Palm Beach State College is hosting another series of community forums on its campuses this academic year to educate and engage the public on wide ranging topics, including economic development, immigration, chronic illness and voting.
The events, which are free and open to the public, are being organized by the Office of Community Relations in partnership with the campuses.
The series launches Nov. 14 at the Belle Glade campus where community leaders will outline initiatives underway to continue to improve the Glades area schools and spur economic development in that region. … Continue reading PBSC forums aim to increase community engagement
Palm Beach State College was named today as one of the 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
The colleges were picked by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges using publicly available data that showed strong and improving student outcomes in learning, completion rates, … Continue reading PBSC named a top 150 U.S. Community College
Palm Beach State College’s Residential and Commercial Electrician program is charged up and ready to compete at the Ideal National Championship for the second year in a row.
Once again, a PBSC electrician student is the fastest in Florida, but also this year, another student and a recent graduate have earned Wild Card spots. All will represent Palm Beach State next month at this annual “race-against-the-clock” competition that determines the best professional and student/apprentice electricians in North America. … Continue reading Electrician students to compete again at Ideal National
The teaching and child care professions are still predominantly occupied by women, but not if the men of the Greenacres Youth Programs have a say—especially those who are Palm Beach State College students and alumni.
Operated by the Community and Recreation Services Department of the City of Greenacres, the Greenacres Youth Programs annually serve upwards of 250 children and youth, ages 5-17, in age-appropriate afterschool programs and winter, spring and summer camps—all supervised by a better-than-average balance of male and female role models. … Continue reading Pathway produces male role models for Greenacres youth
One of the most damaging cybercrimes for businesses to fall victim to is ransomware, according to a United States Secret Service representative who spoke anonymously at Palm Beach State College as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
“Even smartphones can be encrypted with ransomware, and I believe we are going to see more and more of that,” the representative told the crowd of more than 100 at a seminar titled “Cybersecurity is in your hands. What are you going to do with it?” … Continue reading PBSC seminar educates crowd on dangers of ransomware
STEAM Fest, which drew more than 800 attendees during its successful first year, is returning Nov. 16 and promises to be even better.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natural Science building on the Lake Worth campus and features new displays, as well as indoor and outdoor interactive science demonstrations, food, activities and more.
“STEAM FEST 2019 is a must attend for families as it is a free, engaging educational opportunity for them to learn more about STEAM and also to experience PBSC and know more about PBSC STEAM offerings for future school needs,” said Dr. … Continue reading STEAM Fest to return after successful first year
Veterans, military service members and their families will be able to advance their life and career goals at the first-ever South Florida Veterans Expo on Oct. 30.
Featuring more than 30 exhibitors, including employers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, the expo will be hosted by Palm Beach State College and former state Sen. Maria Sachs, a champion of veterans. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road in Delray Beach. … Continue reading Veterans Expo set for Oct. 30
Students and community job seekers will be able to meet recruiters from a wide range of companies, health care providers and government agencies at two October career fairs to be held at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses. The fairs are organized by the PBSC Career Center on each campus.
Free and open to the public, the fairs will bring a combined total of more than 70 employers hiring for full- and part-time openings, … Continue reading Over 70 employers expected at October career fairs
The Humanities Division of Palm Beach State College has teamed up with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to showcase the work of 18 Fine Arts faculty at the Cultural Council Gallery in downtown Lake Worth.
The exhibit opens on Sept. 13 and runs through Nov. 9. It is free and open to the public. A special student and staff opening reception will be held from from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Gallery located at 601 Lake Ave. … Continue reading PBSC Fine Arts Faculty exhibit opens at the Cultural Council Gallery
More than 20 police departments and other criminal justice organizations from Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando will recruit at the third annual Criminal Justice Job Fair, Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus.
Free and open to the public, the fair is designed for those seeking positions in law enforcement, corrections and 911 dispatch. Attendees will be able to apply for current job openings ranging from officer to civilian positions. … Continue reading Criminal justice job fair to bring agencies from across state