The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, along with business and civic leaders, educators and industry representatives, announced the launch of a workforce development campaign, “Your Skills. Your Future.” The goal of the initiative is to create a well-qualified workforce to meet the ever-increasing, local industry demands by providing the tools and resources needed for community members to connect with local leading businesses and establish a successful career path.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, among the nation’s 387 metropolitan areas, Cleveland, Tenn. added the largest amount of new job opportunities over the course of Oct. 2015—Oct. 2016. Your Skills. Your Future. connects existing industry opportunities to community members across Bradley County and the immediate 11-county region while communicating the message that most skilled-trade jobs require only a two-year degree or certificate and little-to-no student loan debt. Many community members from the surrounding 11-county region commute to work for industries located in Cleveland, Charleston and Bradley County, Tenn.