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Weekly Roundup

7.6 - 7.19.2019

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Lakeland Electric Power Academy Logo: Get Into Energy! Three Lakeland Electric pole workers

Lakeland Electric is thrilled to announce the beginning of its fourth Power Academy program through Kathleen High School beginning this fall! Currently, Lakeland Electric has a Power Academy at Tenoroc High School, Traviss Technical College, and a Pre-Power Academy at Kathleen Middle School.

The new Power Academy at Kathleen High School has several goals: expose students to career paths within the Utilities Energy Industry, equip students with relevant foundational skills that will provide avenues towards attaining valuable industry certifications, and, most importantly, prepare them for successful entry into the workforce. Power Academy students will gain a solid understanding of the importance of electric utilities with access to entry-level positions within the industry through job shadowing at The City of Lakeland, Lakeland Electric, and other local energy companies.

Lakeland Electric is excited to announce Mr. Terry Thornton, Jr. has been selected as the teacher for the new Power Academy. Kathleen High School currently has 156 students enrolled to start the Power Academy this fall.

Weekly Highlights

Here are some highlights from the last two weeks in Lakeland!

☑️ The City Commission met on Monday, July 15th. Here's how they voted!

👋 July 15th City Commission Proclamations!

❤️ Congratulations to our Love Lakeland CityMakers for July 2019, Virginia and Lorenzo Robinson

🚧 Downtown Construction: Heritage Garage Construction impact and when to start looking for alternate routes

🚂 Traffic Watch: Final field testing of the Lakeland Intelligent Rail Bypass System took place

🌀 Lakeland Electric Hurricane Guide: Get One

🚓 The Lakeland Police Department News Blog: Check it out!

💜 LakelandPD celebrated a 102 year old WWII POW Hero at Mission BBQ

💬 Look Forward Lakeland: There's still time for you to weigh in!

🤝 Community & Economic Development held a series of Public Meetings:
Here's what the July 8th meeting looked like

🚁 SUN 'n FUN & Lakeland Linder featured in Aviators Hot Line Magazine

🐯 The Lakeland Flying Tigers: See them before their season ends on September 1st!

📞 Our First Responders need YOU! Now Hiring Emergency Communications Specialists

🔥 Firefighter Spotlights:
Meet Jessica Jemec | Meet Troy Deines

🚒 Lakeland Fire Chief Douglas E. Riley was sworn-in as the West-Central Regional Director for the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association

🎶 Music lovers, there's a new club in town: the ISO Listeners' Club!

🌱 Se7en Wetlands' entrance got a makeover

🍻 There's a new pub in town: 1916 Irish Pub opened at Cleveland Heights Golf Course this week

🎪 Facebook contest: Win tickets to Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the RP Funding Center!

New Videos

Hands On: City Jobs | Aquatic Planting

Link to new Hands-On City Jobs Video - woman in a lake planting a bulb plant

VIBE: TAKAChanique

Link to Vibe episode: TAKAChanique and Liz making silly faces for the camera

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Weekly Roundup Contact:
Elizabeth Hollida, Webmaster