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*FREE “INTERNCHIPS Virtual Career Prep Bootcamp"- Online & Onsite with Training Wheels of Chattanooga, TN and CHIPS Learning Services


WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?  BE FUTURE-READY!  LEARN TO EARN & INTERN!  Join us for "INTERNCHIPS Virtual Career Prep Bootcamp” July 26-30, 2021!  Sign-up NOW and claim your seat!  There are limited spaces available to assure you have a personalized camper experience!  So sign-up TODAY here!

This ONSITE & ONLINE VIRTUAL BOOTCAMP gives you a "hybrid" learning experience of attending camp either onsite at our host site "Training Wheels" location in Chattanooga, Tennessee, or online from wherever you are in Tennessee*. 

Learn more about our host site "TRAINING WHEELS" of Downside Up.

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IEP Document  (Sample of what you need to send to us)

CHIPS Registration Form (coming soon)

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This is a FREE Pre-ETS (Pre-Employment Transition Services) camp program offered in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and CHIPS Learning Services, *for qualified students ages 14-22 with IEP, 504 or eligible disability in the State of Tennessee.


The camp will be held Monday-Friday, July 26-30, 2021 and offers morning or afternoon half-day sessions. Spaces are limited and class sizes are kept small to assure quality learning experiences, so SIGN UP NOW!

This 21st century "hybrid" camp covers Pre-ETS, STEAM Careers and CCTE (College, Career and Technical Education).  It integrates online teaching with online and onsite learning. It is designed to serve students both virtually and remotely wherever they may be via our CHIPS host site(s). 


Students will "learn to earn and be future-ready to intern" by developing their transition portfolio from CHIPS teaching, training, tools and topics covering:


  • Job Shadowing (Job Exploration)

  • Resume Building (Workplace Readiness)

  • Informational Interviewing (Self-Advocacy)

  • Professional Networking (Work-Based Learning)

  • Pathway Planning (Post-Secondary College and Career Planning)

To sign up complete the "Sign Up Here!" box on this page.  Also, download forms needed for registration, permission and disability documentation here.

You will need to complete a registration form, permission form and provide students' IEP, 504 or disability documentation.  To learn more about the documents needed for registration and eligibility for FREE camp, please see the "About Pre-ETS" section at the bottom of this page.

Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Tekelia C. Kelly at



If you or someone you know would be interested in hosting this program this summer, or as part of a class, camp or other program during the school year, or during holiday breaks, please contact Tekelia C. Kelly at .

Please see the linked flier above and share this information with parents, students, homeschoolers, youth organizations, churches and community members! 

Questions?  Contact us us at and we will get back with you as soon as possible with the necessary forms for registration.

About Pre-ETS

About Pre-ETS

The CHIPS Future-Ready Job Skills Bootcamp is a summer learning enrichment program that is also an extension of our CHIPS Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS). 


CHIPS Pre-ETS is offered during the academic school year to students in Hamilton County, Bradley County and other surrounding county schools.  Our services are also offered at the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC) in Smryna, Tennessee.

Pre-ETS is designed to serve students ages 14-22 with disabilities FREE of charge, provided a  student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or documented disability with a permission form.  This service is made possible through a grant by the Department of Tennessee Human Services Vocational Rehabilitation, with whom we partner.

The five areas of training in Pre-ETS are:

  1. Job Exploration

  2. Self-Advocacy

  3. Workplace Readiness

  4. Work-based Learning

  5. Post-Secondary College and Career Counseling

After signing up with your email address and other details, we will send you a parent/guardian permission form to complete and return to us, along with the first page of your child's IEP. 

We will then forward your information to our local Chattanooga Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) office representative. Once we hear back from them, we will let you know next steps regarding registering your child.


Please know, we will need to have at least four (4) students registered in order to offer the camp.

You may send your information as a scanned email attachment or via regular postal mail to CHIPS Learning Services. Should you wish to fax or postal mail us, please let us know in advance by calling 423.421.5646.


If you have any questions or need additional information, please let us know. Also, please feel free to pass on this information to others and invite friends to join you!

Thank you, again, for your interest in CHIPS Learning Services! We look forward to serving you!

CHIPS Summer Camps
Sign-up using the above form!
For questions, Call 423.421.5646
or Email:

Previous Camps

2020 CHIPS Future Ready Job Skills Bootc

Welcome to CHIPS Future-Ready Job Skills Bootcamps for 2020!


We are excited to announce that Training Wheels of Downside Up, located at 621 E. 11th Street in Chattanooga, TN, will host three (3) weeks of FREE CHIPS Future-Ready Job Skills Bootcamp on the following dates: 


  • June 8-12

  • July 6-10

  • July 20-24


Camp time will be from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.


To sign up please use the above "Sign Up Here!" box, entering your email address, child's information and other details; and we will get back with you as soon as possible.   

In the meantime, should you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Tekelia C. Kelly at

Learn more about Training Wheels by Downside Up at the following link:

!“Be Future-Ready TODAY!

Great college, career and STEAM Education experiences for Pre-ETS eligible students in grades 8-12.  Limited Seats.  Sign up TODAY! 

Visit for more info.


This program is made possible in part under a grant by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and is free to eligible students for Pre-ETS.



•Virtual Job Shadowing

•Online Resume Building

•LinkedIn Profile Networking

•Project Work-Based Learning

•After-High School Planning

Job Shadowing - Resume Building - Networking

Work-Based Learning - Post-Secondary Planning

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