A group of high school students is getting a jump-start on training for a high-demand welding career, thanks to an initiative launched at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade.
In coordination with the Palm Beach County School District, the first cohort of dual-enrollment welding students got underway in fall 2017, and they are nearing the end of their first year in the program. Next school year, the incoming cohort is expected to grow to 20, … Continue reading Glades area high school students gain welding skills
A Student Activities Center opened at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus today giving students a new place to connect and unwind.
The 2,781-square-foot center, located in the TEC building, room 109, cost more than $17,000 to create and was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with live music, dancing, food and giveaways. It features two pool tables, a ping pong and foosball table, three flat screen televisions, four computers, 11 lounge chairs, as well as an X Box 1 and Play Station 4. … Continue reading Belle Glade students offered new place to connect
Two career programs, Welding and Cosmetology, at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus are rolling out new options to better meet student needs.
Given the popularity of the evening Welding program and the demand for welders in the Glades, PBSC administrators saw the need for a new daytime Welding program on the Belle Glade campus. Classes begin on July 10.
Students can complete the daytime Welding program in just under a year, … Continue reading PBSC enhances Glades career programs
Angelica Cortez from Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus was recognized at a Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce event for her contributions to the campus.
Cortez, a librarian and associate professor, received Palm Beach State’s first High Impact Award at the chamber’s 52nd annual awards banquet Oct. 25 at the Belle Glade Elks Lodge.
She was presented the award by Dr. Maria Vallejo, vice president for growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses. … Continue reading Cortez recognized for contributions to Belle Glade campus
A crowd of more than 80 Palm Beach State College members and community leaders in the Glades gathered Tuesday to officially welcome Dr. Maria Vallejo to the Belle Glade campus during a reception and luncheon at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.
The PBSC Foundation sponsored the event to introduce Vallejo, who was recently appointed as the new vice president for growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses. … Continue reading Vallejo shares vision for Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses
Dr. Roy Vargas, a former administrator for Milwaukee Area Technical College with a background in business and chemistry, has joined the Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus as dean of educational services.
He was hired after a nationwide search that drew 470 applicants. Vargas served for the last year as interim dean of the Schools of Business and Media & Creative Arts at MATC. Prior to then, he was associate dean of the School of Business for two and a half years and a full time business/supervisory management instructor for 11 years. … Continue reading Vargas joins PBSC Belle Glade campus as new dean of educational services
Farm equipment takes a beating during harvests, and skilled mechanics are needed to keep these large vehicles in working order. Now, thanks to the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, students in Palm Beach State College’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program on the Belle Glade campus have an actual harvester and tractor to train on—something no other program in the area offers.
“We cannot thank the Cooperative enough for this generous donation,” said Holly Bennett, … Continue reading Farm equipment donation boosts PBSC mechanics program
Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade has partnered with the School District of Palm Beach County and business and industry leaders in the Glades to develop a more streamlined and economical approach to job training for the area’s workforce.
The goal of the new initiative is to encourage business and industry leaders to collectively identify their workforce training needs, with programs to be coordinated and provided by the College.
“If we can identify the skills needed across the businesses and encourage the businesses to cooperate with each other then we can provide the training at a more economical cost,’’ said Dr. … Continue reading New approach to workforce training planned for the Glades
Palm Beach State College is holding a series of events across the College to celebrate Black History Month.
The events started today with the opening of the “Roots of Jazz and Blues Music” exhibit at the library (second floor gallery) on the Lake Worth campus. The exhibit runs throughout the month. As part of the exhibit, jazz musician Nathan Skinner, a University of Miami graduate, will speak about the history of jazz and play the vibraphone on Feb. … Continue reading PBSC hosts events to celebrate Black History Month
On the eve of the nation’s celebration of veterans, Palm Beach State College paused to acknowledge its own students and employees who have served in the armed forces.
The College held a free breakfast celebration at the Lake Worth, Belle Glade and Palm Beach Gardens campuses today in support of the 600 veterans enrolled this semester and dozens of others who work at the College.
“I think this event is great, and you get to mingle with other veterans,’’ said Sgt. … Continue reading Palm Beach State celebrates veterans with breakfast