Workforce & Education

its about the workforce

Workforce

When companies in the region talk about us, they’ll tell you that one of our most important assets is a remarkably motivated and well-skilled workforce. Within 60 miles of our seven-county region boasts a population of more than 400,000 working age residents.

We’re constantly connecting with our educational partners to ensure that employers have a steady supply of high-quality, trained employees. The region is served by a variety of higher education institutions that are focused on everything from vocational training to postgraduate options. We have a strong network of votechs, technology centers, and community colleges that provide programs in areas that are in high demand by employers. And even though our region crosses state lines, local workers can take advantage of in-state tuition thanks to reciprocal agreements.