Students Shadow Parents to Explore Careers in Power Generation
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day ignites students’ creativity and passion
ORLANDO, Fla., April 28, 2016 – Students explored careers in electric utilities today, as Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) hosted Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day.
Fifteen students ages 5 through 16 participated in the event to learn how their parents or grandparents work together to provide reliable, affordable power for municipal electric utilities in Florida. Students toured the Agency’s office and then visited a power plant operated by Kissimmee Utility Authority to see first-hand how FMPA and its partners keep the lights on for their customers. Students also observed a demonstration of tools used by plant operators to inspect and maintain the generating units. Each of these activities showed students how their school work and interests could be applied in today’s workforce.
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day strives to create an enriching educational experience for our nation’s children. More than a career day, this annual event provides the children 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 utility workers,” said FMPA General Manager and CEO Nicholas Guarriello. “The future will be brighter if we can help tomorrow’s work force discover the many rewarding career paths that municipal electric utilities offer.”
FMPA welcomed 15 students ages 5 thorugh 16 to its Orlando office for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day.
Kissimmee Utility Authority provided a tour of a working power plant site.
Students tested tools that plant operators use to inspect and maintain power generating units during FMPA’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day event.
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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.