FMPA Supports Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day
Power plant tour is part of educating, empowering youth to dream and achieve
ORLANDO, Fla., April 26, 2012 – Eager children reported to work today at the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) with their parents to participate in the national Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® program.
Sixteen students ages four through 18 are taking part to learn how their parents work together to provide reliable, cost effective wholesale power for municipal electric utilities in Florida. Their activities today included a welcome breakfast, tour of the Agency, a trip to a power plant and working alongside their parents.
The Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and FMPA is proud to have participated for the majority of those years. The program strives to create an enriching educational experience for our nation’s daughters and sons. More than a career day, this annual event provides the girls and boys with an opportunity to envision their future in a hands-on and interactive environment.
“We’re proud to support this program that shows our youth the value of their education and helps them discover career paths,” said FMPA General Manager and CEO Nicholas Guarriello. “We’re proud of our employees and what they do. We hope their kids follow in their footsteps.”
Employees of Florida Municipal Power Agency and Kissimmee Utility Authority and their children and grandchildren tour the Cane Island Power Park, as part of Florida Municipal Power Agency’s Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work activities.
Students ages four to eighteen and their parents and grandparents walk toward Cane Island Unit 4, FMPA’s newest power resource, during a tour of Cane Island Power Park.
Students and parents take an up-close look at Cane Island Unit 4.
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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 30 municipal electric utilities. FMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities. The members of FMPA serve approximately two million Floridians.