Arconic funds new afterschool program in Blount County

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ALCOA, Tenn. (WATE) — The Arconic Foundation has awarded Pellissippi State Community College $50,000 to start a new afterschool program for children in Blount County.

The Pellissippi Youth Scholars Program will focus on career awareness, exploration and preparation for high-demand advanced manufacturing and coding careers, according to a release.

The program will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Alcoa and the Boys & Girls Club in Maryville and will offer concentrations in robotics, additive manufacturing, coding, hydraulics and pneumatics.

The program is set to begin in January 2021.

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