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CTE Goes Live Kickoff Event Features Special Guest Announcement

The CTE Goes Live contest kicks off today at 4 p.m. at Toyota Knoxville with the announcement of a special guest appearance to be made at the actual CTE Goes Live concert in Market Square on Friday, May 6th (time TBD). Today’s kickoff event will also feature hosts Jack Ryan from Merle FM, Tracey LaBelle-Speeks from Stellar Vision and Sound, and Mark Packer from WVLT.

Hosted by the Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department, CTE Goes Live serves a much broader purpose. In addition to showcasing the vocal talents of Knox County high school students, the event gives CTE students real-life experience with special events. Students in graphic design classes create all event flyers and posters; students in photography classes provide photography and video services for the event; construction classes help build and dismantle the stage; students in TV/radio classes provide radio and web broadcasting; criminal justice students shadow officers from the Knoxville Police Department to provide security in Market Square; and students in cosmetology work to help make contestants stage ready.

CTE Goes Live is made possible by sponsors Toyota Knoxville, Lexus of Knoxville, Stellar Vision and Sound, Pilot, Knoxville Coca Cola, Holston Gases, McGaha Electric and M&M Production.

Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may be present.