PEF College Knowledge Virtual Sessions 2020
In an effort to support students on the road to college, PEF would like to offer virtual sessions where experts will share information about the college process. One of the most important decisions our students will make is to continue on to college. PEF’s College and Career Readiness work focuses on encouraging students to attend college, and provides them and their families with support and access to help them accomplish this goal.
Sessions are scheduled through December 2020. Most workshops are one hour. You will learn tips and tools to a better you.
STEP-UP Chattanooga builds tomorrow's workforce today by connecting businesses with high school interns who will be our next generation of talented workers.
STEP-UP Chattanooga will place 175 Hamilton County working-age students in paid internships with Chattanooga companies and public agencies, providing work readiness training, on-the-job experience, professional mentors, advanced career opportunities and ongoing support. All STEP-UP Chattanooga students will be employed by companies and organizations that require them to be legally eligible to work in the United States.
STEP-UP Chattanooga is modeled after the nationally recognized STEP-UP Achieve program in Minneapolis, which has served more than 20,000 students since 2004. Ninety-six percent (96%) of STEP-UP Achieve supervisors reported that interns made a valuable contribution to the workplace and the program was a success at their company.
2020 STEPUP EMPLOYERS
Thank You to the employers that have committed to hiring our interns!
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Bantam & Biddy Chattanooga
Bessie Smith Cultural Center
Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
Chattanooga Autism Center
Chattanooga Publishing Company
Chattanooga State Community College
Why You Should Be a Part of STEP-UP Chattanooga
"Because of that internship, I got to help my mother pay bills, put food on the table and be the one for her to rely on..."
STEP-UP Intern Angelica Moline
"Our intern was dependable, willing to learn, helpful, and kind. He helped with everything you asked in a timely and courteous way. He was eager to learn and always dressed and acted professionally."
2017 STEP-UP Employer
"I want to thank them so much for their sacrifice of time, energy, and money to develop and invest in us young people."
STEP-UP Intern Jaehwui Kim
"She was professional, curious and a joy. Our customers loved her, as did her co-workers. She was quick to learn, always asked questions to ensure she completed task to the best of her ability and had a wonderful attitude. We would love to have her back at the library."
2017 STEP-UP Employer