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Helping students in Chattanooga

Helping give students a head start on their future

Preparing students for rewarding careers

More than 80,000 students in the Chattanooga area have access to Gigabit-speed internet to explore and capitalize on new learning opportunities and experiences. EPB is also investing in their futures through several mentoring and training programs.

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HCS EdConnect: Internet for all students in need

Recognized as a national model, HCS EdConnect powered by EPB is a partnership led by Hamilton County Schools that provides fiber fast internet to all economically challenged K-12 students in Hamilton County. More than 25,000 students and their family members benefit from the program which has been recognized by the American Public Power Association, the Chattanooga Tech Council, and dozens of national media outlets.

Giving Chattanooga students the help the need

Focused in on 4K microscope learning opportunities

With the help of gigabit technology, students in Hamilton County have remote video access to a high-powered 4K microscope for their environmental and biomedical studies.

Housed at STEM School Chattanooga, the microscope is so powerful that it is usually only found in scientific labs such as those at the Centers for Disease Control. But when combined with our community’s advanced infrastructure, this tool offers students a kind of educational experience never before seen.

Helping generate brighter futures at Tyner Academy

In partnership with Hamilton County Schools’ Future Ready Institute, the EPB Institute of Technology & Networking was developed to provide mentoring and training assistance to students pursuing careers in computer coding and information technology. A special IT-based curriculum helps instill in students a strong understanding of computer technology and the programming needed to succeed in high-demand career opportunities.

Both at the Institute and onsite at EPB, students commit to a high school career of learning the mechanics of programming, assembling and troubleshooting advanced computer systems.

Providing opportunities for Chattanooga students

STEP-UP & LEAD Programs

The STEP-UP paid summer internship program pairs Hamilton County students with our professionals to explore career opportunities and learn modern business skills. In partnership with STEP-UP, the LEAD (Leading Education And Development) internship program helps students from our Future Ready Institute of Technology & Networking at Tyner Academy explore future career opportunities based on what they’ve learned through their specialized curriculum.

Helping Chattanooga students
Helping Chattanooga schools

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code gives Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) students an opportunity to learn computer coding languages like JavaScript and Python, plus other computer skills. The goal is to expose them to new career opportunities in technology they may have never considered before.

SPARK Mentor Program

Complementing a college preparation curriculum focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM), SPARK offers ninth-grade girls from Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real world situations. This will better position them for successful careers in a competitive, knowledge-based global economy.