Workforce & Education
Educating the Future Workforce.
Working with both public and private sectors in the county, Unicoi County schools are making great strides in preparing the future generation for higher education and the workforce. The Ayers Foundation continues to partner with Unicoi County Schools to assist students who wish to continue their education by developing individualized plans, providing college access counselors and helping students secure scholarship monies.
Unicoi County schools are highly successful, with 97% of graduates going on to pursue postsecondary education. Fiber-to-the-premises service provides 1 Gbps connectivity to schools and businesses alike.
Tennessee is leading the way in education by increasing the number of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications through 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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Schools & Education
Unicoi County's trained workforce starts with its commitment to higher education, with a high school graduation of 93 percent and a 91 percent college-matriculation rate.
Local postsecondary options include East Tennessee State University, Milligan University, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton, Northeast State Community College, the Regional Center of Advanced Manufacturing, and Tusculum University.