Center for Community Career Education (CCCE) recently celebrated their 35th year with UTC. The Center specifically caters to low-income and first generation students, enriching their lives and helping them achieve their goals through skills and opportunities they may not have access to otherwise.

“Friends that I went to college with say, ‘I can’t believe this is the work you do. You must wake up every morning so excited about coming into work.’ And it is, when you start telling people about it, it’s kind of like amazing,” says Sandy Cole, Executive Director for the Center.

CCCE has changed thousands of lives with the programs it oversees: GEAR UP, PAWS, College Knowledge, Now!, Talent Search, Life Planning, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math and Science, Each One Reach One, and Educational Opportunity Center.

This video provides an overview of the center, and introduces the programs that are a part of the CCCE family.

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Sarah ’14, ’16 earned an MA in English rhetoric and composition at UTC where she now works as staff writer; she enjoys hiking with her husband and two boys and spending time with her backyard menagerie of goats, chickens and ducks.

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