Working with the City of Savannah’s Public Works Department, the Beach High School student was responsible for inspecting pipes and checking for defects above and below ground. After removing manhole covers, Blidde inspected each pipe’s structural soundness with a robotic camera. He jotted
notes and helped to fill out the requisite paperwork with each inspection.
In addition to these valuable job skills, Blidde also learned the value of being on time and maintaining a good customer-service oriented attitude. Although 2016 was Blidde’s first year with SPAP, he already has plans to sign up for the program again next year.
“I want to come back,” he said about SPAP. “It’s a good experience for kids and it keeps them out of the streets. He added, “This is a new experience and I wanted to try something new.”