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Teachers play a vital role in the career development of students as they have the opportunity to inspire, guide, and provide valuable resources and knowledge. They can help students explore and discover their interests, strengths, and passions by exposing them to diverse career options and sharing real-world experiences. Teachers can offer career guidance, assist students in setting educational and career goals, and provide insights into the skills and qualifications required for different professions. Additionally, teachers can facilitate career-related activities, such as guest speakers, job fairs, and workshops, to enhance students’ understanding of various industries and provide networking opportunities. By fostering a supportive and motivating learning environment, teachers significantly contribute to the career development of students and help them make informed decisions about their future.

Career-Themed Curriculum

Elevate Tennessee features services designed specifically for teachers. Educators are a truly valuable asset in our communities. Educators shape the future of our region, and are instrumental in the success of our students. Elevate Tennessee is committed to supporting teachers’ efforts in facilitating a healthy talent pipeline of skilled workers into our local workforce.

Elevate Tennessee provides teachers with an easy way to interact and communicate with students on their career exploration journey. By supporting students in attaining ready-to-work skills, developing their online resumes, and exploring career pathways with our portal’s extensive library of Career Cards, Elevate Tennessee helps educators keep up with the latest in career preparation for our community’s future workers.


Land Grant Films has partnered with East Tennessee PBS to provide educational programming designed to reach a younger audience. Called JobPop, the series introduces children to jobs they may find interesting and explains what each profession does.

The series is practical in nature, allowing kids to see how an HVAC technician uses geometry during work or how a machinist measures things.

Speaker Request Form

Invite someone from the Chamber to speak to students about opportunities in Knoxville using the form below:

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