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Workforce & Education

A Huge Workforce Ready and Waiting

Gadsden County businesses enjoy a strong local labor force of almost 17,000. With Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville and Bainbridge, Georgia less than an hour’s drive away, that workforce swells to more than 260,000.


Students matched with required skills

Our workers are ready with the skills your business needs. Gadsden County Schools are passionately committed to preparing their students for demanding jobs with programs in culinary arts, digital and multimedia and engineering, to name a few.


These and other vocational programs put Gadsden County students ahead of the curve by giving them the skills they need to succeed and helping them earn important industry certifications. For example, students in the Engineering Pathways Program learn about the instruments, tools, and machines as well as the processes and systems used in business and industry. They get the hands-on experience needed to earn National Instrument Autodesk Certified User – AutoCAD and other technical certifications while still in school.


These are just a few of the ways that Gadsden County is building a strong workforce for your business.  Students in these programs graduate career-ready and eager to put their skills to work.


Higher education

Many Gadsden County graduates continue their education at colleges, universities, and other adult education programs throughout the region. More than 34% of Gadsden County residents have completed post-secondary education from programs including:

  • Science, technology, and math (STEM)
  • Computer Numeric Control (CNC) programming and operation
  • Engineering and robotics
  • Advanced materials
  • Industrial production and welding
  • Hospitality and retail sales
  • Truck driving and logistics
  • Homeland Defense


Technical education

Programs like these promise a workforce well prepared to meet the demands of any business from manufacturing and distribution and food production industries to tourism, retail, and others that directly serve consumers.  For example, Gadsden Technical Institute has earned national recognition for its welding and small engine programs.


Please click on the links below to see how our schools, adult education programs, and institutions of higher learning are keeping that promise to businesses that choose Gadsden County.


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