Meet: Eric Collins, Sponsorship Director

Director of Consulting Services, CGI “I love traveling when work allows, and I’m so simple even some “old rocks” can make me smile.”   Q: Is there a person that you look up to that inspires the career moves you’ve made so far? This can be a person you know, or a public figure (dead or alive). A: I have … Read More

Step-Up CHA – 2018 Community Service Initiative

Last year, YPC had an opportunity to participate in an amazing program, Step-UP CHA. This program for local high school students gives them an opportunity to work with local business as a paid summer intern. The program is not just about some summer spending money, it is about the experience and job skills these student receive before they step foot … Read More

Let’s Define The Relationship

Everyone remembers their very first “DTR” — that point where you “define the relationship” with someone you’ve been spending a lot of quality time with. You “make things official,” you bear your soul, you find some way to say how you feel and what that person means to you. Despite not being in middle school anymore, I felt a DTR would … Read More

Volunteers Needed! February/March Mentoring Opportunities with STEP-UP Chattanooga

 This year, YPAC has partnered with STEP-UP Chattanooga, an initiative focused on building tomorrow’s workforce today. STEP-UP Chattanooga is a program of PEF (Public Education Foundation) that connects high school students with real-world summer internships at local businesses. As a YPAC member, there are 3 ways to get involved. 1. Host or sponsor a STEP-UP intern.  Contact Jeff Rector ( or click here to learn more about how your company … Read More