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Expanded job fair to bring 40-plus public safety employers from across the state

Over 40 first responder employers, from Doral to Tallahassee, will recruit at the Public Safety Job Fair, Friday, Oct. 7, 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 for veterans (with military ID) from 9 – 10 a.m. All attendees are encouraged to register in advance. Go to www.Eventbrite.com and search for “Public Safety Job Fair.”
Palm Beach State has expanded the fair in this, … Continue reading Expanded job fair to bring 40-plus public safety employers from across the state

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Palm Beach State College brings marine life to the surface, contributing to Smithsonian global study

Palm Beach State is the first college in South Florida to participate in the work of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History Global ARMS Program. ARMS, or autonomous reef monitoring structures, are deployed around the world to help scientists study changes in marine biodiversity and improve ocean health.

Professor Jessica Miles, Ph.D., chair of PBSC’s Environmental Science Department, started the ARMS project at PBSC and installed monitoring structures in and just outside the Jupiter Inlet in 2017, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College brings marine life to the surface, contributing to Smithsonian global study

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Paramedic student’s art becomes heartbeat of EMS department

Cassandra Rose has twin passions: art and medicine. Now her worlds have joined together in a wall art project for Palm Beach State College’s Emergency Medical Services programs.
Graduating this month from the Paramedic program, Rose just completed painting the corridor walls of the EMS section of the PSC building, part of the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus.
Featuring a caduceus and electrocardiogram heartbeat, the wall art was requisitioned by Matt Keeler, … Continue reading Paramedic student’s art becomes heartbeat of EMS department

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Partnerships yield first graduating class of Palm Beach Lakes High School Fire Academy

The first class to graduate from the Palm Beach Lakes Community High School Fire Academy was celebrated in a ceremony May 17 at Palm Beach State College, not only for being first but also for proving what strong community partnerships can accomplish.
A Career and Technical Choice Academy offered by the School District of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Lakes Community High School Fire Academy provides a pathway to a high school diploma and a fire service career. … Continue reading Partnerships yield first graduating class of Palm Beach Lakes High School Fire Academy

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911 dispatch program celebrates 10 years and new simulation lab

Every year more than one million 911 calls are answered by public safety telecommunicators in Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach State College has been training these “heroes behind the headsets” for a decade.
The county’s leader in public safety education, Palm Beach State established the Public Safety Telecommunications Career Certificate Program in 2012 in response to Florida becoming one of the first states to require certification for 911 dispatchers. It is still the only state college program of its kind south of Brevard County. … Continue reading 911 dispatch program celebrates 10 years and new simulation lab

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Sky’s the limit for Engineering Technology graduate

Graduating with a good job is every college student’s dream, and Chase Skibitsky just made his come true. The new graduate of Palm Beach State College’s Engineering Technology program will cross the stage at Grad Walk Dec. 12 and three weeks later walk into his new job at Dynamic Engineering Consultants, PC. He starts his new position as a CAD designer Jan. 3 at the company’s office in Chester, New Jersey. … Continue reading Sky’s the limit for Engineering Technology graduate

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PBSC water treatment grad garners licenses and breaks barriers

Five years ago, Tara Chattergoon had trouble keeping her head above water in a retail management career that left her unhappy and stressed out. Now she’s found great satisfaction in a career that has her testing the waters every day.
Out of 110,000 employed nationwide as water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators, only 8% are women, according to 2019 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But that hasn’t stopped Chattergoon from pursuing the opportunities for growth and rewards in this essential services career that’s vital to protecting public health and the environment. … Continue reading PBSC water treatment grad garners licenses and breaks barriers

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PBSC launches construction and health science programs to meet industry demands 

New degree and certificate programs in construction and the health sciences are slated to begin this fall term at Palm Beach State College to meet industry hiring demands. Classes begin August 23.
With the Building Construction Management Associate in Science degree and related certificate, Palm Beach State aims to bring much-needed new talent into the growing construction industry to replenish its rapidly aging workforce. In the health sciences, the A.S. degree and certificate programs in Health Services Management, … Continue reading PBSC launches construction and health science programs to meet industry demands 

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Keeler named Boynton Beach Fire’s Paramedic of the Year

Lt. Matt Keeler, director of Palm Beach State’s Emergency Medical Services programs, has received the Paramedic of the Year award from Boynton Beach Fire Rescue, where he has worked as a Lt. Firefighter/Paramedic for almost 25 years.
Boynton Beach Fire Rescue has about 120 paramedics, and Keeler was nominated for the award by his Battalion Chief John Canela, who oversees the B-Shift personnel.  
In nominating Keeler for the award, Canela wrote: “As BBFR’s most senior member, … Continue reading Keeler named Boynton Beach Fire’s Paramedic of the Year

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Daughter’s dedicated nurses inspire PBSC nursing graduate

There are many reasons why people choose to become a nurse. For Selma Santos, the reason is nurses: All the ones who helped care for Sabrina, her daughter.  
“The nurses that took care of her, they were angels. They were so good to us, not only to her, but to me, too,” said Santos, who graduates this month from Palm Beach State College’s Associate in Science degree in Nursing program at the Belle Glade campus.  … Continue reading Daughter’s dedicated nurses inspire PBSC nursing graduate

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