With a variety of unique educational and technical training opportunities, Cumberland County has a host of resources to generate skilled workforce development. With a local community and technical college located in Crossville, Cumberland County provides individuals and businesses a support structure for a skilled workforce.
Cumberland County’s trained workforce begins with its high-achieving schools. The high school graduation rate and the college-going rate are above the state average, as are the ACT scores, making students more than ready for advanced training at one of the five regional higher education institutions.
Cumberland County Schools require a birth certificate, social security card, and a health certificate on admittance to pre-k, kindergarten or first grade. A child enrolling in school for the first time will need immunization, a complete physical, and must be five years old by September 30. Children enrolling in the pre-k program must be four years old by September 30. Schools are zoned. For the name of the school in your zone and information on registration, contact the Director of School’s Office at (931) 484-6135.
Source: Tennessee Department of Education
Cumberland County is home to a Roane State Community College satellite campus and Tennessee College of Applies Technology-Crossville. These schools offer training programs for those who want to immediately enter the workforce.
With a ninety percent job placement rate, Roane State’s career preparation programs train students in business management, health science, office administration, police science, and other fields for students desiring associate degrees or certificates. Roane State also provides transfer and career preparation study options for students who plan to transfer to senior institutions, as well as continuing education and developmental education.
Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Crossville offers seventeen different courses which include administrative, computer, medical, industrial, mechanical, and machine tool technology. They provide competency-based training and work with the community, business, and industry leaders to supply highly skilled workers in areas of need. Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Crossville has a ninety percent job placement rate. Eighty-four percent of those who attended in 2019-2020, completed their courses and earned a certificate or diploma.
Other regional higher education institutions include Roane State Community College – Crosville & Harriman, Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Crossville & Harriman, and Tennessee Technological University – Cookeville. The number of college degrees and/or certifications has greatly increased since the State of Tennessee instituted the Tennessee Promise and TN Reconnect scholarship programs.
The FastTrack job training assistance program is also available within the area.
Source: Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Tennessee Promise is a scholarship and mentoring program sponsored by the State of Tennessee focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in our state. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or state student assistance funds.
Tennessee Reconnect is an initiative to help more adults return to higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. The Tennessee Reconnect Grant is available for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate degree, technical degree, or technical diploma at a Tennessee community college or technical college. It is a last-dollar grant that pays the remaining balance of tuition and mandatory fees after other state and federal financial aid has been applied.
The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL), re-launched in Fall 2019, seeks to provide an opportunity for all Cumberland County residents and visitors to experience a supportive, community-based environment that enriches the lives of adults, regardless of age, background, or educational level, through continued learning.
CLL is sponsored by Roane State Community College, which provides classrooms and administrative support to the program.
CLL programs are designed to reflect the interests of the community and may include classroom sessions, local trips, or other activities. All instructors are volunteers who are particularly passionate about their subject matter and wish to share their knowledge and experience with others who are curious about the topic.
Headquarters: Crossville, TN
Contact: John Conrad
2569 Cook Road Crossville, TN 38571
+1 (978) 604-4968
“The CBI Maker Space is a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop that provides you with tools, equipment, training and a vibrant, supportive community of creative people and volunteers to help you bring your ideas to life,” said Holly Hanson, director of the incubator. “We are one of the few organizations in the region to offer this kind of space for entrepreneurs.” A Maker Space provides the equipment and tools entrepreneurs need to develop prototype products.