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2019 Extern Calendar

(Tentative and subject to change slightly)

  • February 15: Application Deadline

  • February 27: Announcement of Externs

  • March 14: Forum @ DCEA (3:00-5:00, 2 hours)

    • Speakers

      • County Mayor, Bill Brittain,

      • City Mayor, Gary Chesney. 

      • Mattea McCann from Team Tech)

      • Sarah Cooper, 2018 Extern 

      • Chuck Carter, Director of CTE.

    • Bring required employment documents (list sent separately)


  • April 4: Tour of TCAT; 3:30-5:30 PM (2 hours) With Chris Edmonds, LEAP Grant Project Manager


  • April 16  Tour of Walters State; 3:30-5:30 PM (2 hours)

    • Avery Swinson,  history, mission, opportunities, programs

    • Campus tour


  • May 24 Tours and talks (7 hours)

The morning session will happen downstairs in the large meeting room  At the Chamber of Commerce.

  • 8:30: Externs meet at Chamber

  • Discussion from your week, and announcements regarding Tuesday and Wednesday agendas

  • 9:00-9:45  Chuck Carter, CTE Supervisor

  • Will speak and answer questions about the latest Career and Technical Education initiatives here in Hamblen county.  (CTE)

  • 9:45-10:30  Marshall Ramsey, President of the Chamber

  • Will address the development of Hamblen County as an advanced manufacturing meca in TN, and plans for the future.

  • 10:30-11:15  Justin Cook, Sen. Vice President, Commercial Banking, First Tennessee Bank. Discuss the little known secrets to career opportunities in the financial sector and possibly suggestions to maximize the effectiveness of your presentation. You’ll discover that money is not the root of all evil after all.

  • 11:15  Tom Strate, CIC, CRM, CWCA is President of Strate Insurance Group, Inc. Will share his vast knowledge and experience regarding careers not only in the insurance business but also opportunities for entrepreneurs.

  • 12:00 LUNCH On your own (TBD)

  • 1:00-3:00 Gordon Lintz, MHHS President and CAO. We will meet at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, 908 West Fourth North Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Discussing the myriad of opportunities in the healthcare field. Possibly a tour of some areas.  


  • May 28 Educational Workshop day. 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at Lincoln Heights Middle School (lunch on your own) (7 hours)

  • May 29   Presentation Day;  Foundation Room @ Walters State (2 hours)

    • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    • Teacher presentations

    • Industry presentations

    • Certificates of completion

    • Light breakfast

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