The Middle Tennessee Manufacturing Leadership Council exists to provide industry qualified and talented trade workers. We are actively seeking new strategies to inform and educate the work-force for industrial and engineering positions.

The Manufacturing Leadership Council provides you and your company the opportunity to become involved in the activities held in Middle TN. By participating in our monthly meetings, your ideas can be utilized to create educational strategies that help develop your company’s future workforce.

To become a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, fill out the membership form along with an annual membership payment. Go to the Membership Form.

Beginning with the Class of 2015, students in Tennessee may apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which will provide two years tuition-free education at a community college or technical college in Tennessee.

It will provide students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA funds.

Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institution offering an associate’s degree program. See links below for more details and requirements.


The Manufacturing Leadership Council has worked to provide articulation agreements between local and regional educational institutions. A high school student can begin their mechatronics engineering career at Oakland or Siegel High School in Rutherford County, TN. Upon successful graduation, a student can continue their training at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Motlow State Community College, and/or Middle Tennessee State University.

The Tennessee Job Training and Safety program, through the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro, is excited to announce that it is expanding to offer online training courses to industries and businesses outside of those currently served by Job Training and Safety.  These online training courses consist of over 350 environmental, occupational health and safety (EHS), and human resources (HR) compliant titles targeted toward multiple industries.  When utilized during regularly scheduled work shifts, at the normal rate of pay, and with the clarification and support available from the JT&S Instructors and staff, these courses can fulfill OSHA requirements for many knowledge-based training requirements.

A list of available course titles and descriptions can be viewed at the link here.  To request a free brochure and more information, you may contact Mike Simmons, Coordinator of Job Training & Safety, at 423.326.6376.  You may also contact Holly Patterson, JT&S Administrative Assistant, at [email protected] or 615.898.8010, ext. 117.

Please visit Tennessee Job Training & Safety for more information.

The Manufacturing Leadership Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to the profitable growth for all members in creating sustainable family wages and well being.

We have a passion for the success of manufacturers located in Middle Tennessee.