Area Talent

Copperas Cove: Where Business Meets Talent

Copperas Cove provides new companies, as well as current businesses preparing to expand their operations, a diverse and ready workforce available from two distinct sources – the nearby military base, Fort Cavazos, and local and regional colleges and universities.

Fort Cavazos: Home to the largest military training installations in TX. 

Copperas Cove is adjacent to Fort Cavazos, which is the largest military installation in Texas.The base population is about 96,000, with an authorized and assigned total military strength of more than 70,000. This strategic location provides the region with access to a highly educated, motivated, trained, and skilled workforce, including hundreds of soldiers who exit the service each month.

This ready workforce offers employers highly trained talent with advanced skills in a range of occupational categories. Soldiers exiting the military have advanced skills in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Computer Technicians and Operators

  • Engineering

  • Mechanical Equipment Installation, Repair Maintenance

  • Protective Services

  • Logistics

  • Inventory Management 

The Copperas Cove Independent School District provides its students with a challenging academic program, as well as 12 career technical programs with over 20 certifications/licenses to choose from that can be obtained by graduation. To further enhance their learning experience, students can take part in internships that offer them a chance to apply their classroom knowledge in real-world work environments.

Copperas Cove ISD

Copperas Cove is also home to a local community college that offers a diverse range of associate degree programs, career and technical training courses, as well as adult continuing education programs. Furthermore, there is a reputable four-year university located nearby that collaborates with regional community colleges to provide superior bachelor's and master's degree programs that prioritize accessibility and affordability.

Central Texas College

Texas A&M University

Other schools nearby are:

Temple College

Mary Hardin Baylor

Talent Report

Advanced Degrees Within a 15-mile Radius

1,518 Total

Highest % in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

580 Total

Highest % in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

160 Total

Highest % in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Annual Degrees Conferred, 2021-2022