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PBSC partnership to help nursing needs in the Glades

To help meet workforce needs in the Glades, Palm Beach State College has established a bridge partnership program for home health aide graduates from West Technical Education Center who desire to continue their training.
Through the partnership with the West Technical Education Center, CareerSource Palm Beach County and Lakeside Medical Center, graduates who qualify are able to take the final two courses of PBSC’s Patient Care Assistant (PCA) program, which includes eligibility to take the state certified nursing assistant licensure exam. … Continue reading PBSC partnership to help nursing needs in the Glades

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New Follett Higher Education Group scholarship to help PBSC students

Follett Higher Education Group, Palm Beach State College’s longtime business partner, is giving $125,000 over five years for a new scholarship to help students with tuition and other educational expenses.
The first round of Follett Higher Education Group scholarships will target students who work in the hospitality and service industry, many of whom have been displaced because of the pandemic and are in school retooling their skills. Scholarships are for $1,000 each, and the deadline to apply is June 15. … Continue reading New Follett Higher Education Group scholarship to help PBSC students

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PBSC partners with county to offer Community Emergency Response Team training 

Palm Beach County residents interested in getting basic training in emergency and disaster preparedness can do so for free.  
Palm Beach State College’s Corporate and Continuing Education division is partnering with the county’s Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management to offer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on the Lake Worth, Boca Raton and Loxahatchee Groves campuses. The 24-hour training program will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. … Continue reading PBSC partners with county to offer Community Emergency Response Team training 

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Exhibit spotlighting the Glades on display at the Dolly Hand

An art exhibit showcasing the attributes of the Glades is on display at Palm Beach State College’s Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.
Titled “Outside the Box,” the exhibit runs until Feb. 23 and features original artworks inspired by contemporary and historical attributes of the Glades’ natural and human-made environments, communities, recreational activities, education, arts, culture and industry.
It is the first public art exhibit hosted by the Dolly Hand since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and the staff is taking precautions to ensure a safe environment for all attendees. … Continue reading Exhibit spotlighting the Glades on display at the Dolly Hand

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PBSC honors four individuals, an organization at MLK celebration

Palm Beach State College held its 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration virtually Jan. 21 with keynote speaker Yvette Miley, an award-winning journalist and NBCUniversal News Group executive who was raised in Riviera Beach.
Themed “Activism, Advocacy and Allyship Toward Equality,” the event was livestreamed from the Duncan Theatre and included an awards presentation for this year’s recipients of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award.
Watch a recap. View more photos on Flickr. … Continue reading PBSC honors four individuals, an organization at MLK celebration

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President Parker welcomes panther community to 2021

Dear Panthers,
Happy New Year and welcome back to another year at Palm Beach State College. I hope your holiday break was safe, pleasant and restful and that you are as excited as I am to begin a new chapter as we start a new term and embark on another journey together.
To our students, our wonderful and Panther proud PBSC scholars, I’m excited to see more of you on campus and to provide more innovative opportunities to prepare you for success. … Continue reading President Parker welcomes panther community to 2021

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Gov. DeSantis appoints three to PBSC District Board of Trustees

The Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees will welcome three new members to the dais.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Omar Soto-Jimenez, Patrice Bishop and Dr. Melissa Friedman-Levine to the five-member governing board for varying terms that began Dec. 23, 2020.  They replace Darcy Davis, Philip Ward III and Barbara Miedema and will attend their first board meeting Jan. 12.
Soto-Jimenez, of Boynton Beach, is the chief technology officer at Rybovich boat company. Previously, … Continue reading Gov. DeSantis appoints three to PBSC District Board of Trustees

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FPL’s $1 million gift to buy laptops for rapid credentialing students

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced today a $1 million donation to buy more than 1,600 laptops for students to use in rapid credentialing programs to obtain the skills they need to get back to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
FPL’s donation comes on the heels of Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education launch of the Get There Florida initiative, in which they raised awareness of rapid credentialing programs.  
“Since taking office, … Continue reading FPL’s $1 million gift to buy laptops for rapid credentialing students

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PBSC theaters announce spring 2021 performance schedule

Palm Beach State College’s three theaters will reopen their doors in January with an abridged slate of upcoming live performances as more events and College operations return to campus.
The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on the Belle Glade campus, the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus and the Eissey Campus Theatre on the Palm Beach Gardens campus are expecting to bring back as many patrons to the theaters as possible while observing strict safety and health guidelines. … Continue reading PBSC theaters announce spring 2021 performance schedule

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Coulter installed as 2021 president, staff win awards at AFC state conference 

Ray Coulter, a Palm Beach State College alumnus and facilities manager at the Boca Raton campus, will take the helm Jan. 1 as president of the 6,400-member Association of Florida Colleges.
Coulter, the current president-elect, was installed at the closing session of the Virtual 71st AFC Annual Meeting and Conference, which was held Nov. 16-20.  “l am very fortunate and very proud to serve as president because this association literally changed my life,’’ Coulter said.
As part of the conference, … Continue reading Coulter installed as 2021 president, staff win awards at AFC state conference 

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