, MTSU.

📄 Increased Industry Certifications
Forty different certifications backed by local industry are available to high school students, and over 900 certificates were awarded during the 2020-21 school year.

Business Solutions for Cultivating Talent

With a population of over 344,000 people, including approximately 30,000 higher education students and 56,000 K-12 learners, we’ve created a tiered talent development system that fosters employer engagement opportunities at every level.

Access Additional Employment Resources

We nurture relationships with local organizations to help businesses attract, recruit, train, prepare, upskill and reskill talent. Check out our Workforce Services Directory to start building your network of talent pipeline development partners.