Upcoming golf outing supports summer internship programs for local students

Grip and rip again on November 3 at Gator Trace Golf and Country Club in Fort Pierce for the St. Lucie County School District Facilities & Maintenance 2012 Intern Program golf outing. The day of fun includes 18 holes of challenging golf, a wonderful lunch, awesome door prizes, a terrific hole-in-one prize and much more at the awards banquet. The proceeds raised through your contributions fund the department’s High School Summer Internship Program, providing for paid internships during the summer. Pictured is a student who worked in grounds/turf management last summer. Each student is also given an opportunity to apply for a scholarship to be used for their continuing education. A recognition luncheon is provided at the end of the summer program. unds donated also provide seed money for the next year’s golf tournament, which include prizes and gifts. The 2012 internship program was another huge success! In collaboration with the Career and Technical Education department, the Education Foundation and Workforce Solutions, this summer 27 students with varying interests took part in selecting professions that complement their interests. The interns were given the opportunity to work with Project Managers, Facilities Management, Energy Management, Security, Transportation, Information Technology, School sites, Media Services and Maintenance Technicians. They were exposed to trades that include areas such as carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, building automation, electrical and grounds/turf management, automotive repair and general office skills. The program also awarded $6,500 in scholarships to seven deserving interns from last year. The group anticipates another great turnout, and, as a result, extending the program to other departments throughout the district. For more information, contact Tracey Maxwell or Cindy Hill at 772.785.6687 or 772.340.7104.