SPC offers free training for Pinellas County residents unemployed, furloughed due to COVID-19
The area’s workforce continues to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, whether through lost jobs or a shrinking income. St. Petersburg College is offering free short-term training so Pinellas County residents can get back on their feet in high-demand industries.
SPC’s Rapid Credentialing Scholarship Program, which is now available, provides full-tuition scholarships to eligible applicants. In as little as a few weeks, they can earn credentials in one of 17 programs and re-enter the workforce in fields including business, technology, healthcare, public safety or engineering and manufacturing.
Scholarship funds are limited. More information, including eligibility requirements and application information, is available at spc.edu/jobtraining.
SPC Prof Donates Hundreds of Shoes to Kids
SPC Finance and Banking Professor Jacques Hakim is also an entrepreneur who recently donated 500 pairs of shoes to Pasco County school children. Read more here.
SPC Foundation application period open for college’s Spring Term
SPC Foundation is accepting scholarship applications until Sept. 23 for the Spring 2021 Term. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $2 million in student scholarships to fund tuition, books and supplies. Not all Foundation scholarships are based on financial need. Students are also awarded scholarships for academic achievement in specific areas of study, community involvement and a variety of other factors. For more information and to apply, visit here.
Still time to register for fall
The 2020-21 academic year is now underway, but it’s not too late to take fall classes at SPC! The college is offering convenient shorter sessions, including an 8-week session that opens Oct. 12. Students can choose from face-to-face and online classes, as well as our SPC LIVE Online classes – the college’s virtual classroom experience that uses Zoom video conferencing. For more information, visit here.
Students can meet with advisors virtually, without scheduling an appointment. Advisors are available online through Zoom for personal help and to provide quick answers. Learn more here.
Fast-track your degree at SPC
SPC’s Downtown and Midtown centers are offering a unique Express Session that allows students to take four classes and earn 12 credits in just 12 weeks. For more information, email Angela Trujillo at email@example.com or Takita Cuthbertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Summit: Social and Behavioral Sciences/ Human Services
SPC will host a career summit for individuals who are interested in social and behavioral sciences or human services. This virtual event will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Participants can learn more about jobs in fields such as healthcare support, social and human service assistance, and more. To register for the event, click here.
SPC and UCF offer Transfer Connect program
St. Petersburg College and the University of Central Florida have partnered to offer the Transfer Connect program, starting this Fall Term. This partnership allows students interested in staying in Pinellas County the opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SPC and a bachelor’s degree from UCF Online. Interested students should contact Sheryl Mundorff at email@example.com or 727-791-2763. Read more here.
SPC Last Mile Scholarship available for returning students
St. Petersburg College is removing financial barriers for their students who are close to achieving their academic goals. Through SPC’s Last Mile Scholarship, students who left college with 12 or fewer credit hours remaining to complete their first associate or baccalaureate degrees could receive a scholarship to help them finish strong. The SPC Last Mile Scholarship is a collaborative initiative to support Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Last Mile Program at the 28 Florida colleges and the Florida Department of Education. The program accelerates the pathway for returning students to earn their degree and strengthens the talent pipeline for Florida’s workforce. Read more here.