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Gene Haas Foundation keeps up aid for machining students

Palm Beach State College’s Machining Technology Program has once again received a scholarship grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The $10,000 grant will enable more students to gain in-demand skills.
The scholarship grant is the third award that PBSC has received from the foundation, following awards in 2015 and 2017, bringing the total to $50,000. As in past years, the award will help defray the educational expenses of students in the 1500 clock-hour postsecondary adult vocational program, … Continue reading Gene Haas Foundation keeps up aid for machining students

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USPS to salute first responders at stamp ceremony Nov. 15

The United States Postal Service will recognize Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety programs during a special dedication ceremony Nov. 15 for its recently issued Forever stamp, “Honoring First Responders.” The College trains the most first responders in Palm Beach County.
The ceremony, which takes place at 2 p.m. in the Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus, also will pay tribute to the College’s partner county agencies in law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical services and fire rescue. … Continue reading USPS to salute first responders at stamp ceremony Nov. 15

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Wages of FCS bachelor’s grads surpass state universities

Students graduating from the Florida College System with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of nearly $9,000 more per year than those who receive the credential from the state’s universities, according to a recent report.
The report from the Florida Education and Training Placement Program, a data collection and consumer reporting system that provides information on former students and program participates who have graduated, exited or completed a public education or training program within Florida, shows that FCS bachelor’s degree graduates on average earned $50,892 in 2015-2016 (the latest year for which information is available) compared to $42,284 for their university counterparts. … Continue reading Wages of FCS bachelor’s grads surpass state universities

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PBSC holds grand opening for new Veterans Success Center

Palm Beach State College held a grand opening ceremony Thursday for the new Veterans Success Center on the Lake Worth campus.

About 175 people attended the event, including student veterans, elected officials and business and community leaders. U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel and Brian Mast were the guest speakers.
The 2,300-square-foot facility is designed to support veterans and their families who are pursuing their education at PBSC. It features a lounge for social and recreational activities, study areas, … Continue reading PBSC holds grand opening for new Veterans Success Center

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James Patterson to headline 7th Annual STEAM Luncheon

“There is no such thing as a person who doesn’t like to read – only people who haven’t found the right book.” James Patterson deftly uses that which has made him a renowned author: words that have inspired people to love literature and earned him more New York Times bestselling novels than any other writer in the world.
On Feb. 20, he will be Palm Beach State College’s keynote speaker for the 2019 STEAM Luncheon. The 7th annual event, … Continue reading James Patterson to headline 7th Annual STEAM Luncheon

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PBSC launches new information security website

Cyberattacks are increasing, both in number and sophistication. They’re now the third-largest threat facing the world, following natural disasters and extreme weather, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risks Report.
Therefore, the risks of not securing files is more dangerous than ever, especially for organizations. To help make Palm Beach State College more secure, the College’s Information Security Office, a division of the IT department, has launched a new information security website in conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. … Continue reading PBSC launches new information security website

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PBSC employee campaign aims to transform students’ lives

Chuck Zettler knows the value of higher education. That’s why for the past 16 years, he has made a commitment to give to the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s annual Success Circle initiative, a PBSC employee giving campaign which launches on Monday, Oct. 15.
“I really understand how education changes someone’s life,” Zettler said. “I have had a wonderful career thanks to my education and PBSC. In two years, I will be retiring. This would not have happened without higher education.”
The monthlong campaign, … Continue reading PBSC employee campaign aims to transform students’ lives

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PBSC wins six regional NCMPR awards for communications

Palm Beach State College has won six Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District II, including three first-place awards, for work produced by the College Relations and Marketing department.
The annual regional awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in 11 Southeastern states, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. This year, there were more than 350 submissions in 38 categories.
The winning categories and pieces are:
Gold

Magazine for the fall 2017 edition of Contact. … Continue reading PBSC wins six regional NCMPR awards for communications

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PBSC events dedicated to disability awareness

In 2017, only 18.7 percent of people with a disability were employed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To raise awareness of job seekers with disabilities, their needs, and how they can be productive members of the workforce, Palm Beach State College will host several events across the various campuses this month in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
The events are sponsored by the College’s Disability Support Services and include a dinner, … Continue reading PBSC events dedicated to disability awareness

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Job fairs to bring 100 employers to PBSC campuses

Three job fairs—two general and one specific to criminal justice—will bring 100 or more employers combined to Palm Beach State College campuses in October. Free and open to the public, the fairs will offer job seekers an array of full- and part-time openings to apply for, ranging from entry-level to managerial positions, as well as internships.
The Oct. 11 and 16 job fairs, organized by the Career Centers on the Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses respectively, … Continue reading Job fairs to bring 100 employers to PBSC campuses

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