Workforce Development

In the last decade, Tennessee has experienced remarkable economic growth and Tennessee's Community Colleges have played an integral role in the progress. From providing short-term programs to customized, long-term initiatives, each of the thirteen public community colleges have developed innovative strategies to meet the workforce training needs of the local community, region and state. 

Tennessee's Community Colleges have provided training for more than 1500 industries and small businesses across the state. During that same period, more than 150,000 employees received training in skills ranging from GED preparation to computer networking administration.


Workforce development programs listed in this section are reported by individual institutions, but the actual course may have been offered in conjunction with another institution in another part of the state.  All workforce development units at the community colleges are able to draw on resources across the state, and external to the state, to provide the training that business and industry need in Tennessee.  Contact your local community college workforce development office for more details on how the community college system can meet your training needs.

  • Agriculture
  • Architectural and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales and Services
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics