To further workforce development and career readiness in Madison County, MCEDA and the Madison County Business League & Foundation sponsored a
best practices meeting for local educators and business leaders at the Nissan North America Training Center in Canton. Beth Duffield, Sr. Vice
President of the Rutherford County, TN Chamber of Commerce, facilitated the discussion around education and career readiness while providing insight
into the workforce development structure for her work in Rutherford County. Hot topics of discussion included: Career and Technical Education,
Work based learning (internships/externships), credentialing (such as ACT NCRC, FANUC Robotics, NCCER, ASE, etc.), and industry sector led meetings
to name a few.