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Veterans Expo set for Oct. 30

Veterans, military service members and their families will be able to advance their life and career goals at the first-ever South Florida Veterans Expo on Oct. 30.

Featuring more than 30 exhibitors, including employers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, the expo will be hosted by Palm Beach State College and former state Sen. Maria Sachs, a champion of veterans.  It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road in Delray Beach. … Continue reading Veterans Expo set for Oct. 30

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Over 70 employers expected at October career fairs

Students and community job seekers will be able to meet recruiters from a wide range of companies, health care providers and government agencies at two October career fairs to be held at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses. The fairs are organized by the PBSC Career Center on each campus.
Free and open to the public, the fairs will bring a combined total of more than 70 employers hiring for full- and part-time openings, … Continue reading Over 70 employers expected at October career fairs

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Criminal justice job fair to bring agencies from across state

More than 20 police departments and other criminal justice organizations from Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando will recruit at the third annual Criminal Justice Job Fair, Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus.
Free and open to the public, the fair is designed for those seeking positions in law enforcement, corrections and 911 dispatch. Attendees will be able to apply for current job openings ranging from officer to civilian positions. … Continue reading Criminal justice job fair to bring agencies from across state

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Students present winning research at national conference

Presenting a research paper is a daunting task for Ph.D.’s, let alone undergraduate students, but Etiane Navarro and Renato De La Rosa met the challenge when they attended the American Psychological Association’s annual convention Aug. 8-11 in Chicago.
These Palm Beach State College students—now graduates—earned the trip as the second-place winners of the 2019 Anne Anastasi Research Paper and Conference Travel Scholarship, a national competition sponsored by Psi Beta, the community college national honor society in psychology. … Continue reading Students present winning research at national conference

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Fifty years after Apollo 11, NASA inspires PBSC students

Fifty years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, Palm Beach State College students are learning what it takes to explore outer space as participants in NASA’s undergraduate programs. Miguel Mattis and Matthew Merlo are part of a new generation of students inspired—like the Apollo generation before them—by NASA’s ambitious plans for future missions, which include sending the first woman astronaut to the moon by 2024, establishing a sustainable human presence there by 2028, and moving beyond to Mars. … Continue reading Fifty years after Apollo 11, NASA inspires PBSC students

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New program to train much-needed marine technicians

Florida’s recreational marine and boating industry is growing at a fast clip, making it hard to fill job openings for marine mechanics and service technicians. Now Palm Beach State College stands ready to deliver these sought-after job candidates by launching the first technical certificate program of its kind in Palm Beach County.

Classes for PBSC’s new Marine Service Technology program start Aug. 22, and anyone interested in enrolling should attend the information session on Wednesday, … Continue reading New program to train much-needed marine technicians

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PBSC Respiratory Care program earns national award

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care has tapped Palm Beach State College’s Respiratory Care Associate in Science degree program to receive its Distinguished RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) Credentialing Success Award.
CoARC, the nonprofit accreditation organization dedicated to respiratory care, presents this national award annually to highlight the RRT credential as the profession’s standard of excellence and recognize the CoARC-accredited programs that have the most graduates achieving it. Graduates of CoARC-accredited programs in the U.S. … Continue reading PBSC Respiratory Care program earns national award

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‘Dentistry Day’ to mark fifth year of making a difference

Many adults in our community cannot afford basic dental treatment, and for the fifth year in a row, the organizers of Free Dentistry Day will do something about it.
On Wednesday, April 24, dentists affiliated with Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, aided by Palm Beach State Dental Health students, will treat adults, 18 and older, at the Dental Health building on the Lake Worth campus. Due to time and space limitations, a maximum of 50 patients will be seen for the day, … Continue reading ‘Dentistry Day’ to mark fifth year of making a difference

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Dycom creates new hiring partnership with PBSC

Dycom has partnered with Palm Beach State College to create a unique paid internship program that has so far brought 12 computer science students into the company’s Palm Beach Gardens headquarters.
Dycom is a leading provider of construction services for the telecommunications industry. The partnership enables PBSC students to gain experience working in a large IT environment, while Dycom gains access to quality interns who have the potential to become great employees.
Curtis Chambers, … Continue reading Dycom creates new hiring partnership with PBSC

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Alumni’s feature film leads to festivals and careers

When the curtain goes up at the 2019 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival April 24-28, Palm Beach State College alumni Kat and Josh Brady and Shelby Halberg will be in the audience. They will be on hand to answer questions after the screening of their film, “The Big Frozen Gumshoe,” a feature-length comedy that Kat Brady directed, Josh Brady produced, and Halberg shot.
The film, which had its debut at the Orlando Film Festival in October 2018, … Continue reading Alumni’s feature film leads to festivals and careers

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