Four major, local initiatives help develop the workforce in Hickman County.
- The K12 school system. The Career/Technical Department provides extensive opportunity for local students to prepare for positions in local retail and industry.
- The Career Center. The South Central Workforce Alliance provides career counseling, training, and job placement for many local businesses and industry in the area.
- Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. Schools are located in Dickson and Hohenwald, Tn, easily servicing students from Hickman County.
- Columbia State Community College. This expanding, rapidly growing college provides main college-level classes in Columbia with branch campuses and classes in many local communities and high schools throughout the region.