Knox County Schools will host The 865 Academies College & Career Expo at the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall on March 7 and 8 for participating 8th- and 11th-grade students.
Eighth-grade students will attend the Expo on March 7, and 11th-grade students will participate on March 8. Vendors will include businesses, non-profits, military institutions and colleges and trade schools.
The College & Career Expo is designed to help students learn more about enrolling in college or trade school, enlisting in service to their country, or finding employment in high-wage, in-demand careers.
This event is an important component of The 865 Academies initiative, providing 8th- and 11th-grade students with meaningful experiences that expose them to various pathways once they graduate high school.
Title sponsors of this event are Pellissippi State Community College and Tennova Healthcare. The gold-level sponsor is Trane.
Additional sponsors include: Kelsan, UT Medical Center, Messer Construction Co., MIRATECH, Lincoln Memorial University, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville Utilities Board, American Job Center/UT Center for Industrial Services, Roane State Community College, UT College of Communication and Information, Southeastern Construction Concepts Corporation, UT College of Social Work, Emory & Henry College, Johnson University, Stowers Machinery, Regions Bank, TN Army National Guard, Tennessee Technological University, Pipe Wrench LLC, eDynamic Learning-Knowledge Matters, UT Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Junior Achievement of East Tennessee.