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Students, industry to collaborate in PBSC Innovation Lab

Palm Beach State College launched its new Innovation Lab at a grand opening ceremony Thursday with a ribbon-cutting, remarks by College and industry leaders and student technology demonstrations. Housed in the Technology Center on the Lake Worth campus, the 1,264 square-foot former classroom has been reimagined as a high-tech sandbox that will provide students with the tools and technologies they need to tackle actual industry challenges in collaboration with area businesses.
“The lab is designed to connect PBSC students with industry, … Continue reading Students, industry to collaborate in PBSC Innovation Lab

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Griffis speaks at DeSantis’ Florida Deregathon

Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t wait long to take action on his campaign promise to reduce regulations that make it hard for Floridians to enter or remain in a profession or start a business. He invited the members of Florida’s 23 professional licensing boards to Valencia College in Orlando on Jan. 31 for the first “Florida Deregathon,” and Palm Beach State College’s Rhonda Griffis was there.
Griffis, PBSC’s interim program director for Cosmetology, acted in her role as chair of the Florida State Board of Cosmetology and spoke for her profession at the daylong workshop. … Continue reading Griffis speaks at DeSantis’ Florida Deregathon

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Family Fun Day set for Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves

Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses will each hold a Family Fun Day to increase community engagement.
The Belle Glade event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 on the lawn in front of the Technical Education Center building and the Loxahatchee Groves event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 on the patio. The activities are free and open to the public.
This is the second annual Family Fun Day for the Belle Glade campus and the first for the Loxahatchee Groves campus. … Continue reading Family Fun Day set for Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves

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Black History Month events planned for all campuses

Palm Beach State College is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events on all campuses, including exhibits, musical performances, movie screenings, speakers and more. 
Most of the events are hosted by the Student Activities offices on the respective campuses, and unless otherwise noted, they are free and open to students, faculty and staff. However,  other events, including those planned by the campus theaters, are open to the public with the purchase of a ticket. … Continue reading Black History Month events planned for all campuses

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PBSC moves up in top 10 rankings for veterans services

Palm Beach State College has earned national top 10 rankings from two prestigious military publishers for the second consecutive year. Viqtory and Military Times have placed PBSC fourth and seventh respectively on their lists of the best higher education institutions for veterans, which in turn makes PBSC the highest-ranking Florida school in its category.
Viqtory, formerly known as Victory Media, has again designated PBSC a Gold “Top 10” Military Friendly® School, the highest level, … Continue reading PBSC moves up in top 10 rankings for veterans services

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PBSC to host forum on mental health Jan. 29

Palm Beach State College is bringing together local experts to discuss the critical topics surrounding mental health and to highlight resources available to help those in need.
The Mental Health Open Forum will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in room LGA 139 at the Loxahatchee Groves campus. It is free to the public. Attendees are encouraged to register at www.palmbeachstate.edu/communityrelations.
Panelists will include: Elaine Rotenberg, Ph.D., … Continue reading PBSC to host forum on mental health Jan. 29

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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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