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Heavy Equipment Mechanics earns national accreditation

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

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Statewide group steers money into student scholarships

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

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Human trafficking forum teaches how to be part of solution

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

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Military publications rate PBSC high for veterans services

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

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PBSC and NOBLE to host public safety job fair Nov. 17

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

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Veterans breakfast offers up nourishment and thanks

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

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PBSC students present at national NSF conference

Two students in PBSC’s Electrical Power Technology A.S. degree program presented on a national stage this week.
Alexander Burgess and Joseph Morel were among a select group of community college students chosen to attend the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigator Conference Oct. 23-25 in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges.
Burgess spoke about the knowledge he and fellow classmates have applied to the design and implementation of solar-powered benches in downtown West Palm Beach. … Continue reading PBSC students present at national NSF conference

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New $10K bachelor’s degree rules to help more students

Earning a bachelor’s degree at Palm Beach State College will be easier on the wallets of more in-state students beginning spring term 2018.
The new bachelor’s degree incentive program eases the eligibility requirements for earning one of PBSC’s three bachelor’s degrees for $10,000. The changes will give every in-state student a shot at reducing the tuition for a PBSC bachelor’s degree, which averages under $14,000. Some costs, such as textbooks and lab fees, are not covered in the incentive program. … Continue reading New $10K bachelor’s degree rules to help more students

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Forums to seek input on PBSC dental building site

Palm Beach State College will hold internal and external forums over the next two weeks to discuss and gather input on the site selection for its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building. The choice of sites is between the Lake Worth campus, where the existing facility is located, and the new Loxahatchee Groves campus.
PBSC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the internal forum:
Tuesday, Sept. 26
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Center for Bachelor’s Programs, … Continue reading Forums to seek input on PBSC dental building site

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PBSC students selected to visit NASA this October

Thirteen Palm Beach State College students will travel to a NASA center this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program.
The students are among 304 community college students from across the U.S. selected for the NCAS program. Initially, the students spent five weeks this summer in an online course, learning about NASA’s missions and research. Out of 21 PBSC students who took the online course, 16 were invited to attend an on-site NASA workshop, … Continue reading PBSC students selected to visit NASA this October

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