Share your expertise by serving on an Advisory Committee at SPC

Are you an expert in your field? Do you keep up with the latest developments and trends in your industry?

Lend your experience to St. Petersburg College on one of our advisory committees, which help shape college programs and curriculum to support workforce and business needs. As a member of an SPC advisory committee, you help the college provide the training that employers are looking for so that students get the right skills they need for the workplace.

SPC Advisory Committee Member Mayra Harley, Reservec, Inc.

SPC Advisory Committee Member Chris Paul, Melitta North America

Welcome from Dr. William D. Law, Jr., SPC President

St. Petersburg College is committed to serving the needs of the communities in Pinellas County. That mission includes working with various constituencies - employers, professional groups, governmental agencies, and others - to make sure SPC's programs are effective in meeting the professional and employment needs of our area.

That's where we need your help.

St. Petersburg College maintains a series of advisory committees to provide oversight and ensure our programs remain relevant and effective. As an advisory committee member, you play a critically important role in this effort.

Thank you for agreeing to serve your community and St. Petersburg College as an advisory committee member.

Dr. William D. Law, Jr.
SPC President

Chris Paul

Help shape the next generation of workers

"Quite honestly, I see it as a professional responsibility. I mean you’ve learned things. You now have skills and experiences that you can use to guide students in their own career paths."

Chris Paul, Manager of Information Systems for Melitta North America

Your experience is invaluable

"The opportunity to give back to the community is far and beyond the most gratifying feeling that you get out of serving on an advisory committee."

Mayra Harley, CEO of Reservec, Inc.

Role of Advisory Committee members at SPC

Advisory Committees at St. Petersburg College assist with aligning education and industry by:

  • Assessing how each program meets the current occupational needs of employers
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on program curriculum, industry certifications and equipment purchases.
  • Providing input to help prepare students for work in their chosen field
  • Expanding and enhancing St. Petersburg College's reputation in the community by fostering positive community relationships
  • Assisting in recruiting, providing internships and placing qualified graduates in appropriate jobs

As an advisory committee member, you can:

  • Share your industry's current and future occupational training needs
  • Review program curriculum, industry certifications, equipment, facilities and student performance
  • Be a wise and trusted mentor to a student
  • Participate in events on campus to hire SPC students
  • Participate as an industry speaker
  • Offer apprenticeships in targeted fields
  • Open your business to student tours
  • Offer student internships
  • Foster community relations
  • Participate in exploratory labs
  • Participate in mock interviews