The Future of Public Power is Here (in the Office)
Students explore local utility careers on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2015 – Students explored careers in public power today, as Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) hosted Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day.
FMPA welcomed nine elementary school students to observe how FMPA employees 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.”
FMPA welcomed nine elementary school students 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.
Elementary school students learned the science behind how power plants work at 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.