Center Centre Partner Company Program

Imagine a user experience design school—built from the ground up—with the sole purpose of creating junior UX designers. These designers are industry-ready. They’re eager to address your organization’s challenges. They’re prepared for the realities of a professional work environment.
Imagine design school graduates chock-full of the necessary skills for your projects. They’ve spent two years honing their skills through relevant, guided project experience. These graduates are already versed in your organization’s professional work habits and design process. These graduates are ready to work effectively—from day one—with your team.
Now imagine a school that’s baked the recruitment process into its DNA. You’ll participate in the program from the start. You’ll discover which students will make the best members of your team. You’ll have input into the skills your new recruits will have.
That’s the Center Centre Partner Company Program. We invite you to join it.

Our partner companies

Northrop Grumman’s focus on continued education is one of the many reasons we’re so excited to have them as a partner. Learn more about our partnership with Northrop Grumman.
Our students will improve their skills under the MailChimp team’s mentorship. Learn more about how MailChimp will work with Center Centre students.

Do you want to see what a potential new hire learns easily?

As a Center Centre Partner Company, you’ll see more than just the list of accomplishments on students’ résumés. You’ll see more than some static screenshots in their final portfolios. You’ll see how quickly students pick up new concepts and domain knowledge. You’ll see their growth trajectory. You’ll know their true capabilities.

Do you want your team to up their skills on the latest UX techniques from leading industry experts?

The mentors you assign to Center Centre can attend any of our expert-led workshops. Our curriculum places today’s leading UX experts in front of our students and in front of your team. Each three-week course begins with a two-day, industry-grade workshop led by an industry expert. Our workshops cover topics like interaction design, user research, Agile methodologies, information architecture, visual design, and front-end development.

Do you want your newly hired designers to be ready to work on your critical projects on their very first day?

Our students graduate knowing what to expect from their first UX job, because they’ve had an in-depth exploration of how different companies approach design challenges. Our students have taken multiple projects from initial concept to final deployment and learned a design is only finished once it’s built and shipped. Center Centre students graduate with solid interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills—the soft skills large organizations require from effective employees.

Do you want to be a part of the future of design education?

As a partner company, you’ll appoint four (or more) of your team members to be partner company mentors. Mentors come to Chattanooga at least four times per year to attend workshops and mentor students throughout their two-year learning journey at Center Centre.
The Partner Company fee covers:
  • mentors attendance of workshops;
  • having ongoing access to students to see their growth trajectory over time;
  • working with students on real projects for your organization;
  • opportunities to provide input into the cohort’s curriculum to ensure graduates have the latest skills you need;
  • the chance to share your company’s design process with students, and;
  • participation in VIP networking events.
Does this sound awesome to you? Contact us today to secure your place as a Center Centre Partner Company.

Only a few spots left

Only a few spots left We’re signing up partner companies now for the first cohort. We still have a few openings for the right partners.