Workforce & Education
Meet The Challenges Of Tomorrow.
Lauderdale County is home to an outstanding workforce drawn from a five-county area. A cost-effective and profitable place to do business, the county's turnover rate is only 3.9%, and its absenteeism rate is 2%.
Modern educational facilities, the outstanding services of the Tennessee Technology Center and the new UT Martin Ripley Center ensures that the workforce is ready to take on the challenges of 21st-century industry. Lauderdale County is also home to 10 large companies with a combined workforce of nearly 10,000 workers.
Tennessee's innovative workforce partnerships and education reform are developing qualified candidates for skills in high demand. 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 promises employers the support of highly-skilled workers.
Total Labor Force
Of Students Graduate High School
Students Enrolled at 4 Regional Higher Education Institutions
Schools & Education
Lauderdale County is proud of its commitment to education. With a 99% high school graduation rate, Lauderdale County is a leader in education. It is one of only three counties in the state to win a Project AWARE grant, an award given to communities to improve behavioral health awareness among school-age youth.
Lauderdale County serves more than 4,600 public school students in eight school buildings and employs more than 350 teachers.
Postsecondary options include Dyersburg State Community College and Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Convington, Newbern and Ripley. These TCATs provide tailored industrial and administrative training.