Workforce & Training

Employers know that loyal, well-trained employees with a strong work ethic are the key to success in business. The Northeast Tennessee Valley Regional Industrial Development Association (NETVRIDA) area offers a skilled workforce (more than 347,000) served by nationally-recognized Technology Training Centers. Employer-driven curriculum is a priority at the region's Technology Centers and community colleges.

Education & Training

Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina state governments recognize that education is the
key to economic development. They have developed programs to provide the specific skills that employers need, emphasize science and math in all levels of education and provide higher education opportunities for working adults. Benefits of the area workforce are:
Source: 2010 U.S. Census