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CTE Goes Live Gives Winners a Shot at Stardom, Students Real-Life Experience

CTE Goes Live is a televised competition showcasing some of the Knox County Schools’ most talented singers and giving valuable real-life experience to others. The event will be Friday, May 8, 2015, 7-9 p.m., at Market Square, and televised live on myVLT.

CTE Goes Live gives high school students of the Knox County Schools a live venue to show off their vocal talents. Contestants are selected from winners of school-level competitions, and the winner of CTE Goes Live is awarded a fully produced, radio-ready, mastered track with Nash10 Studios and one recording session with Nash10 Studios in Nashville, Tenn.

In addition to recognizing vocal talents of students, CTE Goes Live also serves a much broader purpose. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department hosts this event to give students in CTE classes real-life experience of producing an event. Students in graphic design classes design all flyers and posters; students in photography classes take all pictures for the event and photo shoot; construction classes help build and dismantle the stage; students in TV and radio classes provide live footage on radio and web; criminal justice students provide security in the “green room”; and students in cosmetology work with the contestants prior to the event.

CTE Goes Live is presented by the Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education Foundation and Scion Knoxville. In case of rain, the event will be held at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike.)