South St. Pete People and Jobs
South St. Pete People and Jobs
The following opportunities are for residents of the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). Click here for a map showing the boundaries of the South St. Petersburg CRA.
St. Pete Works
Training and job placement for South St. Pete CRA residents
South St. Petersburg Workforce Development Collaborative (St. Pete Works) is a collaboration with St. Petersburg College and many non-profit agencies to provide education and job training to residents of the CRA. St. Pete Works aims to increase employment opportunities for teens and adults living in the CRA.
St. Pete Works is the regional model for community redevelopment. It is an investment in the CRA workforce by connecting job seekers and employers, providing skills training, and conveying new in-demand/high-paying career opportunities in the area. Data is shared and analyzed to educate the public on workforce needs, then aligning community partners around workforce initiatives to make the South St. Petersburg CRA a place of economic opportunity and mobility for all.
CRA Residents may be eligible for free training and job placement through St. Pete Works.
Learn more about the South St. Petersburg Workforce Development Collaborative at www.stpeteworks.org.
st. Pete Youth Farm
A unique approach to food systems training and entrepreneurship at the Enoch Davis Center
The St. Pete Youth Farm is the creation of a cradle-to-career pathway for food systems careers and entrepreneurship in our school system, starting with the establishment of a Youth Farm demonstration project at the Enoch Davis Center in South St. Petersburg.
The Youth Farm program includes five key components:
- Entrepreneurship Experience and Training – The Youth Farmers will learn essential business skills as they form a business plan, market the produce, sell the produce, and manage their accounts. Workforce readiness will include training in key soft skills - communication, dressing for success, maintaining a work ethic, etc.
- Youth Leadership Development – Empowered to be leaders on the farm, Youth Farmers will be making daily operational and big-picture decisions such as serving on steering committees, pitching new ideas and learning essential leadership and team-building skills.
- Food Systems Training and Education – Health and nutrition education involves sustainable urban agriculture experience and learning to address social and health challenges relating to the food system.
- Culinary Training – Youth Farmers will learn to prepare nutritious and delicious meals and follow best practices for food safety.
- Pay and Recognition – All participants will have opportunities to either receive financial compensation through youth stipends, youth business profits, or Time Bank credits they can trade for goods or services. All hours devoted to the project will be logged and recognized. Youth leaders are encouraged to include experiences on a student’s resume and/or be used towards required volunteer hours (for graduation or Bright Futures).
More information, including how to get involved, can be found at www.stpeteyouthfarm.org.