Career Education Breakfast awards grants

ST. PETERSBURG – The Pinellas Education Foundation hosted its annual Career Education Breakfast Feb. 19 at the Coliseum.

At the event, community, business and educational leaders came together to raise funds for career education programs and initiatives in Pinellas County Schools. Keynote speaker Kurt Long, founder and CEO of FairWarning and co-founder of the Next Generation Entrepreneurs program, spoke about entrepreneurship, recognizing both students for their innovative ideas and out-of-the-box thinking, and business mentors who provide coaching to help students apply their ideas, formulating solutions to future challenges. In addition, the event recognized business, educator, and school leaders in several career education categories. The event was also the final program for more than 175 participants from 13 different states that attended the Ford Next Generation Learning Innovation Center Study Visit featuring practices from the Network Winter Conference 2016.

Robyn Mussler, CEO of Resolution Management Inc., and Janet Clark, member of Pinellas County School Board, announced the 10 teams of finalists in the 2016 Next Generation Tech Program, a year-long competition allowing students to develop their technology concepts into working prototypes, with help from tech mentors. Student teams participated from Career Academies of Seminole, Dixie Hollins, East Lake, Lakewood, Palm Harbor University, and Seminole High School.


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