Mrs. Marsha Talley, Supervisormtalley@sequatchie.k12.tn.us
Mrs. Pat Green, 6-12 Curriculum Assistant
Welcome to the website for Sequatchie County Career and Technical Education
Sequatchie County Schools has an 89% graduation rate and our CTE concentrators are currently outperforming the state in ACT benchmarks for English Language Arts and Math. We currently have five CTE programs of study at Sequatchie County High School with plans to introduce additional programs of study within the next four years.
One of our goals is to ensure that all CTE concentrators (students who complete two or more consecutive courses within a program of study) graduate with an industry certification, and/or a work-based learning portfolio, and/or postsecondary credits relating to their field of study.
Sequatchie County High School welcomes business and industry input. We host advisory committee meetings at least once per semester. Business and industry partners who are interested in participating in these meetings should contact Marsha Talley, CTE Director.
The Sequatchie County CTE Department is dedicated to providing rigorous and relevant career programs of study that align with local labor market needs.
For further information please contact me.
Marsha Carr Talley
Sequatchie County Schools Career and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
Private schools in the Sequatchie County may contact Marsha Carr Talley, CTE Director, at 423-949-3617 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information concerning CTE offerings and professional development activities by CTE.What is CTE?
Career and technical education has risen on the educational radar in thepast decade, transforming itself from a college alternative into a new kind
of college pathway.
What are the definition of career and technical education?
Career and technical education–commonly known as career-tech ed or
CTE–describes classes that are designed to prepare students for work.How are career and technical education different from vocational
In some ways, it’s not that different. In many high schools, you can still
find the same voc-ed classes that existed half a century ago. They
prepare students for jobs that don’t typically require college degrees, such
as child care, welding, cosmetology, or plumbing.
But in important ways, CTE is very different than your grandfather’s voc
ed. Many programs now focus on areas typically associated with
associate or bachelor’s degrees, such as engineering or business.
Because career-tech-ed classes of all kinds are increasingly seen as
roads to additional study after high school, they are meant to be more
academically rigorous than those of a previous generation.Why is CTE becoming more focused on postsecondary degrees? I
thought the whole point of CTE was to let students choose to skip
college and go right to work.
Two big forces were central in bringing about that shift: New labor-market
realities and a troubling past. Let’s take the second one first. Important
changes in the labor market support the need for college, too. A
shifting—and increasingly automated—economy offers few jobs for those
without some kind of postsecondary training or degree.
Recognizing these trends, career and technical education reshaped itself
as a new kind of pathway: one that includes some form of postsecondary
training. That could mean earning certification or credentials in good-
paying fields like cybersecurity or robotics, or it could mean getting an
associate or bachelor’s degree.CTE Programs of Study at Sequatchie County High School
Advanced Manufacturing: Mechatronics and Welding
Ag Science: Veterinary and Animal Science and Horticulture
Health Science: Nursing Services
Human Service: Human and Social Sciences and Dietetics and Nutrition
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics: Automotive Maintenance and
Architecture and Construction: Residential and Commercial Construction
Business Management and Administration: Office Management