We have five full-time instructors with a combined total of 105 years of experience and 22 volunteer instructors. PWA instructors are employees, or former employees, of city and county government agencies as well as private contractors. Our instructors must meet Florida Department of Education standards for certification. In addition to our instructors, we also utilize Public Works heavy equipment as part of the hands-on trainings portion of the cadet trainings program. The Public Works Academy broadens training for employees in the diverse spectrum of industry and governmental agencies. Working with the career, technical and adult education department of the School Board of Pinellas County, PWA has the means to implement high quality, in-house professional training programs geared to the individual needs of each organization. Employers who participate in this program are striving to upgrade the skills of their employees. The Public Works Academy is flexible, offering specific training programs developed for employees who are already on the job.