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Tennessee Council for Career and Technical Education consists of thirteen members appointed by the Governor to serve in an advisory capacity to the Tennessee Board of Education, Tennessee Board of Regents, the Governor, and the General Assembly.  Members of the Council are appointed to serve six-year terms.

Seven individuals are representatives of the private sector in the state and constitute a majority of the membership. Six individuals are representatives of secondary and post-secondary education, career and technical institutions, career guidance and counseling organizations within the state, and/or individuals who have special knowledge and qualifications with respect to the educational and career development needs of special populations.

Strategic Plan

The Council is active in the following capacities:

  • An advocate for citizens' education and training needs in Tennessee;
  • Conducts an annual public hearing on Career and Technical Education;
  • Assists in the development of strong, advisory committees at the local level;
  • Provides state-of-the-art curriculum advice;
  • Serves as an agent for information on curriculum change;
  • Reviews No Child Left Behind and First To The Top benchmarks and objectives, as change is implemented in schools; and
  • Integrates advisory and regulatory functions of oversight.