Education and Workforce Development

Today’s economy requires workers to have more education and training than ever. The state is working to improve our education system to help develop a skilled and knowledgeable workforce prepared to succeed in a 21st century economy. The administration is focused on ensuring the state’s K-12 education system is led by great principals and highly effective teachers. The “Drive to 55” initiative strives to create greater alignment between higher education and workforce demand.  The administration believes one of the most important things we can do to improve the overall quality of life for Tennesseans is to work together as a state to improve student outcomes and increase education.