STUDENTS

You know what you like and what you’re good at. How do you turn that into a career? We’re here to help you figure it out.

PARENTS

Your teenager has chosen a career path, so how can you support them? We’ve compiled resources and stats to help you help them.

EDUCATORS

You recognize the importance of arming students with boundless knowledge. We have the tools to aid you in the classroom.

CAREER SEEKERS

You are curious about what opportunities are out there. View our list of local employers who are now hiring.

STEM-RELATED EMPLOYMENT IN TENNESSEE HAS INCREASE 11.8% SINCE 2011.
Advanced manufacturing job creation in Tennessee far outpaces national growth, at 26.5% job growth in Tennessee compared to 4.3% nationally from 2011 to 2017.

QUICKLINKS

Not sure where to start? Here are some useful links to get you going.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU

Job Outlooks
Understand what the future looks like for the manufacturing industry and career you want.
Career Opportunities
A comprehensive list of local manufacturing businesses that are looking for qualified applicants.
Training Programs
Classes are available for local students that provide hands-on, real-world training and experiences.
Who's Hiring
Find Opportunties
Local companies are looking for candidates like you! We’ve compiled a list of the top McMinn corporations who are often hiring.
Colleges
Local Programs to Consider
Local colleges are offering fantastic opportunities for new and returning students. Most programs are less than 2 years and will equip you with the tools necessary to find a fulfilling career.
Financial Aid
Get Your Food In The Door
Education has never been more affordable in TN! Learn about scholarship programs and financial aid benefits you could receive! Most students enrolling in local certificate programs graduate with ZERO debt!
Educator Tools
Help Drive Students
YSYF has a team of local educators who are able to answer your questions and provide insight into local training programs. Find out how to drive your students with training, scholarship, and job outlook information.
Career Quiz
Find A Path
Take our short career quiz and see which jobs your interests line up with. Narrow down your choices and explore the jobs that might be right for you.
Tips For Success
Interview and Resume Advice
From updating your resume to what questions to ask and what to wear at an interview, we’ve got you covered. Learn more about how to get your resume in front of the people who make the hiring decisions.

Tennessee has experienced an 11.8% increase in STEM-related employment since 2011.

JOB OUTLOOKS

WELDERS & CUTTERS

Average Pay
$38,150 per year

Education
HS Diploma or equivalent

Training
moderate ON-The-job

Outlook
4% growth

CHEMICAL TECH

Average Pay
$44,660 per year

Education
Associate’s Degree

Training
Moderate Term on-the-job

Outlook
2% growth

SEE WHO’S HIRING

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ABOUT YOUR SKILLS. YOUR FUTURE. MCMINN

An initiative by The McMinn County Economic Development Authority

YSYF is an initiative to create a well-qualified workforce to meet the ever-increasing, local industry demands by developing your skills and passions into a successful and sustainable career.

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