Governor Bill Haslam hosted his final discussion on Tennessee's post secondary education needs this afternoon at UTC.
Some of the key players in local education and business sat down for the round table conversation.
The goal is to make sure Tennessee students are prepared for the jobs in our region now and in the future.
Employers like Volkswagen, Unum, Wacker, Alstom and Blue Cross Blue Shield say they get hundreds of applicants but only a small percentage qualify for the jobs.
Gov. Bill Haslam,(R) Tennessee, "People say when you're doing this you're just talking about the four year degree programs with Engineers. We're really not. We're talking about everything from welders and truck drivers to nuclear engineers, all of the places where we see a need that the market is telling us and we want to make certain we're meeting that."
The Governor held similar discussions across Tennessee.
This is just the first step in a process that could influence education funding.