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Hundreds attend 20th annual celebration honoring Dr. King

Tim Wise, an anti-racist author and educator, told a packed audience at Palm Beach State College’s 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Thursday that  he came to “tell the truth” about the noted civil rights leader.
“When you come to commemorate Dr. King, the point is not to say things that will make people happy, to say things that make people comfortable, to say things to people that make them go out of here… as lighthearted as they were when they came in. … Continue reading Hundreds attend 20th annual celebration honoring Dr. King

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PBSC receives $2 million to expand engineering training

Palm Beach State College is launching a new Center for Excellence in Engineering Technology at the Belle Glade and Palm Beach Gardens campuses with a more than $2 million award from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.
Slated to open in August, the Center will allow the College to expand its engineering program offerings and provide a more collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to boosting the number of highly trained, middle-skill workers to meet the needs of the aviation/aerospace, … Continue reading PBSC receives $2 million to expand engineering training

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Anti-racist writer to speak at PBSC King celebration Jan. 17

Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the U.S., will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration set for Jan. 17.
 The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. It is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/MLK. … Continue reading Anti-racist writer to speak at PBSC King celebration Jan. 17

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Business partnership aims to turn on the talent tap

Looking to increase the flow of talent in its workforce pipeline, Niagara Bottling LLC has partnered with Palm Beach State College’s Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs, providing a commitment of paid internships and $39,000 worth of training equipment to help prepare students for careers in its advanced manufacturing operations.
Eight students, along with faculty and staff, toured the company’s Jupiter facility earlier this month, which is one of 32 worldwide. As the leading bottler of private label water in the world—with clients like Costco, … Continue reading Business partnership aims to turn on the talent tap

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Jupiter Middle students get PBSC campus tour in Spanish

By Jesus Cruz
A group of Spanish-speaking eighth grade English Language Learner (ELL) students from Jupiter Middle School recently had the chance to tour Palm Beach State College’s campus in Palm Beach Gardens. The tour was conducted in Spanish, a unique opportunity not often extended to students at such a young age.
“We are very excited to have this partnership with PBSC because it allows our ELL students to see what is possible for them,” said Lisa Hastey, … Continue reading Jupiter Middle students get PBSC campus tour in Spanish

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Roth replaces Mast as morning commencement speaker

With Congress preparing to go into session later this month, State Rep. Rick Roth has been tapped to replace U.S. Rep. Brian Mast as speaker at the morning commencement ceremony Dec. 19 for graduates of the Associate in Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs and the certificate programs. The session was moved due to the passing of President George H.W. Bush.

The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. at the South Florida Fair Expo Center in West Palm Beach. … Continue reading Roth replaces Mast as morning commencement speaker

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Mast and Willhite to speak at fall commencement

Update:  Congressman Mast will not be able to serve as commencement speaker because Congress will be in session the week of Dec. 17. 
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast and State Rep. Matt Willhite, who both were re-elected to second terms in November, will be the keynote speakers at the Palm Beach State College fall commencement ceremonies for more than 3,000 expected graduates.
The ceremonies are set for Dec. 19 at the South Florida Fair Expo Center. … Continue reading Mast and Willhite to speak at fall commencement

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Electrician student, fastest in state, to compete nationally

Sparks of excitement are flying in PBSC’s Residential and Commercial Electrician program—and for good reason. Agapito Arvizu, Jr. has placed first among Florida electrician students and apprentices in the 2018 IDEAL National Championship, giving him the chance to win $30,000 when he represents the state at the competition finals in Orlando Dec. 1-3.
Sponsored by IDEAL Electrical, a leading manufacturer of electrical tools, this annual race-against-the-clock competition determines the best electrical professionals and students/apprentices in North America and awards more than $600,000 in cash and prizes to the champions. … Continue reading Electrician student, fastest in state, to compete nationally

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PBSC payroll team wins national award

Palm Beach State College’s payroll team has won a national Prism Award for implementing new and streamlined processes that collectively saved the College over a half-million dollars.
Laurel Serra, payroll director, accepted the award from the American Payroll Association during the organization’s Payroll Leaders Conference held Nov. 7-9 in Las Vegas.
APA’s Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force (SPLTF) presents Prism Awards to payroll organizations of any size from across the United States who have demonstrated leadership in the following best practices categories: Technology, … Continue reading PBSC payroll team wins national award

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PBSC to hold first GradFest celebration

Palm Beach State College will recognize its soon-to-be fall graduates not only at commencement, but also at GradFest, a new initiative launching this semester.
The event is designed to give graduates an opportunity to celebrate their collegiate accomplishments and learn more about PBSC’s Alumni Network, bachelor’s programs and more.  It takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus.
“Graduation is a significant milestone for our students, … Continue reading PBSC to hold first GradFest celebration

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