An engineering student takes a measurement as he works on technical machinery.
The exterior of the J.L. Goins building. The building houses the administrative offices of the College. The Grant Development Office is located on the second floor, Suite 203.
Several members of the College meet with community leaders around a table to discuss a successful grant.

Basic Information about the Universal Pathways to Employment Project (UPEP) Grant


The United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy awarded Pellissippi State Community College $1,000,000 for the Universal Pathways to Employment Project (UPEP).  The total award over the next five years will be $5,199,269.  The project will allow Pellissippi State to develop, test, and evaluate new integrated education and career training strategies to help ensure that youth and young adults with disabilities acquire the skills, degrees, and credentials needed for high wage, high skill employment.

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UPEP is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. This project is funded by 100% federal funding in the amount of $1 million.  Pellissippi  State Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37933 (865) 694-6400.