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Latimer to lead world’s largest association for medical imaging professionals

Michael C. Latimer, associate professor at Palm Beach State College, has been elected to serve as the 2015-16 president-elect of the board of directors of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. After one term as president-elect, he will serve one term as president and one term as chairman of the board.

Latimer teaches medical imaging for Palm Beach State’s Radiography Associate in Science degree program on the College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus. … Continue reading Latimer to lead world’s largest association for medical imaging professionals

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Florida Manufacturing Career Fair at Palm Beach State College April 22

Local manufacturers hope to find qualified job candidates at the Florida Manufacturing Career Fair on Wednesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. The career fair is free and open to the public. Veterans with ID may enter the fair early, from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
More than 25 hiring manufacturers are expected, representing industries ranging from electronics and marine to health care and cosmetics. … Continue reading Florida Manufacturing Career Fair at Palm Beach State College April 22

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Biotech Awareness Week brings local experts to Palm Beach Gardens campus

What are those students in white lab coats doing? Come to Biotech Awareness Week and find out! The annual series of events showcasing Palm Beach State College’s biotechnology programs, as well as local biotech industry professionals, will take place on the Palm Beach Gardens campus April 13-17.
The highlight of the week is the Life Science Networking Reception and Career Panel on Thursday, April 16 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room SC127. … Continue reading Biotech Awareness Week brings local experts to Palm Beach Gardens campus

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Palm Beach State awarded National Science Foundation grant to boost work-readiness for STEM fields

The demand for skilled technicians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields has reached a critical level nationwide and in South Florida. With an $868,105 grant from the National Science Foundation, Palm Beach State College plans to do something about it.
Palm Beach State’s InnovATE project aims to awaken student interest in STEM fields and expose them to a continuum of outreach, education and support that leads to satisfying, high-demand careers. The three-year grant will enhance targeted associate degree programs, … Continue reading Palm Beach State awarded National Science Foundation grant to boost work-readiness for STEM fields

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Solar energy project turns campus into living laboratory

Reading about STEM is fine, but for students to truly grasp how science, technology, engineering and math are applied to real-world challenges, they need practice.
At Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus, students are getting plenty of STEM practice through the construction of a solar-powered micro smart grid. In sync with the nationwide trend to use college campuses as living laboratories, the project provides a unique hands-on experience for students, especially those enrolled in the College’s Electrical Power Technology Associate in Science degree program and the Alternative Energy Engineering Technology College Credit Certificate program, … Continue reading Solar energy project turns campus into living laboratory

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Jordan recognized for excellence as engineering educator

Future engineers have been inspired by Palm Beach State College’s physics and astronomy professor Lilian Jordan since she began teaching full time on the Palm Beach Gardens campus in 1997. Her contribution to engineering education, mentorship and leadership was recognized Feb. 20 by The Engineers’ Council, which presented her with its Distinguished Engineering Educator Award at the 2015 National Engineers Week Honors and Awards Banquet at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Held in partnership with the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, … Continue reading Jordan recognized for excellence as engineering educator

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New programs meet new demands

From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
Palm Beach State College has its ear to the ground. Listening to industry, researching trends and collecting student input are some of the ways that the College identifies programs needed for emerging workforce demands.

Recent additions to the College’s array of career programs include:
Homeland Security Specialist, a College Credit Certificate program focused on intelligence analysis, security management, and transportation and border security. Fifteen employees of the Transportation Security Administration based at Palm Beach International Airport graduated from the new program in 2014. … Continue reading New programs meet new demands

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Heart’s Desire: Career transformations at Palm Beach State

From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
While caring for his father-in-law stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, David Kindred took his first-ever college classes at Palm Beach State. After 20 years in the electrical trade, Kindred had suffered a severe work injury, lost his business and was now getting back on his feet – pointed in a different direction.
Changing careers is the new normal, and many turn to Palm Beach State College as a place to begin again. … Continue reading Heart’s Desire: Career transformations at Palm Beach State

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A Strong Fabric: How business partners boost student success

From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
If anything defines today’s college students, it’s their goal to graduate with a job, a career-track job. But a good job in a student’s field of interest doesn’t happen by accident. It requires a college curriculum that matches employers’ needs. It also helps if these same employers are involved in developing the job candidates they want to hire.
Luckily, Palm Beach State College students have more than 400 local business partners in their corner. … Continue reading A Strong Fabric: How business partners boost student success

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Cosmetology graduate to compete in Syfy channel’s “Face Off”

Emily Serpico, a new graduate of Palm Beach State College’s Cosmetology program, will compete in Season 8 of “Face Off,” the Syfy cable network’s hit reality competition series that pits special effects makeup artists against each other in creative battle. The Wellington resident is the youngest contestant in the history of the show; “Face Off” Season 8 premieres Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. on Syfy.
On the plane ride to Los Angeles for her “Face Off” audition last June, … Continue reading Cosmetology graduate to compete in Syfy channel’s “Face Off”

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