Career and Technical Education

Mission Statement

Increase student knowledge in career clusters by using a wide variety of instructional strategies to enhance student future employment opportunities.

Career and Technical Education, or CTE, in Carter County refers to the rigorous academic, technical, and employability skills or content that is taught through career focused standards and courses in grades 9-12 which prepare learners for advanced education, training, and employment in aligned occupations and careers. Students select a program of study or career pathway based on their interest designed to lay a strong foundation and prepare students to enter into the aligned career field for employment or they progress into a postsecondary program for advanced training.

To view the 2022-2023 CTE Programs of Study Matrix, click here.

To view the 2021-2022 CTE Programs of Study, click here .

To view the approved Industry Credentials, click here.

To view the Work Ethic Distinction Standards, click here.

To view the labor and market data, click here.

To view Tennessee School Boards Association district data dashboard, click here.

CTE Handbook 4-13-22:2.pdf

Career and Technical Education Administrative Staff

Betsy Oliver

CTE Director


Phone: 423-547-4015

Fax: 423-547-8326

Betsy Oliver is a lifelong resident of Carter County. Mrs. Oliver is a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She continued her education obtaining an EDS from Lincoln Memorial University. Mrs. Oliver has been in the field of education for 34 years. Betsy has served as a teacher, after-school director, as well as both an elementary and high school principal.

Rochelle Darnell

CTE Secretary & Bookkeeper


Phone: 423-547-4064

Fax: 423-547-8326