8th graders select four CTE pathway study areas from their zoned high school they wish to explore. Students are encouraged to pick CTE pathways based on their YouScience results.
On the day of the event, students rotate between classes and participate in sessions featuring one CTE student, one CTE instructor, and one Rutherford County industry partner.
During the session, they receive information on what the high school pathway encompasses and potential careers in that pathway. During this time, students are encouraged to take notes, ask questions and discuss the day with parents, so they are well-prepared for the freshman class selection process.