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

  • Knox County Schools Career & Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

    Private schools in the Knox County School zone may contact Dr. Keith Wilson, CTE Director, at 865-281-2606 or for information concerning CTE offerings and professional development activities provided through the CTE department.


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    Dr. Keith Wilson
    Director of Career & Technical Education
    Lincoln Park Technology Center
    (865) 281-2606

CTE Textbook Adoption 2018-19

  • The CTE career clusters of Business, Finance, and Marketing are going through the textbook adoption process during the 2018-19 SY. Electronic samples of all textbook selections are available online for the public to review here (Section D). The following dates have been set for the Textbook Committee to meet:

    Nov 6, 2018: Swearing In ceremony during DLD

    Dec 13 and 14, 2018: Training for Business and Finance sub-committees (use of screening instrument, location of samples)

    Jan 16, 2019: Training for Marketing sub-committee

    Feb 5, 2019: Publishers' Textbook Caravan