Tag: Holly Bennett

Women’s History Month events to feature PBSC leaders

Two of the events being held at Palm Beach State College in celebration of Women’s History Month will feature College administrators.
President Ava L. Parker, J.D.,  will moderate the “Limitless Opportunity: Women Leaders in Higher Education”panel discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 22 at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at the Belle Glade campus. The panelists include Dr. Maria Vallejo, vice president of growth and expansion and provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses; … Continue reading Women’s History Month events to feature PBSC leaders

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Vargas joins PBSC Belle Glade campus as new dean of educational services

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

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Farm equipment donation boosts PBSC mechanics program

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

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New approach to workforce training planned for the Glades

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

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