What is the
PIE Center?

The Partnerships in Industry and Education (PIE) Innovation Center is a planned regional educational facility that will address the growing need to better prepare students for postsecondary careers and workforce opportunities. This unprecedented innovative Center, the first of its kind in Tennessee, will be located in the former American Uniform plant on Parker Street in Cleveland, TN. By having business, industry, secondary/postsecondary educational opportunities, and nonprofit services under one roof, students will be provided with the tools, education, and life skills needed to succeed.

Partnerships with TCAT-Athens, Cleveland State Community College, and Chattanooga State Technical Community College will provide students with dual credit, dual enrollment, industry certification, and a seamless transition into programming.

The PIE Innovation Center’s VISION will create an intensive, strategic student experience through collaboration with business, industry, and nonprofit organizations. This educational experience will give students a vision for their future through embedded work-based learning and experiential learning in STEM, changing learning pathways, and promoting design thinking.

What is the
PIE Center?

The Partnerships in Industry and Education (PIE) Innovation Center is a planned regional educational facility that will address the growing need to better prepare students for postsecondary careers and workforce opportunities. This unprecedented innovative Center, the first of its kind in Tennessee, will be located in the former American Uniform plant on Parker Street in Cleveland, TN. By having business, industry, secondary/postsecondary educational opportunities, and nonprofit services under one roof, students will be provided with the tools, education, and life skills needed to succeed.

Partnerships with TCAT-Athens, Cleveland State Community College, and Chattanooga State Technical Community College will provide students with dual credit, dual enrollment, industry certification, and a seamless transition into programming.

The PIE Innovation Center’s VISION will create an intensive, strategic student experience through collaboration with business, industry, and nonprofit organizations. This educational experience will give students a vision for their future through embedded work-based learning and experiential learning in STEM, changing learning pathways, and promoting design thinking.

Education and workforce development promote the concept of teamwork, of collaboration. The PIE Innovation Center truly makes this happen by providing students within our region:

  • on-site business settings to engage in real-world work experiences;
  • the necessary skills to be college and career-ready;
  • state-of-the-art educational opportunities in CTE focus areas of welding, machining, mechatronics, chemical technology, Information Technology,
  • work-based learning opportunities;
  • post-secondary educational opportunities.

Partnership with Community

The Partnerships in Industry and Education (PIE) Innovation Center is a planned regional educational facility that will address the growing need to better prepare students for postsecondary careers and workforce opportunities. This unprecedented innovative Center is the first of its kind in Tennessee. By having business, industry, secondary/postsecondary educational opportunities, and nonprofit services under one roof, students will be provided with the tools, education, and life skills needed to succeed.

Smart Factory Announces Move to Bradley Co. Partnerships in Industry & Education Innovation Center

Cleveland, Tenn. (May 17, 2022) – The Smart Factory Institute of Tennessee, in a new partnership with the Cleveland-Bradley Chamber of Commerce and Bradley County Schools, announced it is moving its headquarters to the Bradley County Partnerships in Industry & Education (PIE) Innovation Center located in Cleveland, Tennessee. To read the full article click here…
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Wright Brothers Construction

Wright Brothers Construction Company, Inc. is headquartered in Charleston, TN. and has over half a century of experience completing some of the most challenging projects across the Southeast from moving millions of cubic yards of excavation in Alabama to spanning rivers in Virginia. Wright Brothers is an ever-evolving Christian-owned business steeped in the traditional core…
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