Monday, February 26th, 2024, was declared as CTE instructor day in Campbell County

Campbell County High School and Jellico High School Career and Technical Education teachers were honored by the county commission on Monday evening. 

By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – February is Career and Technical Education month at Campbell County High School and Jellico High School. In honor of this and to recognize the “amazing CTE teachers at the high schools,” County Mayor Jack Lynch and county commissioners honored these educators with a proclamation on Monday evening at the commission’s regular monthly meeting. Monday, February 26th, 2024, was declared as CTE instructor day in Campbell County. 

“I guess everyone knows I’m pretty big on education,” Mayor Lynch said, adding that Campbell County “has some of the greatest CTE teachers in the state.”

A sampling of the CTE teachers from CCHS attended the meeting. Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields also attended the meeting.

Lynch read the proclamation aloud, which stated that “CTE training prepares students for life in the work force.” 

Both Campbell County and Jellico High Schools have numerous CTE programs that prepare students for post-secondary education and to enter into the career and Technical Education work force. 

Campbell County High School CTE Director Traci Chambers accepted the award and encouraged the commission and others to visit the CCHS school Facebook page and see all the exciting programs and projects that CTE students are working on.

One such project is the construction classroom building a “tiny house.”

“There’s always something wonderful going on. It’s so exciting,” Chambers said. She also introduced CCHS student Isaac Jones, saying he was the type of student that made her proud to be part of the CTE program.

Jones spoke briefly to commissioners and thanked them for their support. Jones is taking several CTE classes, but FFA is his “home.”

“FFA is my home; it helps me with public speaking and lots of other things. I want to say thanks to the county for supporting CTE programs,” Jones said.

Mayor Lynch and other commissioners thanked educators for “all they do in the school system and for the students.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/27/2024-6AM)