GMMDC’s and TCAT’s ultimate goal is for existing Memphis-area companies to keep their production here.
Smith was a member of a task force that met for more than two years in Bartlett to discuss solutions for local workforce development.
“We need to home-grow talent,” said Bartlett Mayor A. Keith McDonald in a video presentation to the chamber group. “It’s an important step for us to do that, putting it back in the high schools, so we have to have an education process that will put our young people in an opportunity to learn those skills. A number of adults are underemployed, so they can come back to school, learn a technical skill like this, and be able to go to work where they start at $50,000 per year.”