Career Technical Education (CTE)

  • Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.
    Foundational to CTE are rigorous program standards. This section will help define what high-quality CTE looks like in the 21st century, with extended resources on the Common Career Technical Core and program of study standards, built on the National Career Clusters Framework®.

Non-Discrimination Policy

  • Participation in CTE Programming

    The Knox County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its program or activities.  The Knox County Schools offer classes in many career and technical education (CTE) programs (i.e. Welding, Horticulture Science, Architectural and Engineering Design, Structural Systems, MEP Systems, A/V Productions, Office Mgmt., Nursing Services, Therapeutic Services, Culinary Arts, Dietetics and Nutrition, Cosmetology, Coding, Criminal Justice, Marketing Mgmt., Engineering, Automotive Maintenance, and Collision Repair).  Individual program offerings vary from school to school.  Admission to CTE programs is nondiscriminatory and enrollment in CTE classes is open to all students.  Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.  For more information about CTE enrollment or particular course offerings, contact the Career and Technical Education Department at (865) 281-2606.  The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

    Title IX – Scott Bolton, Director of Benefits
    P.O. Box 2188, Knoxville, TN 37901-2188

    Section 504 – Jason Myers, Director of Student Supports
    P.O. Box 2188, Knoxville, TN 37901-2188

    Professional Development

    Private school staff members who are interested in CTE-related professional development opportunities should contact Kimberly Sikes, Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director for Teaching and Learning to inquire about upcoming sessions and availability.