Hamblen County Workforce & Education Partnership

Working Towards a Brighter Future

In Hamblen County, the Workforce & Education Partnership was created by a team composed of Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain,  Morristown Mayor Gary Chesney, with support from stake holders in industry, Hambeln County Schools, Walter State Community College and Tennessee College of of Applied Technology-Morristown (TCAT), and Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority (DCEA) to support our school system in providing education and training for a successful career in a chosen field.


Future high school graduates.  Explore tnAchieves.  tnAchieves is the partnering organization to the TN Promise Scholarship in 84 of the 95 counties in Tennessee. Our mission is to increase higher education opportunities for Tennessee high school students by providing last-dollar scholarships with mentor guidance. Learn more about tnAchieves HERE.


The Tennessee Reconnect program helps more adults attend a community college or technical college and complete a postsecondary degree or credential, tuition-free.

All Tennessee adults who do not already have an associate or bachelor degree are eligible to attend community college or technical college tuition-free starting in the fall of 2018.U Learn more about Tennessee Reconnect here.

Tennessee Promise

Tennessee Promise is a scholarship program to help more Tennessee high school graduates attend college. With it, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to offer high school graduates two years of community or technical college tuition-free, and we’ve seen record application numbers and higher enrollment and retention rates since the program launched in 2015. Learn more about Tennessee Promise HERE.

Contact: Hamblen County Workforce & Education Partnership

Physical and mailing address

Richard Tidyman

Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc.

534 East First North Street
Morristown, TN  37814

Phone:  423-438-8191


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Phone: 423-438-8191

Email: rtidymandcea@gmail.com


Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc.

534 East First North St
Morristown, TN  37814

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