Breaking New Ground

It was a historic day at Pellissippi State. Never before have we had two capital projects occurring simultaneously. Never before have we set a $10 million fundraising goal. And never before have we engaged so many volunteers in the process of supporting our students.

Meeting Demand

A Corporate Training Center planned for Pellissippi State’s new Blount County Workforce Development Center will help take employee training to the next level, with 3,250 square feet of dedicated space that can be divided into three separate rooms.

Row of students in hard hats and vests

Expanding Minds

Earning $65,000 or more per year sounds pretty good.

Imagine how it sounds to a teenager.

That’s one thing Pellissippi State is banking on as the College uses a $25,000 grant from Arconic Foundation to bring the state’s Dream It. Do It. Tennessee initiative to Blount County.

Lighting a Fire

Olivia Jones knows what it’s like to struggle in school.

The Pellissippi State sophomore was diagnosed with a learning disability in kindergarten and had an Individualized Education Plan that assigned her to resource classes until she was in ninth grade.

It was the words of her high school Spanish teacher that finally got through to Jones in a way nothing else had.

Read more from Connections: Spring 2019