Student communicating with female staff member through assistive technology
A male student communicating via sign language to a female staff member
Dog guiding a visually impaired student

Universal Pathways to Employment Project (UPEP)


Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Disability Employment Policy

The Universal Pathways to Employment Project (UPEP) expands the College’s capacity to deliver integrated education and career training to students with disabilities. UPEP supports students with disabilities and helps them in obtaining an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, internship opportunities and career field employment.

The UPEP Program provides participants with individual career plans, interviewing and job search training, academic and career coaching, internship placement assistance and persistence scholarships. If you are interested in applying, and meet the eligibility requirements listed below, please click on the UPEP Online Application tab and submit your application.

Eligibility Requirements

1) Participants must be Pellissippi State students who are 14- 24 years old, have a documented disabling condition that meets Pellissippi State guidelines for documentation (PSCC Documentation Requirements) and be registered with Disability Services.

2) Participants must be students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an Applied Technical Program (Career Program) at Pellissippi State (Academic Programs). Students planning to enter the Transfer Program and obtain a Bachelor Degree from a four year instituion do not qualify for UPEP.

UPEP WORKSHOPS/EVENTS

SILVER LEVEL STUDENTS

BRONZE LEVEL STUDENTS