A New AP Teacher’s Journey

“I am not sure what to expect, but I am excited,” Rosa Heintz, a teacher at Howard High School, stated eagerly as she discussed her enrollment in the Chattanooga Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute last May. Heintz was one of fifteen Hamilton County teachers selected to teach AP for the first time, and her preparation would begin at the Chattanooga AP Summer Institute, a series of workshops for new

April 2019 Newsletter Job Opportunities

Project Management  Senior Technical Project Manager Unum *PMP Preferred  Manufacturing Engineer – Foundry Operations Mueller Water Products *PMP is a plus  IT Project Management Advisor Sedgwick  Director, Operations/Production Whirlpool Information Technology Project Manager Kenco  Project Manager – Hydropower Black & Veatch Transportation Project Manager City of Chattanooga Project Manager – BlueCare Plus BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee See more project management jobs by joining our Project Management Mailing List!  Human Resources  Human

April Instructor Spotlight: Patrick Yates

We had the pleasure of talking with one of our medical career course instructors, Patrick Yates, this month. Patrick facilitates the Medical Administrative Assistant course. With over 10 years of experience in the medical field, Patrick brings unique experiences and knowledge. During our conversation, we asked Patrick about the Medical Administrative Assistant course, why someone should pursue a career as a medical administrative assistant, and how one can advance

April 2019 Upcoming Courses

Professional Development  5/10/19 – Supply Chain Lunch and Learn 5/21/19 – 5/22/19 Project Management Fundamentals Test Prep  5/7/19 – 5/30/19 LSAT Live – Online  6/3/19 – 6/6/19 ACT Test Prep – On Campus  6/3/19 – 7/10/19 LSAT Live – Online Course  6/4/19 – 7/11/19 LSAT Test Prep – On Campus  6/4/19 – 6/27/19 GRE Live – Online  6/11/19 – 7/9/19 ACT Live Online Blitz

AZZ Kicks Off Training with Crucial Conversations

AZZ Inc., a global provider of specialty electrical equipment and welding solutions, engaged the Center for Professional Education to provide training at its Chattanooga location. The company kicked off the professional development with Crucial Conversations®, a training course that teaches individuals how to improve dialogue and engagement. Rhonda Beard, Human Resources Manager at AZZ, states, “We have many new people and people who have been promoted into new positions.

Acumen Wealth Advisors Partners with CPE for Strengths Finders

Acumen Wealth Advisors is a financial planning and investment management firm based in Chattanooga with strong connections to UTC. Both Reese Veltenaar, Managing Partner and Wealth Strategist, and Arie Veltenaar, Client Ambassador, are UTC Rollins College of Business alums. As a growing company, Acumen wanted to leverage their team strengths and skills for the betterment of their clients. With that goal in mind, they sought Strengths Finders. The Center

Instructor and Partner Spotlight: Enrique Vizoso

This month, CPE talked to Enrique Vizoso who serves as a vital partner and instructor. Enrique is a supply chain consultant with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and logistics operations in the United States and Mexico.  In his leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies, he led a number of initiatives to revolutionize supply chain operations. His focus as a consultant is to guide businesses through supply chain

CPE Begins Offering Crucial Conversations to Domestic Violence Shelters

“Where do you feel stuck?” It’s a question often echoed in training rooms around the world as leaders and professionals from all variations of industry work to master a new approach to communication through VitalSmarts’ Crucial Conversations training. “The ability to talk to almost anyone about almost anything!” It’s a powerful tag line, and one that VitalSmarts delivers on as their curriculum is currently being used in 300 of

Tyner Academy Students Raise ACT Score With CPE

In the fall of 2018, the Center for Professional Education partnered with UTC’s School of Education to provide an ACT test prep course for Tyner Academy’s Future Ready Institute: Teaching as a Profession Pathway. The student cohort recently received their test scores with 92% seeing increases in their ACT scores. One student’s ACT score increased by five points while another student showed a gain of 10 points. At least

March 2019 Newsletter Upcoming Courses

Professional Development  4/10/19 – 4/11/19 Crucial Conversations   4/12/19 Supply Chain Lunch and Learn 5/21/19 – 5/22/19 Project Management Fundamentals Test Prep  5/7/19 – 5/30/19 LSAT Live – Online  6/3/19 – 6/6/19 ACT Test Prep – On Campus  6/3/19 – 7/10/19 LSAT Live – Online Course  6/4/19 – 7/11/19 LSAT Test Prep – On Campus  6/4/19 – 6/27/19 GRE Live – Online  6/11/19 – 7/9/19 ACT Live Online Blitz