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Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of August 15, 2016
Date:  8/15/2016
ArticleType:  Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of August 15, 2016

This is a media brief from St. Petersburg College about events and items you may find of interest. For more information, contact Rita Farlow, Assistant Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications, at 727-302-6526 or Marilyn Shaw, Public Relations Specialist, 727-341-4712.

Workforce training network honors SPC as ‘Outstanding College’
St. Petersburg College is one of only eight colleges recently awarded the title of “Outstanding College” for achieving an 85 percent completion rate on workforce training network Global Corporate College’s Standards of Good Practice Report Card.
SPC is one of the leading colleges in the Global Corporate College (GCC) network. The announcement was made in July at the Global Corporate College Conference in Arizona. In 2015, SPC entered into an agreement to join GCC, a higher education network that helps corporations train their workforce to meet today’s needs. It currently is the largest human capital development network in the world. Read more here.

The Art of Politics: Propaganda, Protest and Satire
The Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement (CCLCE) at St. Petersburg College 2016 Fall event series is “The Art of Politics: The Art of the Possible”. This series is tied together by the diverse threads of civic thought and expression often represented through art, be it politically motivated art or meaningful civic dialogue. CCLCE is committed to providing a variety of opportunities to build civic pathways between SPC and our community. The fall series includes:
  • Propaganda, Protest and Satire
    Aug. 17-Nov. 16
    SPC Downtown, 244 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg
    SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg
This show will display aspects of political and civic thought including patriotism, community involvement, dissonance and propaganda. Artists are encouraged to interpret the art of politics to include issues of social justice, the community, and the individual's place within.

Two-day drone maintenance and repair course
The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College is hosting: 
  - Two-day Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Maintenance and Repair Course 
  - 6-9 p.m. 
  - Aug. 16-17 
  - SPC EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N., Largo. 
  - Info: 727-791-2409

In this two-day introductory course, students are familiarized with specialized UAS-related terminology, pre-flight checklists, controllers, motors, cameras, batteries, maintenance and repair. Topics include: troubleshooting and diagnostics, battery care and storage, and general safety considerations.

2016 Program Showcase and Career Expo hosted by SPC’s Workforce Institute
St. Petersburg College’s Workforce Institute will host the 2016 Program Showcase and Career Expo on: 
  - Aug. 18 
  - 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
  - SPC EpiCenter, 13805 58th St N., Clearwater, FL 33760 
  - Registration and information: http://bit.ly/29tERMf

Participants can talk to faculty and staff about training and certification programs in manufacturing, information and innovative technologies, business and finance, healthcare, supply chain management and international languages. This informative showcase is open to students, community partners, association members and the general public. Read more here.

SPC’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to host forum on food labeling
The complex and confusing issue of food labeling will be the focus of a public forum titled What’s on Your Plate? Food Labeling, from Seed to Fork presented by St. Petersburg College’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions on: 
  - Wednesday, Aug. 31 
  - 6 to 8 p.m. 
  - SPC’s Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N.
The forum is co-sponsored by Nature’s Food Patch, the Tampa Bay Times and WEDU Television. Read more here.

Upcoming information sessions
Prospective students can learn more about our programs at one of our upcoming information sessions:

LINCS Supply Chain Management Program Info Session
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016
6 to 7 p.m.
Clearwater Campus
2465 Drew St. 

Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) Program Tour
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
3 to 3:45 p.m.
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
6605 Fifth Ave. N., St.

College of Public Safety Tours
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
10 to 11 a.m.
Allstate Center
3200 34th St. S.

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