Cleveland Bradley Chamber announces job training campaign


CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce launches a workforce development campaign called “Your Skills. Your Future.”

The goal is to upgrade the local workforce to meet a new generation of industry jobs.

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“Our improving economy combined with the corresponding decrease in unemployment, existing industry expansion and an increase in new business prospects for our community, has highlighted the critical need for more workers with technical skills to meet future demands,” said Gary Farlow, president and CEO of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce.

“Our goal is to create this workforce by educating the community that a well-paying career with a successful future is easily attainable and does not require massive student loan debt.”

Most of the skilled-trade jobs only require a two year degree or certificate.

And the jobs are available in Bradley County.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the county added the largest percentage of new job opportunities in the country last year.

“Your Skills. Your Future” connects the people with the jobs with community members from the 11-county region around Cleveland.

“The reality is that there are immediate jobs available that are lifelong, sustainable careers. We want students, parents and adults looking for a change to understand the affordability of the training needed for these jobs as well as the attainability to taking the first steps to a bright and successful future,” said Bob McIntire, a business leader and chairman of the Cleveland, Tenn. Economic Development Council.

For more information about the Your Skills. Your Future. initiative, please visit

Your Skills Your Future