CTE Events and Grant Initiatives


Career Day

Career and Technical Education (CTE) hosts Career Day each year with the goal of exposing high school students to career pathways and academic programs within the applied science areas. Each fall 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.  For more information, call 423.354.5186 or email HSP@NortheastState.edu.

Dual Credit Day

Each spring high school students who have successfully completed an articulated class at their high school visit campus to take the applicable dual credit examination for free college credit! High school students have the opportunity to choose from over 20 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 V Base and Reserve Grants. As part of the Perkins V Base 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. The College has been awarded two Perkins Reserve Grants for AY 2020-2021. One Reserve Grant will provide funding for NeSCC instructors to attend OSHA General Industry Trainer courses, enabling them to issue OSHA certifications to students completing the required training. The other Reserve Grant will cover the CompTIA A+ certification costs for students completing the College’s CITC 1320 A+ Hardware and Software course.

In AY 2019-2020, the College was also awarded a multi-year Department of Education Perkins Innovation and Modernization Grant. The College’s project, Leap AHEAD (Aligning Higher Education with Achieving Dreams), augments dual enrollment opportunities in advanced technology programs that culminate in early postsecondary credit and credential completion for students in the College’s service region. Focus programs of the project include construction electricity, electromechanical technology, aviation technology, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Grant funds will be used to purchase portable electric learning systems for dual enrollment programming and to promote and support greater enrollment in NeSCC’s dual enrollment opportunities.