Workforce & Education
A heritage of hard work.
A skilled workforce is key to business success. International and local companies in McNairy County depend on our talented labor force of more than 9,000. High school partnerships with industry and local colleges develop specialized training skills and programs to meet the growing demand of global companies and ensure the availability of qualified candidates.
The McNairy County Career and Technical Education programs are designed to prepare students for careers in industrial maintenance, nursing, engineering, accounting, computer and technology programs as well as a variety of agriculture fields.
Area Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) and community colleges are also very involved in developing custom training for area businesses.
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.
McNairy County High School Graduation Rate
Tennesseans Employed in Advanced Manufacturing in McNairy County
Students Currently Enrolled in Eight Regional Higher Education Institutions
Schools & Education
Building a skilled workforce starts with our highly ranked schools, where our graduation rates are 95 percent. We work with businesses and colleges to develop work co-ops with McNairy County high schools.
Postsecondary options include Bethel University in McKenzie, Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Jackson State Community College, Lane College in Jackson, Union University in Jackson and Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology in Jackson, McKenzie and Whiteville.