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 shed 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 and Portland.
Robertson County’s increasingly robust economy quickly assimilated nearly 300 displaced workers in 2017 with the closing of Sensata.
Robertson County’s business community and local schools created a workforce-readiness partnership called 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.
Partnering with Robertson County Schools and our Chambers of Commerce, we host a variety of events for middle and high school students to help them assess their career interests and aptitudes and learn more about local career opportunities and training programs: