First Mid Day Mixer & Meeting... Success!

We enjoyed mixing up our traditional workforce monthly meeting for the month of August. We changed the location to a local fav :) . Callaloo right on the Deuces!

Our meeting began at 10am led by Br. John. He explained the mission of St Pete Works and some of our current projects. Then each Committee had an opportunity to present the data collected and needed over the past 30 days.

After the meeting, 10:45-11:00am the mid day mixer began. People were networking and talking amongst each other. The restaurant was also getting business as people were ordering lunch and using the 10% off discount that Callaloo offered to the attendees of the SPW meeting that day.

As the meeting reached noon, the SPW Marketing team offered a little activity designed to better understand what everyone does and how the different companies and department could possibly help each other.

Start a new Medical Career!

Certified Nursing Assistant

Learn how to master both the clinical and written portions of the exam. We have our own copyrighted CNA Training manual written specific to Florida CNA state testing. You also get the step-by-step instructions for all 21 clinical skills as required for your certification exam. We ensure that you practice each of the 21 skills hands-on throughout the training course. STI provides all CNA training in our classroom labs using high quality medical supplies and hospital equipment.

Get In. Get Trained. Get to Work!


Class starts Monday, April 1 st at 9:00AM

Large variety of Day, Evening and Weekend classes available!

Home Health aide training

Home Health Aides go to a resident's home, or work in a residential facility, to deliver health care to the elderly, ill, or disabled. No State Testing or Exams required. Get a certificate at completion and get right to work.


Starts Tuesday Mar. 18th at 6PM

Med Tech Certification Course

This course, designed for CNA's and HHA's, provides healthcare providers with the necessary knowledge to safely observe self-administered medications in an ALF or Home Health setting. The six rights of medication administration and the regulations set forth by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs concerning prescription medications are taught. One year certification.

Wednesday Mar. 13th @ 9AM


BLS CPR for Health Care Providers Training Course

This introductory course through American Heart Association offers individuals knowledge and skills for emergency life-saving techniques involving infants, children and adults. Students will receive an American Heart Association 2 year certification card upon successful completion of the CPR/AED course.

March class available now


CNA & HHA Package Deal

Don't miss out on our $499 CNA & HHA training package deal! This package includes Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), 75 Hour Home Health Aide (HHA), Assisting with Self- Administered Medication (Med Tech), and a 2 year American Heart Association BLS (CPR) for new healthcare providers. Plus 8 additional 2-year certification courses. All classroom tools, textbooks, equipment, and supplies, are included. No High School Diploma or GED required. Interest free payment plan available. Reserve your seat & special price with only a $125 deposit!


Boley Centers Summer Youth Intern Program

Boley Centers is accepting applications for its Summer Youth Intern Program (SYIP). The program is 8 – 10 weeks during the summer and is funded by the City of St. Petersburg.

The SYIP is for youth ages 15 – 21 that reside in the City of St. Petersburg and whose family meet income guidelines. Applicants must also pass a local background screening. Teens will be placed on jobs with local employers, work up to 30 hours per week, and earn minimum wage. This year, the program has a placement goal of 160 youth.

Applications are available at various recreation facilities throughout St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg City Hall, the main Boley office located at 445 31st Street N, St. Petersburg, FL, on the Boley Facebook page, and at You may also call the main Boley office for additional information 727-821-4819 Ext 5232.

Deadline for summer submission is May 3, 2019.

Established in 1970, Boley Centers, Inc. serves persons with emotional, psychiatric and behavioral problems. With more than 40 housing and service center locations throughout Pinellas County, the organization comprises a wide variety of treatment, rehabilitation and vocational services; a network of living opportunities for over 1,000 individuals in community residences and apartments and a large staff of dedicated people assisting thousands of people to reach their highest level of self sufficiency. For more information about the Boley Centers and its services, please call (727) 821-4819 or visit

445 31st St. N. St. Petersburg, Florida 33713 Telephone (727) 821-4819 • Fax (727) 822-6240

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Free Customer-Service Training for Floridians and Veterans with Disabilities

Scholarships from The Duke Energy Foundation and St. Petersburg Kennel Club fund short-term training leading to high-demand employment

(Clearwater, Fla.) December 6, 2018 ServiceSource Florida―a leading nonprofit disability resource organization―offers free customer service/call-center training to veterans and others with disabilities at its regional office on 2735 Whitney Road in Clearwater.

“Thanks to a $10,000 Duke Energy Foundation Workforce Development Grant matched dollar-for dollar by the St. Petersburg Kennel Club,” said ServiceSource Vice President of Program Development Frank De Lucia, “we’re able to train and help place participants in good-paying jobs as help-desk operators and customer-service agents.

“Support from Duke Energy (formerly known as Progress Energy) and Derby Lane dates to back to our inception in 1959,” said De Lucia. “Tuition-free workforce training is just the latest illustration of their exemplary beneficence and faith in our mission.”

The ServiceSource program, Opportunity Calls, provides six weeks of hands-on, state-of-the-art training focused on industry-best practices and technical skills in demand in today’s workplace.

In addition to basic computing and Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, the training puts the ‘service’ back in customer-service by emphasizing the importance of listening, empathy, and problem-resolution―skills of crucial importance in this occupation.

Managed and taught Chuck Smith, an accomplished contact-training professional, the program concludes with a full week of work-readiness and job-search instruction that includes resume preparation, online-application techniques, mock interviews, and job-placement assistance.

The next training session starts on January 21, 2019 and runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday for six weeks.

For information or to register for free tuition and training, phone or email Opportunity Calls Program Manager Chuck Smith at 727-600-8944 or

About the Duke Energy Foundation

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs of communities where its customers live and work. The Foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts. More information about the Duke Energy Foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at

The Duke Energy Foundation is solely funded by Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) shareholder dollars.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., with approximately 29,000 employees and a generating capacity of 49,500 megawatts. The company is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves.

A Fortune 125 company, Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ 2018 “America’s Best Employers” list.

More information about the company is available at The Duke Energy News Center includes news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

About ServiceSource

ServiceSource is a leading nonprofit disability resource organization established in 1971 that serves more than 26,000 people with disabilities annually in 12 states and DC with a range of innovative employment, training, habilitation, and housing services. It directly employs more than 1,600 individuals with disabilities, making it one of the largest such employers nationwide. Visit For information, contact Frank De Lucia, ServiceSource Florida, 2735 Whitney Road, Clearwater, FL 33760-1610, 727-600-8900,

Amazon’s own ‘Machine Learning University’ now available to all developers

for the first time, the same machine learning courses used to train engineers at Amazon are now available to all developers through AWS.

We’ve been using machine learning across Amazon for more than 20 years. With thousands of engineers focused on machine learning across the company, there are very few Amazon retail pages, products, fulfillment technologies, stores which haven’t been improved through the use of machine learning in one way or another. Many AWS customers share this enthusiasm, and our mission has been to take machine learning from something which had previously been only available to the largest, most well-funded technology companies, and put it in the hands of every developer. Thanks to services such as Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Polly, Amazon Translate, and Amazon Lex, tens of thousands of developers are already on their way to building more intelligent applications through machine learning.

Regardless of where they are in their machine learning journey, one question I hear frequently from customers is: “how can we accelerate the growth of machine learning skills in our teams?” These courses, available as part of a new AWS Training and Certification Machine Learning offering, are now part of my answer.

There are more than 30 self-service, self-paced digital courses with more than 45 hours of courses, videos, and labs for four key groups: developers, data scientists, data platform engineers, and business professionals. Each course starts with the fundamentals, and builds on those through real-world examples and labs, allowing developers to explore machine learning through some fun problems we have had to solve at Amazon. These include predicting gift wrapping eligibility, optimizing delivery routes, or predicting entertainment award nominations using data from IMDb (an Amazon subsidiary). Coursework helps consolidate best practices, and demonstrates how to get started on a range of AWS machine learning services, including Amazon SageMaker, AWS DeepLens, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Comprehend.

New AWS Certification for Machine Learning

To help developers demonstrate their knowledge (and to help employers hire more efficiently), we are also announcing the new “AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty” certification. Customers can take the exam now (and at half price for a limited time). Customers at re:Invent can sit for the exam this week at our Training and Certification exam sessions.

The digital courses are now available at no charge at and you only pay for the services you use in labs and exams during your training.

–Dr. Matt Wood, General Manager of Artificial Intelligence, AWS


Fundamentals of Technology offered by SPC

SPC is offering a free online course that will teach you fundamental technology essentials for today's fast-paced world. Get an overview of all the featured applications listed below PLUS exclusive access to discount codes for additional paid training at the SPC Workforce Institute!

Featured Applications:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Microsoft Windows 10

  • Microsoft Office 2016

  • Microsoft Office 365

  • Google Apps

  • Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive

*Please note: This course is 100% online and is self-paced. It does NOT include an online instructor or facilitator. You will have full access for one year after registration.

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Knight Enterprises:

Large telecommunications company here throughout Florida and the Carolinas.

One year apprenticeship program to be an installer/technician, running cables and installing equipment for Spectrum.

Interested parties can contact Cheyenne Roth: or 919-777-8152.

Fairly strict on history based on the background checking system that they use, but there can be exceptions. From what I understand, anything that is violent or a vehicular violation typically disqualifies them.

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC):

Four year apprenticeship program to become a journeyperson electrician.

Great opportunity to make large amounts of money in a high-demand job.

Interested parties can contact Josh Fuller: or 727-499-0727

Josh can send out resumes to their partners.

Training at PTC Clearwater and Marchman Technical College.

Prefers clean record, but they do have quite a few with a history (usually drug related).