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Christy Newman of Arconic presents $80,000 grant to Pellissippi State in front of Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center

Arconic Foundation helps more high schoolers take Pellissippi State dual enrollment courses

Arconic Foundation has awarded Pellissippi State Community College $80,000 to help Blount County juniors and seniors explore advanced manufacturing careers while still in high school.  The Pellissippi State Credit to Credentials pilot project includes Career and Technical Education dual enrollment opportunities for students in 11th and 12th grades at Alcoa,… Read More »Arconic Foundation helps more high schoolers take Pellissippi State dual enrollment courses

Vice President for External Affairs Patricia Weaver

Pellissippi State hires Patricia Weaver as vice president for External Affairs

Monroe County native and longtime educator Patricia Weaver, Ed.D., has joined Pellissippi State Community College as the school’s vice president for External Affairs.  Pellissippi State President L. Anthony Wise Jr. created the new position this summer as part of an organizational restructuring. External Affairs encompasses the college’s existing offices of… Read More »Pellissippi State hires Patricia Weaver as vice president for External Affairs

Blount County leaders Ruth and Steve West, fifth and sixth from left, celebrate the opening of the Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center on Tuesday, Aug. 16

Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center opens in Blount County

Pellissippi State Community College, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville and community leaders from throughout Blount County celebrated the opening of the Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.  The $16.5 million workforce development center is located on Pellissippi State’s Blount County Campus… Read More »Ruth and Steve West Workforce Development Center opens in Blount County

Student in Electrical Engineering Technology class at Pellissippi State

Free career training at Pellissippi State addresses COVID-19 job losses

Those whose finances or job outlooks were negatively impacted by COVID-19 have one more chance to receive free career training at Pellissippi State Community College.  The college will offer its Reimagine Your Career program on Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb. 15-March 17 at the Blount County Campus and the Magnolia Avenue… Read More »Free career training at Pellissippi State addresses COVID-19 job losses

Ahadut Mengesha works on his Raspberry Pi computer at camp in summer 2021. Raspberry Pi camp is an introduction to physical computing using the Python programming language and a Raspberry Pi single board computer.

Pellissippi State to extend work-based learning in information technology, advanced manufacturing

Pellissippi State Community College has received a second round of funding to enhance its College to Career Collaboratives in Knox and Blount counties.   Gov. Bill Lee announced Nov. 18 the second round of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) program, which prioritizes learning opportunities in rural counties and enhances… Read More »Pellissippi State to extend work-based learning in information technology, advanced manufacturing

Nick Galloway at work at the Maryville Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant

Graduate spotlight: Galloway obtains industry certification before graduation

In the span of three months in early 2019, Nick Galloway lost his livelihood and his father.  “I was looking for a new career after working for the family business since I was 6,” remembers Nick, who was 38 at the time. “It was abrupt, but I have two children.… Read More »Graduate spotlight: Galloway obtains industry certification before graduation