Partners in Education
Partners in Education (PIE) is a TVA program that assists Tennessee Valley schools in providing a high-quality education and preparing students for employment.
TVA’s goal for the program is to ensure that the future workforce and Valley citizens have the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Schools benefit from these types of assistance:
- Donations of computer equipment. TVA donates surplus computers to Valley schools where the greatest need exists.
- Financial contributions. TVA emphasizes learning activities associated with energy and environmental education as well as vocational and technical training in skill areas that are vital to the future needs of TVA and industry.
- Employee involvement. TVA employees participate in various activities with school students, including Career Day presentations, job shadowing, and many others.
About 70 schools in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi participate in the PIE program (view map). Program coordinators and volunteers identify innovative educational activities and resources and integrate these into the schools.
For more information, including how to become a partners in Educations school, contact Mandy Blake at (865) 632-4316.