SPC hosted the first in its new series of Career Exploration fairs on Tuesday, May 14, at the Seminole Campus.
More than 120 participants attended the event to learn about the occupations and opportunities in the field of Public Utilities.
During the general assembly, Lisa Rhea, the City of Oldsmar Director of Public Works, gave the keynote speech focusing on her career journey into public utilities. A panel of public utility directors from Pinellas County was facilitated by Dr. Jason Krupp, Director of Workforce Services. The panel detailed the process of certification, the importance of internships, and the availability and salaries of occupations in the industry.
Following the panel discussion, guests mingled one on one with representatives from local cities, municipalities and training providers. Participating vendors included:
- American Water Works Association
- Florida Water Environment Association
- Pinellas County Department of Environment and Infrastructure
- City of Clearwater
- City of Dunedin
- City of Largo
- City of St. Petersburg
- City of Safety Harbor
- City of Tarpon Springs
- City of Oldsmar
- City of Pinellas Park
- Town of Bellair
- PTEC Public Works Academy
- University of Florida
- Barry University
- St. Petersburg College
See more photos from the event on Facebook.