Working harder by working smarter

Workforce and Education – Robertson County, Tennessee

The people who call Robertson County, Tennessee home have never been afraid of hard work. We’ve also appreciated the importance of working smarter, which is why we’ve placed such a strong emphasis on workforce training and education.

Our local labor force of 32,000 is at the heart of a labor market more than half a million strong. As our population grows, local residents welcome business growth that allows them to live and work in the same communities. Their demand for high-quality education has led to a passionate commitment to excellence in our public schools and drawn local classes from Austin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College to a local higher education facility, Highland Crest College Campus, along with an extension of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Nashville in Springfield.

Robertson County’s business community and local schools created a workforce-readiness partnership (Robertson Education Initiative, REdI) encompassing a wide range of programs to support, challenge, and improve education and make sure students gain the real-world skills they need to become effective employees and capable leaders. Programs include Local Industry For Education (LIFE) and virtual tours that give high school and college graduates insight into opportunities with local companies.

Much more than a workforce development program, Realizing Robertson’s Future has over 50 public and private investors who have pledged $1.2 million and agreed on a plan which covers corporate recruitment, workforce development, existing industry support, and infrastructure development. Talk about passion? We’ve got it!