Workforce & Education
Our skilled workforce drives success.
Johnson County is working with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s Industrial Training Service (ITS) to train its workforce and develop support services for area businesses. Additionally, the county also has the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Division of Adult Education in Mountain City, which offers academic and employability classes for adult learners.
With more than 10,000 students enrolled in one of the four regional colleges, Johnson County businesses have an excellent pool of trained employees. The Johnson County Career and Technical Education Center prepares students to enter and remain competitive in industries such as business, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, health science and automotive.
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.
Tennesseans Currently in the Johnson County Labor Force
Students Enrolled in 4 Regional Higher Education Institutions
Tennesseans Employed in the Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Johnson County
Schools & Education
The high school graduation rate in Johnson County is 94.4%, one of the highest in Tennessee.
Postsecondary options include King University in Bristol, Milligan College in Elizabethton, Northeast State Community College in Blountville and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton.