Instructors in Campbell County’s CTE program gathered at Roane State Community College on Thursday to kick off their school year.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Roane State College hosted Campbell County’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors on Thursday. “This was the kick-off to our year,” said CTE Director Robbie Heatherly.

Heatherly added that there was some bookkeeping and housekeeping to do on Thursday ahead of Friday. “We also needed to take care of some business where the Perkins Reserve Grant is concerned,” added Heatherly.

Campbell County has 21 CTE instructors split between Campbell and Jellico High Schools. There are two instructors at the middle schools. “Being in the middle schools sets a foot print for high school allowing students to get an idea of where they want to focus their career,” said Heatherly.

CTE Director Robbie Heatherly starts the afternoon session on Thursday with the Campbell County’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors.

“In summation, CTE is to prepare students for high quality and high demand jobs compared to those in our immediate region. We’ve invested in a lot of equipment the past four or five years to have the most cutting edge there is and prepare them for the equipment they’ll see in post-secondary education,” said Heatherly.

“The support CTE receives from the high school principals is key. Mr. Oaks at Jellico and Mr. Foust at Campbell County are very supportive,” Heatherly noted. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/06/2021-6AM)