WORKFORCE DEVELOPEMENT

 

The City of Athens supports the Workforce Development Committee, whose efforts go to making our citizens the most employable and our workforce the most attractive to businesses.

 

Below are careers that are in high demand, along with information on how individuals can obtain the skills they need for these carriers. For more information click on the career field below.

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology focuses on the repair of major motor vehicle systems like engines, transmissions, braking, and electrical systems.
Where could I get a job? Recent graduates have been placed at C & D Tire and Roberts Bros. Auto.

How much would I be likely to earn in a year?

In the State of Tennessee the average certified automotive technician makes around $35,140 a year.

Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes, for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page

Business Systems Technology

Business Systems Technology focuses on how businesses run, common workplace training and some specialized office work.
Where could I get a job?
Recent graduates have been placed at Athens Medical Group and E911 Emergency Services of McMinn Co.
How much would I be likely to earn in a year?
In the State of Tennessee the average employee makes around $36,020 a year.
Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes, for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page.

Collision Repair Technology

Collision Repair Technology focuses on the repair of major motor vehicle body work and fixing a wrecked vehicle to its original condition
Where could I get a job?
Recent graduates have been placed at Athen's Collision and A and J Body Shop.
How much would I be likely to earn in a year?
In the State of Tennessee the average collision repair technician makes around $42,050 a year.
Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes, for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page.

Computer Electronics

Computer Electronics focuses on the repair of major computer hardware systems and the networking of computers.
Where could I get a job?
Recent graduates have been placed at Dell and TVA.
How much would I be likely to earn in a year?
In the State of Tennessee the average computer support technician makes around $46,780, while Networking Administrators make around $65,2200 a year.
Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page.

Industrial Electricity

Industrial Electricity focuses on the creation and repair of industrial electronic systems.
Where could I get a job?
Recent graduates have been placed at E& E Manufacturing and MIG.
How much would I be likely to earn in a year?
In the State of Tennessee the average certified industrial electrician makes around $46,000 a year.
Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page.

Industrial Maintenance

Industrial Maintenance focuses on the repair of major industrial systems.
Where could I get a job?
Recent graduates have been placed at Thomas & Betts and Mayfields.
How much would I be likely to earn in a year?
In the State of Tennessee the average certified automotive technician makes around $47,570 a year.
Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes, for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page.

Machine Tool Technology

Machine Tool Technology focuses on the repair creation and operation of machine tools.
Where could I get a job?
Recent graduates have been placed at Reolute Forest Products and MIG.
How much would I be likely to earn in a year?
In the State of Tennessee the average machine tool operator makes around $31,480 a year.
Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page.

Pharmacy Technology

Pharmacey Technology focuses on the practice of Pharmacology.
Where could I get a job?
Recent graduates have been placed at CVS and Walgreens.
How much would I be likely to earn in a year?
In the State of Tennessee the average certified pharmacy technician makes around $28,140 a year.
Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes, for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page.

Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing focuses on the profession of nursing and healthcare.
Where could I get a job?
Recent graduates have been placed at Athens Regional Medical Center and LifeCare.
How much would I be likely to earn in a year?
In the State of Tennessee the average licenced practical nurse makes around $36,160 a year.
Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes, for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page.

Special Industry Training

Sepcial Industry Training focuses on the needs of a local businesses.
Where could I get a job?
Recent businesses that participate in this training are Heil, Whirlpool, Thomas and Betts, Cormetech, MIG, Kimberley Clark Corp., and Mayfield Dairy.
How much would I be likely to earn in a year?
This depends on the type of industry training.
Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page.

Welding

Welding focuses on may types of fabrication and metal modification.
Where could I get a job?
Recent graduates have been placed at Heil and Olin.
How much would I be likely to earn in a year?
In the State of Tennessee the average certified welder (non-artist) makes around $34,430 a year.
Where do I go to get training for this career?
Tennessee Technology Center of Athens has a full time program in this area. For more information call (423) 744-2814 or fill out an application.
Are there scholarships available for my training?
Yes for more information about scholarships got to TTC's Scholarship Page.

All salary information comes from the Department of Labor's website.