Dickson County enjoys an educated workforce.
教育 is a major priority for the residents and businesses of Dickson County. The entire community works toward preparing area youth for post-secondary education or immediate integration into the local workforce upon graduation. A top 25 school district in the state 通过注册, Dickson County School District has some of the highest achievement figures in the state. 在县城内，超过 1 in 3 adult residents have an associate degree or higher and that figure is on the rise due to the increase in community-based post-secondary education options.
k - 12教育
The Dickson County School District is among the best school districts in the state. With a 96% graduation rate and total county graduates numbering more than 500 students annually, the workforce is being replenished every year. The county serves approximately 8,100 students in grades K-12 横跨18所学校. The 591 certified classroom teachers are supported by 514 additional teachers and staff, 还有55名管理员.
Students receive traditional education skills throughout their time in Dickson County Schools and once they enter high school have the opportunity to explore the county’s 职业生涯 & 技术教育 程序. The CTE 程序 helps students discover career interests and develop skills to assist them in future employment beyond high school. Through Tennessee ThreeStar grants, $100,000 have been allocated to grow the CTE 程序s at Creek Wood and Dickson County High Schools since 2019, reinforcing the value in better preparing students for entering the workforce.
According to the school district, more than 80% of Dickson County high schoolers are taking at least one CTE course. CTE courses provide students with opportunities to blend academic knowledge with real life work experiences. 另外, several local companies offer apprenticeships in collaboration with the school district.
Another option for Dickson County students is dual enrollment, which allows high school students to complete a college or technical education at an accelerated rate, earning high school and college credit simultaneously. Dual enrollment is offered in partnership with the Tennessee 大学 of Applied Technology 和 奥斯汀佩伊州立大学 at the Bibb Center in White Bluff.
Dickson County residents may also choose to send their children to one of several accredited private schools in the area.
Tennessee 大学 of Applied Technology (TCAT)
TCAT offers numerous technical workforce education 程序s in areas like industrial electrical maintenance, 机床技术, 机电一体化, 暖通空调, diesel powered equipment technology, 焊接及其他.
TCAT Dickson maintains complete records of graduates and current students to make it easy for companies to identify well-trained and highly skilled workers already living in the area.
The State of Tennessee provides a special benefit to the business and industrial communities in the state by offering 定制员工培训 through the Tennessee 大学 of Applied Technology. TCAT Dickson campus works with local employers to develop new, job-specific training courses designed to help your employees develop new skills and upgrade their existing skills.
大学 & 大学
Dickson County’s premier location provides access to a wide range of post-secondary education institutions for residents and employers alike. Thanks to the three higher education options in Dickson County, and the dozens in the Greater Nashville area, attaining a degree close to home or finding an employee pipeline in the region has never been easier.
Locals looking to further their education have little trouble finding an academic 程序 that fits their specific needs and desired field of study. For employers in nearly every industry, there’s a consistent supply of prospective employees graduating from some of the finest colleges and universities in the Southern U.S.
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offers over 80 程序s across several industries, awarding associates of applied science degrees, technical certificates or transfer degrees in Dickson. These diverse options give students the ability to choose their academic path on their own terms. Whether it’s a one-year 程序 to increase earning potential, 在新的职业生涯中重新开始, or using as a launchpad to a four-year university, NSCC allows students to find a 程序 that fits their needs.