In Chile, all firefighters are volunteers, but they are every bit as professional and dedicated to training. In fact, a dozen concluded a weeklong session of advanced training at Palm Beach State College’s Fire Academy on April 20.
The firefighters came to the Fire Academy by way of a partnership with Mutual Aid Fire Training, run by Danny Sheridan, who is also a battalion chief for the Fire Department of New York in the South Bronx. … Continue reading Chilean firefighters advance their skills at PBSC
In the eyes of the Palm Beach County Medical Society, Robert M. Kershner, M.D., is a hero.
Dr. Kershner, who is chairman, medical director and the lead professor for Palm Beach State College’s Ophthalmic Medical Technology program, will be honored at PBCMS’s upcoming 15th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards luncheon for his contributions in health care higher education. The event will be held April 20 at the Kravis Center in downtown West Palm Beach. … Continue reading Kershner to be honored as hero in health care education
Role models in civil discourse may be hard to find these days, but nearly 40 Palm Beach State College students have found theirs by going to court.
PBSC became the first college in the country Wednesday to host Civil Discourse and Decisions, a national initiative of the federal courts that gives high school and college students a courtroom experience of practicing civil discourse and decision-making skills that they can use in their lives.
The students, who are enrolled in Associate Professor Phillip Mancusi’s American Government and Political Science classes, … Continue reading PBSC hosts federal court civil discourse program
Hakeem Rahim, the nationally recognized mental health advocate, brought his I Am Acceptance College Tour to Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton campus Thursday evening. The tour aims to create a culture of mental wellness on campuses nationwide that will decrease the stigma of mental illness, promote mental health and empower students to take full control of their mental health.
Rahim shared his own journey with bipolar disorder with the audience of more than 100, … Continue reading Acceptance, hope fuel evening focused on mental health
Palm Beach State College’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program, based on the Belle Glade campus, has received ASE Training Program accreditation by the ASE Education Foundation. The foundation is affiliated with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the industry’s leading certifier of automotive and diesel professionals.
To achieve this coveted recognition, the program underwent rigorous evaluation by the ASE Education Foundation, previously known as the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). ASE Training Program accreditation signifies that a program has met strict national standards in areas such as instruction, … Continue reading Heavy Equipment Mechanics earns national accreditation
The room was packed with students from PBSC’s Automotive and Diesel Service Technology programs. One student received a scholarship, but all of them left with something valuable: advice from an industry pro.
Tim Calhoun, fleet director for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, presented Palm Beach State College with a check for $2,500 Monday on behalf of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators. It was the second half of FLAGFA’s $5,000 scholarship gift that represents an ongoing commitment to the College. … Continue reading Statewide group steers money into student scholarships
Palm Beach County ranks third out of all Florida counties for suspected cases of human trafficking. It’s a statistic that Kanathy Haney, professor of health science and education, wants desperately to change.
As chair of PBSC’s Human Trafficking Coalition, Haney moderated an educational forum on the Lake Worth campus Monday, which she and her team organized in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches and the Green Dot Program of Palm Beach County’s Division of Victim Services & … Continue reading Human trafficking forum teaches how to be part of solution
Three military publications—Victory Media, Military Times and Military Advanced Education & Transition—have named Palm Beach State College to their 2018 lists of schools that best provide veterans, service members and their families with the higher education and support they need to pursue a civilian career.
Victory Media designated PBSC a 2018 Gold “Top 10” Military Friendly® School, placing the College seventh among large public postsecondary institutions in the U.S. More than 1,300 schools participated and 849 received one of the Military Friendly® designations, … Continue reading Military publications rate PBSC high for veterans services
Palm Beach State College has partnered with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Palm Beach Sector, to host a Public Safety Job Fair. The fair will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Public Safety Conference Center on PBSC’s Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. The hiring event is free and open to the public.
People looking for careers in law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical services, 911 dispatch, … Continue reading PBSC and NOBLE to host public safety job fair Nov. 17
About 20 veterans gathered for breakfast this morning, and along with the eggs, pastries and coffee, were served a huge helping of thanks for their service.
Sponsored by Palm Beach State College’s Student Government Association, the breakfast was held in the Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus. It gave the veterans—who came from PBSC as well as the community—an opportunity to enjoy a meal together and express themselves.
SGA kicked off the event with a special video that featured PBSC students saying “thank you” in honor of Veterans Day. … Continue reading Veterans breakfast offers up nourishment and thanks