Workforce & Education
People who believe in what they do.
With excellent high school graduation and college-going rates, and a highly acclaimed K12 school, Wayne County places a heavy emphasis on education. Wayne County's higher education institutions—Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) and community colleges—are very involved in developing custom training for area businesses. Two regional TCATs provide programs that support local industry such as welding, machine tool technology, drafting and CAD technology. General Mills Northfield facility in Spring Hill offers an advanced integrated manufacturing program for students.
Wayne County is home to large companies with a combined workforce of more than 6,300 workers in a right-to-work state with low taxes.
Tennessee's innovative workforce partnerships and education reform are developing qualified candidates for skills in high demand. Tennessee is leading the way in education reform by increasing the number of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications through the Tennessee Promise and TN Reconnect. As the only state in the country with these initiatives, Tennessee promises employers the support of highly-skilled workers.
of Wayne County Students Graduate High School
of Local TCAT Students Complete Their Programs of Study
Wayne Countians in the Labor Force
Schools & Education
Our trained workforce starts with our highly ranked schools, where 95.8% of our high school students graduate.
The area easily accesses several postsecondary options include Columbia State Community College, two Tennessee College's of Applied Technology in Crump and nearby Hohenwald, Tennessee Technological University in Crump, and multiple four-year colleges.