Best For All Central | Tennessee's online hub for best-in-class instructional and professional development materials for the coming academic year and beyond.
TDOE CTE Home Page | Everything you need related to CTE in Tennessee.
TDOE CTE Career Clusters & Standards | Information on the sixteen career clusters, programs of study, and course standards.
TDOE CTE Educators Resources | Information on Professional Learning Opportunities and various resources for educators and directors.
Tennessee DECA | Marketing, Finance, Hospitality & Management Student Organization
Tennessee FBLA | Future Business Leaders of America
Tennessee FCCLA | Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Tennessee FFA | Leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture
Tennessee HOSA | Future Health Professionals
Tennessee SkillsUSA | Students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
Tennessee TSA | Technology Student Association
Tennessee Pathways | Seamless K-12 to postsecondary pathway to move students into the workforce.
Work-Based Learning | Information on Work-Based Learning opportunities and supports in Tennessee
Career and Technical Education
CTE is helping our nation meet the very real and immediate challenges of economic development, student achievement and global competitiveness. CTE programs are organized by 16 Career Clusters to offer a complete range of career options for students, helping them discover their interests and the educational pathway that can lead to success
in high school, college and their chosen career/profession. CTE programs are changing, evolving and innovating to create an environment of opportunity within our schools from the middle schools and high schools to the post-secondary levels. CTE increases the relevance and impact of student’s education. CTE improves graduation rates in high school and college. Students gain the skills, technical knowledge, and the rigorous academic foundation and real-world experience they need for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers. Dual enrollment and dual credit opportunities are available for CTE students. Classes are available in the following clusters:
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.
Architecture & Construction
Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.
Business, Management & Administration
Careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.
Education & Training
Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services such as administration, teaching/training, administrative support, and professional support services.
Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
The planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.