Educational Opportunities Abound.
From the top ranked K-12 schools to the world-class higher education and vocational facilities, Dyer County, Tennessee, is taking strides to further prepare a ready workforce. The outreach and training begins early. Gearheads, a workforce education partnership program in Dyer County, seeks to educate middle school students about careers in STEM fields.
Two local higher education options, Dyersburg State Community College and TCAT-Newbern both offer technical and manufacturing training programs, continuing education courses and workforce development training. Injection molding, robotics and electrical training for programmable logic controllers are just a few of the programs developing the future workforce in Dyer County. Businesses also partner with educational institutions to create specialized programs for local industry.
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's higher education initiatives ensure employers have the support of highly skilled workers.
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Tennesseans Employed in Advanced Manufacturing in Dyer County
SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
Dyer County is committed to keeping its workforce. Its high school graduation rate and average ACT scores both rank higher than state averages. Dyersburg City Schools were recently named among the top in the nation. The college going-rate is on par with the state average.
Postsecondary options include Dyersburg State Community College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Newbern and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley.