CTE Events and Grant Initiatives
On June 12-16, 2017, Career and Technical Education will host Career Discovery, providing rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in a five-day, rigorous, hands-on exploration of various academic areas, such as Entertainment Technology,
Welding, Drafting, and Criminal Justice! This program aims to help high school students discover their career and academic potential within a fun and exciting atmosphere. Students will participate in activities at the College and explore careers through industry field trips. Career Discovery is free, and
participating students will receive a t-shirt, lunch daily, and a $50 Amazon.com gift card for completing the program!
Any current high school sophomores or juniors who are interested in participating in Career Discovery should speak with their high school’s CTE Principal. For more information, call 423-354-5297 or email
Career and Technical Education (CTE) hosts two Career Days each year with the goal of exposing high school students to career pathways and academic programs within the applied science areas. Each fall and spring semester, high school students are invited to the Blountville campus where they tour the College and view program demonstrations and presentations in academic areas such as Nursing, Welding, Cyber Security, and Aviation Technology. Students also have the opportunity to learn about various student services that are available at the College.
Each spring high school students who have successfully completed an articulated class at their high school visit campus to take the applicable articulation/dual credit examination for free college credit! High school students have the opportunity to choose from over 20 articulation/dual credit examinations for which to sit during this event!
Annual Counselor Workshop
Career and Technical Education sponsors a one-day professional development workshop for high school guidance counselors covering information specific to student services and academic opportunities at Northeast State. Past workshop topics have included financial aid, admissions, student advising, Tennessee Promise, dual enrollment, academic programs, and counseling services.
Career and Technical Education is responsible for managing Perkins IV Base and Reserve Grants. As part of the Perkins IV Grant, campus-wide strategies and programs are developed and implemented to increase the enrollment, retention, and placement of students in associate of applied science degree programs. Initiatives that strengthen linkages between secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs are also supported through the grant.
During the 2015-2016 grant cycle, efforts will be focused on increasing the enrollment and retention of individuals pursuing certificates/degrees in nontraditional majors. If you are interested in learning more regarding this initiative, contact Vanessa Price at 423.354.5198 or