St. Petersburg, Florida – St. Petersburg College (SCC) has opened a new Florida Training Center at the College’s Allstate Center.
In partnership with Duke Energy and Power Town Line Construction, the center will be home to SPC’s new power line program.
SPC President Dr. Tonjuwa Williams said: Thank you for your generosity and support for student success. I would also like to thank all the members of the SPC Lineworker Consortium for your invaluable industry expertise in making our Power Florida Training Center a reality.
Duke Energy donated $ 100,000 to develop the training facility, hire a teacher, and purchase classroom equipment in an effort to acquire local and diverse talents. The program is funded by the Florida Department of Education’s rapid verification bonus, which is the result of the Federal Coronavirus Assistance, Relief and Economic Safety (CARES) Act.
“Duke Energy Florida is proud to partner with St. Petersburg College in the new Electrical Worker Program. “Strengthens the various manpower pipelines needed to provide reliable energy and provides better pay for our neighbors,” said Melissa Seaks, president of Duke Energy Florida. This curriculum ensures that graduates are ready to work with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
As a member of the SPC Lineworker Consortium, Power Town provided industry insights on the project and oversaw the training ground. PowerTown Line Building Training Director Steve Magenhemer will teach the program’s first training team next month.
“PowerTown is pleased to bring more than 30 years of experience to St. Petersburg College,” said Magenhemer. Not only do students prepare for a variety of roles, the training program develops diversity principles, safe work practices, correct work methods, and team building.
Students can complete the Electrical Worker program within 14 weeks. They will get their hands on, essential line staff skills and additional CPR / first aid, business driver and OSHA 10 training.
In Florida, where hot weather can disrupt power supply on a regular basis, electrical installations and repairs are needed. According to the United States Department of Labor, the state is proud to be the nation’s fourth-largest employer. Electrical installers and maintenance workers earn an average annual salary of $ 52,770 in the Tampa Bay area.
Contact Dan Fumano at Fumano.Dan@spcollege.edu for more information and to register.
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Graduates of St. Petersburg College are the first two-year colleges in Florida to have the most relevant careers. A.D. Founded in 1927, SCC is Florida’s first two-year college and the first to offer undergraduate degrees. We offer more than 110 degree and certification programs, including high-demand, highly-skilled, industry-recognized manpower certifications. Our work-based curriculum was created with input from industry professionals to provide the skills needed to meet the needs of today’s employers. Our new road programs provide students with a clear road map for success so that they can achieve the right courses – in the right order.
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