Governor Haslam rolled out his Drive to 55 workforce development initiative today. The goal of Drive to 55 is to bring the percentage of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications to 55% by the year 2025. Tennessee now lags far behind the national average for higher education attainment, ranking 42nd in working adults with a two-year degree or higher. Reaching our goal will involve increasing the number of two-year and four-year degrees as well as technical certifications in important fields such as welding and mechatronics.
Cheatham County ranks in the top 18% of Tennessee Counties in workforce with a degree.