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Workforce Institute Allied Health and Technology Enrollment Event

workforce techhire

We will be hosting an enrollment event on March 26 from 12 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus, ES 104. The Tampa Bay TechHire program has partnered with SPC’s Workforce Institute to offer select healthcare and technical training for FREE.

This is an exciting opportunity to receive free training for some of the bay area’s most exciting, rewarding, and in-demand career fields. Don’t miss out! The following programs are designed to prepare individuals for high demand jobs:

Workforce Technical Training

  • CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+
  • Apple Programming
  • CIW JavaScript Specialist
  • HTML 5
  • Mobile Device Repair
  • Intro to Programming using Python
  • Intro to Programming using Java
  • SQL: Intro to Database Administration Certification

Healthcare Training

  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomy
workforce techhire flyer

Prospective students must meet the following eligibility requirements to attend:

  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 29
  • Underemployed or unemployed
  • Additional requirements may apply

For additional information, please contact The Workforce Institute at 727-341-4445.

Work Study Opportunities for Students at SPC

Photo of student learning about work-study opportunities

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? Be a part of the office responsible for admitting and graduating students and handling everything in between.

St. Petersburg College’s Office of Admissions & Records is hiring to support the transfer evaluation team and assist with the maintenance of student records. A Federal Work-Study position is a great opportunity to learn as you earn. You would:

  • Assist the data management team with the intake and sorting of applications and related credentials
  • Scan, index and verify documents in Image Now, the college’s document management system
  • Supporting the transfer articulation team by preparing and verifying incoming transcripts.
  • Enter and update data in PeopleSoft, the college SIS (Student Information System)
  • Provide and excellent level of customer service, with an emphasis on quality assurance.

As a result, you will gain experience in:

  • Working in a fast-paced environment with constant benchmarks and deadlines
  • Processing sensitive documents
  • Being a member of a team and learning flexibility, conflict management and cooperation
  • Providing excellent customer service and communicating in a professional manner

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Team player
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable

This position is located at the District Office, 6021 142nd Avenue N, Clearwater, FL. Standard hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Preference is given to students who can work a minimum of 10-20 hours per week.

We are flexible with individual schedules and will work with your class schedule each term to ensure there are no conflicts between assigned work hours and your academic success.

More Work Study jobs available

This isn’t the only Federal Work Study position at the college. For questions about this and other Federal Work-Study jobs, email: student.employment@spcollege.edu  Learn more about student employment at St. Petersburg College.

Tarpon Springs Opens New Advising Center

Career & Academic Advising Center, Tarpon Springs


The new Career and Academic Advising Center at the St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs Campus has torn down walls to build bridges between students and staff. Cubicles, partitions and other fixtures are out. Comfortable couches and wide open spaces are in.

Explore the Wide Open Spaces

The open spaces provide opportunities for students to collaborate, as well as a friendly and less formal advising experience. The coffee shop atmosphere of the new center encourages co-working and a sense of community with the best help networking and technology can offer.

SPC Career Academic Advising Tarpon Springs

Connecting with Students

Advisors are now equipped with convertible notebook computers and can meet with students where they are. They can also use their computers to speak with students remotely. It provides advisors a new freedom and flexibility in assisting students.

The center’s use of technology is focused on improving the lives of students. It has more than 35 computers available for students as well as faculty. These state-of-the-art machines will help the center adapt and grow as student needs change.

New Career and Academic Advising Model

This is part of a new career and academic advising model at SPC that focuses on the alignment between a student’s academic area of study and their career goals. Connecting their studies to their future career is an important part of the new workforce-focused model. In the new center, students learn how to write a resume, conduct a Skype interview and take part in the weekly networking fair. The resources available at the new center will help students get the most out of their classes at SPC, as well as helping them achieve their career and life goals.

The new term is the perfect time for students to take advantage of the new center. Learn more here.

Digital Arts students transfer to dream programs

Digital Arts students

Four St. Petersburg College Digital Arts students, winners of the Digital Arts program’s SEmmy award, have been accepted into prestigious programs with Florida State University, Ringling College of Art and Design and the University of Florida.

The distinguished programs the four will be transferring to are highly competitive with selective admissions. All have graduates now working in some of the most recognized companies in the world.

Maddie Stubbs

Graphic design student Maddie Stubbs will be graduating from SPC in Summer 2016 and has been accepted into UF’s exclusive bachelor of fine arts graphic design program. The program’s graduates have done work for companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Macy’s.

Stubbs thanks the Career Center and SPC’s academic advisors for helping her get ready for the next step in her journey.

David Quintana

David Quintana, a game design student, credits the help of Career and Academic Advisor Sally McCartney and Career and Technical Education Outreach Specialist Sandy DeCarlo with helping him pursue his dream. He has been accepted into the Ringling College of Art and Design’s game art program.

Quintana had strong drawing skills but had never used digital tools like Adobe Creative Cloud to create art. He said that SPC gave him a chance to learn these tools hands on, providing him a broader skill set as an artist.

Anna Marie Mazza

Anna Marie Mazza was accepted into the Ringling College of Art and Design. “From the moment I toured the campus I knew it was my school, and I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from going there. SPC helped me get into this school by showing me some important techniques in editing and camera work,” she said.

Mazza credits the college with helping her find a strong production crew to assist in building her portfolio and providing a career advisor who helped her from the start of her program until graduation. Learn more about internship and career advising at St. Petersburg College.

Clio Perkins

Film student Clio Perkins began her studies at SPC in the early college program during her senior year of high school. She will be transferring to Florida State University in the fall.

Upon enrolling at SPC, she was thrilled to find a community that shared her love of art and film. She dreams of showing a film at the Sunscreen Film Festival. “Everyone needs a stepping stone, and SPC was mine,” said Clio.

Digital Arts at SPC

All four students ended up in very different programs, but they started in the same place. Where will your dreams take you? The Digital Arts program at SPC  and prepares students for a career in digital media, filmmaking, video production and interactive media production. Learn more about the digital arts program at St. Petersburg College.