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 25, 2013 – Eager children reported to work today at the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) with their parents and grandparents to participate in the national Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® program.
FMPA welcomed 12 students ages 5 through 13 to observe how their parents or grandparents 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 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 the national Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day for 2013.
Students take a close-up look at the generating units at Cane Island Power Park, a power plant located in northwest Osceola County, Fla.
Young participants in the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® program learn about careers in public power.
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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 31 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.