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Frequently asked questions

Why should I consider a career with a skilled trade?
There are not enough qualified workers to fill available positions in the workforce. Employers are always searching for skilled candidates to fill jobs at their companies, making it easier for you to attain a position in the field of your choice.

What types of jobs are available in the workforce and what are the salaries?
Check out our Job Outlooks for trending industry jobs and their respective salaries. Local jobs that are available now vary, from Welder to Machine Operator to Electromechanical Technician and more. You can apply for jobs today through our Career Seekers page.

Where can I go to study a specific industry or trade?
McMinn Central High School and McMinn County High School offer Career and Technical Education tracts to prepare students for post-secondary education or even an immediate job out of high school. Cleveland State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens offer a variety of two-year training programs that prepare you to enter the workforce by acquiring the necessary degree or certificate.

What are the degree requirements and training opportunities available?
Depending on your desired career, some jobs only require a high school diploma, while others require a certificate that can be earned in two years or less. Visit our local colleges page to learn more about the specific degree requirements.

Is Financial Aid an option?
Yes! Check out our Financial Aid page to learn more.

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