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4/1/2019 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of April 1, 2019

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

Internship Expo April 2

Join the Internship Expo at St. Petersburg College from 4-7 p.m. on April 2, at the SPC EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater. Current students, alumni and community members can meet with hiring managers and recruiters to secure internships. Learn more here.

Good Vibes Only Art & Music Festival April 6

Join the celebration of student art and music at the Good Vibes Only Art & Music Festival, presented by St. Petersburg College, USF St. Petersburg and City of St. Petersburg. This one-day event will be held from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Williams Park, 350 2nd Ave N., St. Petersburg. Attendees can enjoy this family friendly, free event featuring headlining talent CeCe Teneal & The Soul Komotion, also:

  • Food trucks
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Nomad art bus
  • Silent disco and more

For more information about the festival, contact Frank Jurkovic at or (727) 341-7974.

SPC conference will focus on dealing with climate change

The emphasis will be on adaptation, resilience and opportunity when St. Petersburg College hosts a two-day conference on climate and sea level rise. The conference, titled [Sea Level] Rise Up: Realities & Opportunities, will be April 5 - 6 at the Conference Center at the SPC Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. North.

Presented by SPC’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions and the Suncoast Sea Level Rise Collaborative, the conference will interpret the recent National Climate Assessment findings for Tampa Bay communities and assess actions planned or already in progress by local governments and businesses to turn the impacts of climate change into opportunities for economic growth. It also will highlight action steps for individuals and policymakers to mitigate or adapt to climate change impacts and to capitalize on opportunities created by a blue-green economy. Learn more here.

SPC Math Fusion Event April 2 and 4

St. Petersburg College will host a Math Fusion event. This event will provide attendees with insight on promising careers that incorporate the use of mathematics, address issues about math anxiety and success, and discuss math course offerings. The events will be hosted from:

  • 12:30 – 2 p.m. on April 2, at SPC St. Petersburg Gibbs Campus, SS Lobby, 6605 5th Ave. N.
  • 12:30 – 2 p.m. on April 4, at SPC Tarpon Springs, FA 132, 600 Klosterman Rd.

Student digital arts and media awards April 9

St. Petersburg College will host the annual Semmy Awards from 7 – 9 p.m. on April 9, at SPC Seminole Campus, Digitorium, 9200 113th St. N. SPC digital arts, media and interactive web design students, along with Pinellas County High School students, will compete in 15 digital arts categories for Semmy Awards. Learn more here.

Upcoming Drone Certification training at SPC’s Workforce Institute

The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College will be offering the following courses in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in April.

  • Four-week UAS Remote Pilot (Drone) Certificate Prep Course on April 4 – 25 (class held on four consecutive Thursdays) 6 - 8:30 p.m., SPC EpiCenter, Room 314, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater. This four-week course is designed to prepare students to pass the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate exam.  The course will include UAS regulations, flight operations and restrictions, emergency procedures, crew resource management, radio communication procedures, aeronautical decision-making and judgement, and maintenance and pre-flight inspection procedures. Registration can be completed by going to

  • Six-week UAS Video Editing and Production Course on April 23 – May 28 (class held on six consecutive Tuesdays) 6 - 8:30 p.m., SPC EpiCenter, Room 306, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater. This course provides video professionals at the introductory level with the comprehensive skills they need to import, edit and encode video projects using Final Cut Pro X. The course will also cover pre-production areas such as determining client needs, shot lists and storyboarding, and obtaining licenses, permits, and waivers prior to filming. Through instructor-led demonstrations and exercises, you will learn how to edit video, add video effects and titles, and export your finished video.  Registration can be completed by going to

Career opportunities for students with drone training include business/entrepreneurship, military drone pilot, firefighter, disaster relief, search and rescue, law enforcement, oil and gas operations, border patrol, agriculture, package delivery, forestry, engineering, computer science, real estate, film and photography, and other industries.

For more information regarding these courses, please contact Fred Tucker at 727-791-2409 or

Upcoming information session:
Prospective students can learn more about our programs at this upcoming session:  

Health Care Career Fair

Tuesday, April 9

12 – 3 p.m.

SPC Health Education Center, Lobby

7200 66th St. N. Pinellas Park