Annual Touch-a-Truck Gears Up for Career Exploration, Opportunities

Student sits in the drivers seat at the annual Touch a Truck Celebration

The St. Petersburg College Allstate Center will host its 4th Annual Touch-a-Truck on April 14  from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The free event will showcase different types of vehicles used in public safety and other career fields, allowing children and adults a glimpse into what it’s like to work in these areas.

What is Touch-a-Truck?

Touch-a-Truck allows all ages to engage with public safety organizations and other groups throughout Tampa Bay.

You can have one-on-one interactions with our community’s police and fire departments and learn what their typical day of job involves. Children will have the opportunity to explore police cruisers, firetrucks, ambulances, helicopters and more! The event also includes free food, music, an escape room, and a rock climbing wall.

Want to volunteer or bring a vehicle? Complete this survey here.

2018 Touch-a-Truck Flyer

Careers in Public Safety

Interested in a job in public safety? Advisors from the college will be at Touch-a-Truck to help provide campus tours. Speak with students who are involved in the college’s programs, talk with recruiters about their agencies, and learn how you can apply. Start your career in public safety here at the SPC Allstate Center.

Student speaks with a Sunstar Employee at the 2nd Annual Touch-a-Truck Event

Some participating agencies are:

  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
  • St. Petersburg Police Department
  • St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue
  • St. Petersburg Police Explorers
  • Sunstar

Learn More

The SPC Allstate Center offers a variety of career paths for someone interested in public safety. Faculty and staff at the center provide training and certifications specific to your public safety career needs.

The center offers associate degrees in Criminal Justice Technology, Crime Scene Technology, Emergency Administration and Management, and Fire Science Technology. No matter the path you choose for your associate degree, you can transfer to get a Public Safety Administration B.A.S. degree. Click here to learn more.

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