EDUCATION INSPIRES INNOVATION
The area’s research resources are supported by strong local and regional education institutions. Students from the area’s public and private schools give employers access to an energetic, well-educated workforce. The University of Tennessee
main campus is within a 15 minute drive of Pellissippi Place. High-quality technical schools such as Pellissippi State
and smaller private schools such as Maryville College
give students and employers excellent local professional training options.
Three public school systems serve the immediate community. Alcoa, Blount County, and Maryville school systems serve more than 18,000 students and achieve some of the best ACT and SAT scores in the Southeast.