October 2017
DUKE ENERGY RECEIVES WORKFORCE APPRECIATION AWARD
 
CareerSource Pinellas presented Duke Energy with the Workforce Development Appreciation Award. This award recognizes Duke Energy's dedication to training and education which further bolsters and expands the region's existing skilled workforce.
 
Over the past two years, the Duke Energy Foundation has awarded over $100,000 to the Science Center to assist local residents receive training in high-demand fields such as 3D Printing, Soldering and Cabling, Manufacturing, and most recently, Robotics and Mechatronics. These short-term, relevant and customizable training programs provide a career pathway for individuals to obtain employment opportunities with businesses located, right here, in the Tampa Bay region.
 
"Thanks to the support from Duke Energy our organization has served a greater number of job seekers providing them with the skills and certifications they need to find and improve career opportunities," states Edward Peachey, President and CEO of CareerSource Pinellas.
 
As the largest electric power holding company in the United States, they not only provide the power to make day-to-day activities possible, they also provide the power for people to change their lives.
 
To learn more about programs offered at the Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing Institute, visit www.sciencecenterofpinellas.com.
 
STEM EDUCATION AT THE SCIENCE CENTER
 
STEME offers curriculum in four sciences: Life, Physical, Earth and Space, and Nature of Science.  These interactive science workshops feature well-trained teachers and unique facilities including a 600-gallon Marine Touch Tank, Observatory and a state-of-the-art Planetarium.

"I look forward to our annual Science Center field trip. The interactive learning experience has a lasting impact on the students' retention and provides a strong base for future STEM classes."  Mrs. Nyugen, Blanton Elementary

Class reservations are available for school groups of students in grades Kindergarten through Middle School. Contact us at the  Science Center to book your field trip!

SPONSOR STEM EDUCATION 
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Last year, 6,012 children and 172 teachers from 56 local schools participated in STEM education at the Science Center.  Without you, we could not have achieved so much.  This year, we'd like to do even more, especially for low- to moderate-income students attending Pinellas County schools.  
 
To ensure 500 additional students have access to STEM education this school year, p lease help the Science Center raise $25,000 by October 31, 2017. 
SPONSOR
2017 SPONSORS
THANK YOU!
 
  Your commitment to the Science Center is very much appreciated. On behalf of the staff, Board of Directors, and most importantly the children, we gratefully acknowledge your generous sponsorship. We truly appreciate your support.            

INNOVATOR
Duke Energy
 
EXPLORER
  Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay
National Aviation Academy
Pinellas Education Foundation
Thomas A. & Mary S. James Foundation

  SUPPORTER
Alice Radcliffe Estate
AMETEK
Baycare Health Systems
CareerSource Staff & Friends
Charles A. Lauffler Trust
Complete Technology Solutions (CTS)
Florida High Tech Corridor
Great Bay Distributors
Gulf Coast Iguana Sancturary
Little Oceans
Nicklaus of Florida, Inc.
St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, Inc.
Suncoast Credit Union Foundation
Tampa Ship
University of South Florida Board of Trustees
 
ADVOCATE
Community Foundation of Tampa
William O'Neill Trust
 
  CORPORATE FRIEND
Amplex
Galen College of Nursing
 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 915
GE Aviation
DRS Technologies
Power Design Inc.
Publix
QTM, Inc.
  Wells Fargo
Walmart
 
INDIVIDUAL FRIEND
Amy Fine Anderson, DMD PA
Allen Loyd
James Moore
Richard Peck
David Piper
William Price
Betty Sherer
 

www.sciencecenterofpinellas.org