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May 23 Public Safety Job Fair at PBSC to bring over 40 agencies to Lake Worth campus

Over 40 first responder employers from Aventura to Orlando, including police, corrections, fire rescue, EMS and 911 dispatch departments, will recruit at the Public Safety Job Fair, Thursday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Elisabeth W. Erling Gymnasium on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
This free hiring event is open to the public, with priority entry from 9:30 – 10 a.m. for veterans and students with military or school ID. … Continue reading May 23 Public Safety Job Fair at PBSC to bring over 40 agencies to Lake Worth campus

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At PBSC, friendship fuels journey to bachelor’s degrees and hospitality careers

Marino Tirado had been working in the hospitality industry in New York City for 20 years when he came down to Florida for a temporary assignment just as the pandemic hit. He decided to stay and go back to school.
Lesuia Amaya, who goes by “Leah,” was an assistant manager at a diner when on a busy Mother’s Day, her ability to deal with a tough situation so impressed a customer that the customer told her she should go to school for hospitality. … Continue reading At PBSC, friendship fuels journey to bachelor’s degrees and hospitality careers

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Cosmetology student graduates with two diplomas and a plan for the future

Over the past year, Palm Beach State College cosmetology student Yanet Gomez spent her days on the Belle Glade campus, preparing to become a licensed cosmetologist. Classes began at 8 a.m. and went until 4 p.m., but her days didn’t end there. Gomez, a high school senior enrolled in the Florida Virtual School, would then tackle her online classes and homework while still participating in clubs and community activities.
Her hard work is now paying off. … Continue reading Cosmetology student graduates with two diplomas and a plan for the future

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PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day tackles pent-up demand

By 5:50 a.m., 35 people were in line, and by 6:50 a.m., all slots were taken at Palm Beach State College’s sixth annual Free Dentistry Day on April 17, its first since the pandemic. By 6 p.m., 10 volunteer dentists, aided by PBSC Dental Health students, had brought relief to 41 adults who otherwise could not afford treatment for their dental pain.
The no-cost treatment, provided at the Dental Assisting Clinic on the Lake Worth campus, … Continue reading PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day tackles pent-up demand

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Labor Department awards PBSC a $1.75 million grant to expand skilled trades training

Individuals seeking good careers in construction-related skilled trades will find enhanced training opportunities at Palm Beach State College through a $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Announced April 15 by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel at a press conference on Palm Beach State’s Lake Worth campus, the College is one of 16 community colleges nationwide, and the only one in Florida, to receive funds in this fourth round of Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants, … Continue reading Labor Department awards PBSC a $1.75 million grant to expand skilled trades training

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April 9 career fair to bring over 40 employers to PBSC’s Lake Worth campus

Employers continue to face tough challenges in finding enough qualified workers to fill open jobs. Consequently, over 40 employers will recruit at the Spring 2024 Career Fair sponsored by Palm Beach State College and CareerSource Palm Beach County on Tuesday, April 9, from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Public Safety Conference Center, Room PSD 108, on PBSC’s Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
The career fair is free and open to the public. Private and public sector employers from various industries will look to fill both full- and part-time positions and internships. … Continue reading April 9 career fair to bring over 40 employers to PBSC’s Lake Worth campus

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Dentists to treat low-income adults April 17 at PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day

More than 1 in 4 adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay, and those who are low-income are two times more likely to have untreated cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Troubling statistics such as these are why Palm Beach State College is for the sixth year—the first since the pandemic—offering a Free Dentistry Day with the hope of alleviating some of this pain and suffering.
On Wednesday, April 17, … Continue reading Dentists to treat low-income adults April 17 at PBSC’s Free Dentistry Day

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PBSC Dental Hygiene students give children free cleanings at ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

The Dental Health Services Clinic on Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus was full of smiles on March 21 when children from the Wellington Boys and Girls Club received free preventive dental treatment at the Give Kids a Smile event hosted by PBSC’s Dental Hygiene program.
Thirty-four children received a dental cleaning, x-rays (if needed), fluoride treatment, sealants, and oral health education, all performed by students currently enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Associate in Science degree program under the direct supervision of clinical faculty. … Continue reading PBSC Dental Hygiene students give children free cleanings at ‘Give Kids a Smile Day’

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Motorcycle rodeo brings police and civilian riders together in competition and camaraderie

Engines roared and turns got tighter as law enforcement and civilian motorcycle riders maneuvered their 1000cc bikes on challenging courses at the 2024 Panther Prowl Motorcycle Rodeo hosted by Palm Beach State College, March 14-16.
South Florida’s only combined law enforcement and civilian motorcycle competition, the rodeo took place at the 4.5-acre skid pad of Palm Beach State’s Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus. Fifty riders from as far away as Canada and Michigan participated in two days of challenges, … Continue reading Motorcycle rodeo brings police and civilian riders together in competition and camaraderie

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PBSC to host 3rd annual Early Childhood & Afterschool Job Fair March 27

As many as 35 employers, including child care centers, public and private schools, government agencies and recreation centers, will recruit for more than 200 positions at the Early Childhood & Afterschool Job Fair, Wednesday, March 27, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Conference Center, room PSD 108, on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
Free and open to the public, this third annual Early Childhood and Afterschool Job Fair is designed for job seekers looking for full- and part-time positions as early childhood educators, … Continue reading PBSC to host 3rd annual Early Childhood & Afterschool Job Fair March 27

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