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PJC places two Youth Connect participants

Youth Connect, a specialized program within CareerSource Pinellas, seeks to provide “guidance, support, and financial assistance” while placing qualified young adults in academic or vocational training programs. Unlike a temporary work-service program, Youth Connect is designed to give young adults a path to self-sustaining careers. This month P.J. Callaghan is proud to announce placing two Youth Connect participants in full-time positions.

“We’re proud to support our local community by the work we do, but also by the jobs we create. They’ll be working on major projects and learning from some of the most experienced metal construction workers in the business from day one,” said Tobin Robeck, Sr. Vice President.

More about Youth Connect: Eligible individuals are ages 18 to 24 and have a qualifying hardship such as homelessness, foster care recipient, high school drop-outs etc. CareerSource provides academic and career assessment, counseling, assistance with developing a career plan and on-going support. Eligible youth participate in work readiness activities, gain work experience and job related skills. Interested in how your business can help a deserving young adults find a careers? Contact a Youth Career Coordinator today at (727) 470-7565.

SVP Robeck leads Engage St. Pete

Engage St. Pete — April 29

ESP 4.29.15P.J. Callaghan is not only a sponsor of this week’s anticipated Engage St. Pete – to be held Wednesday (April 29) at the Museum of Fine Arts. SVP Tobin Robeck is the lead founder and director of the now second annual event. The inaugural event drew 300+ community leaders and aspiring influencers, with a keynote from St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman.

Robeck said the purpose of Engage St. Pete is to “introduce ambitious, civically interested, and fresh-thinking professionals with the individuals and organizations that make things happen in St. Petersburg.” He and other organizers are expecting 500+ attendees this year.

Along with the keynote address and various opportunities for developing relationships, attendees can take part in two of five 40-minute breakout sessions. Breakout topics cover: Development, Transportation, the Waterfront, the Arts, and general civic Activism. Panelists include St. Pete residents, entrepreneurs, innovators, civic doers, corporate disruptors, and general thought-leaders across a range of fields and industries.

“This all ties back to one of P.J. Callaghan’s focuses of getting further ingrained within the evolution of St. Petersburg,” said Robeck. “Plus this is personally important, to myself along with the amazing team that pulls this together – we’re fortunate to live in this world-class community, it’s provided amazing opportunities for many of us – this is a chance to give back, and to help make sure that we as citizens are contributing to keeping us on the right track.”

WHAT: Second annual “Engage St. Pete”

WHY: To facilitate connections, dialogue, and action among professionals and community leaders

WHEN: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg 33701

COST: Pre-registration $10 at; or $15 at the door

The title sponsor of Engage St. Pete is ASI. Presenting sponsors are All Children’s Hospital and RE/MAX Metro Tampa Bay. Other sponsors and in-kind donors include: Uber; Frey, Masterson & Associates; North Shore Wealth Management; 22 Squared; FKQ; and Landis Communication.

Hosted by the Sunset Rotary Foundation (Robeck is president) and the Chamber’s St. Pete Young Professionals, Engage St. Pete was as an unofficial offshoot of 2013’s BuildThePier campaign (where Robeck was a co-founder and served on the executive committee), and was largely inspired by such programs as Leadership St. Pete (Robeck is an alum).


SVP Burket appointed to Pinellas Licensing Board


Tom Burket, Senior Vice President with P.J. Callaghan, has been appointed to the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB).

The PCCLB regulates contractors in construction and home improvement within Pinellas County and provides certification and registration of contractors countywide.

Read more at TampaBayNewswire.