8th Grade Career Pathway Fairs




The middle school career pathway fair was designed to help 8th-grade students make a more informed choice on which Career & Technical Education Pathway they plan to study during high school. In the State of Tennessee, students are required to complete at least three credits in one CTE Pathway or in the ROTC, Fine Arts or AP Pathways.

The first middle school career pathway fair was held at Whitworth Buchannan Middle School in May 2014. Students at Whitworth Buchannan are zoned for Oakland and Riverdale High Schools. From those high schools, eight different pathways were chosen and guest speakers from related industries were invited to come and speak to the students about their job and required education. Speakers were based in 8 classrooms and students rotated through each “pathway station” by homeroom.

Rutherford Works 8th Grade Career Pathway Fair Schedule 


Middle Schools 8th Grade Career Pathway Fair Date Lead High School Additional High School High School 3
Rocky Fork Middle  1-Nov Smyrna High Stewarts Creek  
Whitworth Buchanan Middle 2-Nov Riverdale Oakland  
Christiana Middle 9-Nov Riverdale    
Stewarts Creek Middle 14-Nov Stewarts Creek High    
Rockvale Middle School 16-Nov Riverdale Blackman High Eagleville 
Blackman Middle 21-Nov Blackman High Stewarts Creek   
Smyrna Middle 28-Nov Smyrna High     
LaVergne Middle 30-Nov LaVergne High    
Rock Springs Middle 5-Dec LaVergne High Stewarts Creek   
Oakland Middle School 6-Dec Oakland High    
Siegel Middle School 7-Dec Siegel High    

2017 8th Grade Pathway Fair Recap

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