Students Get Up-Close Look at Careers in Public Power
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day inspires public power’s future leaders
ORLANDO, Fla., April 24, 2014 – Young people got an up-close look at careers in Florida’s public power utilities today as Florida Municipal Power Agency participated in the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® program.
FMPA welcomed 11 students in Kindergarten through eighth grade to observe how their parents or grandparents work together to provide reliable, cost-effective wholesale power for municipal electric utilities in Florida. Students toured the Agency’s office, then visited a power plant operated by Kissimmee Utility Authority to experience first-hand how FMPA and its partners keep the lights on for their customers.
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.
“This program is an excellent opportunity to inspire a new generation of potential public power leaders,” said FMPA General Manager and CEO Nicholas Guarriello. “The future of public power will be brighter if we can help tomorrow’s work force discover the many rewarding career paths that municipal electric utilities offer, as well as the satisfaction of serving the public.”
Children and grandchildren of Florida Municipal Power Agency and Kissimmee Utility Authority employees celebrate Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day with a tour of the Cane Island Power Park. This year’s theme is “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.”
Students learn about where electricity comes from during Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day.
Young women and young men discover careers in public power by participating in Florida Municipal Power Agency and Kissimmee Utility Authority’s Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day events.
Florida Municipal Power Agency and Kissimmee Utility Authority employees give their children and grandchildren an up-close look at the business of electric generation.
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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.