Tennessee provides solutions to common Workforce Development problems

A widespread problem in manufacturing is not being able to find enough skilled workers to fill openings — especially for STEM-related jobs. Tennessee has become a champion of STEM in K-12 education. In 2013 STEM and STEM-related completions at Tennessee institutions were approximately 28,800, an increase of 31 percent in just five years.

Graduates in engineering, engineering technologies, and engineering-related fields have grown in Tennessee by 30 percent from 2008 to 2013.