Skip to Content

Career Centers

Workforce Training

Workforce Training is provided through Tennessee's statewide Career Center System.  The system is sub-divided into 13 Local Workforce Investment Areas. These areas, which are administered by a local board, are clusters of counties whose labor market and other employment related factors are similar. Consequently, each area provides workforce development and career services based on local needs.  For training in your area, contact a provider below.

LWIA #01 Area Served:

Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington & Unicoi Counties.
Administrative Entity
Alliance for Business & Training

Kathy Pierce
423-547-7500 Ext. 126

LWIA #08 Area Served:

Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner & Williamson Counties.
Administrative Entity
Workforce Essentials, Inc.

Marla Rye
931-551-9110

LWIA #02 Area Served:

Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Sevier & Union Counties.
Administrative Entity
Walters State Community College

Nancy Brown
423-317-1062

LWIA #09 Area Served:

Davidson, Rutherford, Trousdale, & Wilson Counties.
Administrative Entity
Nashville Career Advancement Center

Paul Haynes
615-862-8890

LWIA #03 Area Served:

Knox County.
Administrative Entity
Workforce Connections

Knoxville-Knox County
Community Action Committee

Vaughn Smith
865-544-5200

LWIA #10 Area Served:

Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, Perry & Wayne Counties.
Administrative Entity
South Central Tennessee Workforce Board

Jan McKeel
931-375-4200

LWIA #04 Area Served:

Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Cumberland, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane & Scott Counties.
Administrative Entity
East Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Gary Holiway
865-691-2551 Ext. 4202

LWIA #11 Area Served:

Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, McNairy & Madison Counties.
Administrative Entity
Southwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Jimmy Bell
731-989-0533

LWIA #05 Area Served:

Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Polk, Rhea & Sequatchie counties.
Administrative Entity
Southeast Tennessee Development District

Rick Layne
423-424-4212

LWIA #12 Area Served:

Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Tipton & Weakley Counties.
Administrative Entity
Dyersburg State Community College

Margaret Prater
731-286-3585 Ext. 16

LWIA #06 Area Served:

Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore & Warren Counties.
Administrative Entity
Workforce Solutions

Gary Morgan
931-455-9596

LWIA #13 Area Served:

Fayette & Shelby Counties.
Administrative Entity
Workforce Investment Network

Naomi Earp
901-636-7955

LWIA #07 Area Served:

Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, VanBuren & White Counties.
Administrative Entity
Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Pat Callahan
931-528-1127