Why should I consider a career with a skilled trade?
By 2017, an estimated 2.5 million new, skilled jobs are expected to be added to the workforce, accounting for nearly 40% of all job growth.
What types of jobs are available in the workforce and what are the salaries?
Check out our Job Outlooks for trending industry jobs and their respective salaries. Local jobs that are available now vary, from Welder to Machine Operator to Electromechanical Technician and more. You can apply for jobs today through our Career Seekers page.
Where can I go to study a specific industry or trade?
Cleveland High School, Bradley Central High School and Walker Valley High School offer Career and Technical Education tracts to prepare students for post-secondary education or even an immediate job out of high school. Cleveland State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens offer a variety of two-year training programs that prepare you to enter the workforce by acquiring the necessary degree or certificate.
What are the degree requirements and training opportunities available?
Depending on your desired career, some jobs only require a high school diploma, while others require a certificate that can be earned in two years or less. Visit our local colleges page to learn more about the specific degree requirements.
Is Financial Aid an option?
Yes! Check out our Financial Aid page to learn more.