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9/21/2020 Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of Sept. 21, 2020

SPC listed among top Florida colleges by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Petersburg College third among the 28 colleges in the Florida College System, according to their 2021 Best Colleges study. The ranking is based on the college’s academic reputation as noted by peer institutions, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, financial resources per student, student selectivity, low student indebtedness rates, social mobility and alumni giving. Read more here.

Lunch and Learn to discuss green career opportunities

Join the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at SPC to learn about job opportunities in the Green Sector with Melissa Seixas, Vice President of Government and Community Relations at Duke Energy. The Sea Level Rise Collaborative, in conjunction with SPC Workforce Education will discuss Green Energy, Green Jobs and the Green Economy from 12-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from Learn more here.

Partisan vs. Populist: why what we do matters

Take an inside look into Pinellas County’s Sheriff, Board of County Commissioner and School Board races during The Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at SPC virtual event. In partnership with the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce, this conversation will provide voters with a political update on politics in Pinellas County and nationally at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. Learn more here.

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 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.


SPC’s Career and Academic Community Events

Join us to network, explore and learn about careers and degrees offered in all of SPC’s Career and Academic Communities. Our 10 communities group similar majors into concentrations so you’ll benefit from advisors dedicated solely to your program, a closer connection to experienced faculty, collaboration with like-minded students, and a path toward your chosen profession. Learn more at

Connecting the Dots Seminar

4 p.m. Sept. 22

Learn about the many degree and certificate options within engineering, manufacturing and building arts at SPC. Receive the opportunity to speak with instructional experts who actually teach the courses in these fields of study.

Blue Origin Event

5-6 p.m. Sept. 24

Learn about Blue Origin’s vision for the future where millions of people will live and work in space.

College of Education Open House/Information Session

5:30 p.m. Oct. 1

The College of Education (COE) is hosting an interactive Virtual Open House to allow participants to engage with COE faculty, staff, and students. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about COE programs, student clubs and activities, and admission requirements. Door prizes and science activities included.