Palm Beach State College’s biotechnology students will gain access to the same laboratory equipment used in the industry thanks to a $50,000 donation from Alphazyme, an enzyme development and production company based in Jupiter. A subsidiary of Maravai LifeSciences, Alphazyme is a member of the College’s Biotechnology Business Partnership Council and employs graduates of PBSC’s Associate in Science degree and certificate programs in biotechnology.
“Palm Beach State College was chosen to receive the Maravai LifeSciences Foundation gift due to its biotechnology program’s dedication to advancing scientific education,” said Chad Decker, … Continue reading Alphazyme awards Palm Beach State College $50K for biotechnology lab equipment
Palm Beach State College is one of 10 community and technical colleges nationwide to receive the first-ever round of Lowe’s Foundation Gable Grants to support skilled trades workforce development initiatives. The grants are the first in a five-year, $50 million commitment to help prepare 50,000 people for skilled trades careers. This investment will fund cutting-edge programs in appliance repair, carpentry, construction, electrical, HVAC and plumbing.
Palm Beach State College received the grant based on its comprehensive plan to expand the impact of its degree and certificate programs in construction trades and management. … Continue reading Lowe’s Foundation awards PBSC $1 million Gable Grant to expand skilled trades programs and develop trades innovation center
The Public Safety Training Center on Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus was selected by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects as a distinguished example of public safety architecture in the state. It is now a candidate in the 2023 People’s Choice competition, which this year is a tribute to the architecture that is keeping Florida safe.
Designed to engage the public in discussions about architecture, the People’s Choice competition is held annually by AIA Florida and the Florida Foundation for Architecture. … Continue reading PBSC’s Public Safety Training Center named a finalist in AIA Florida 2023 People’s Choice Competition
Palm Beach State College faculty have embarked on the challenge to incorporate artificial intelligence content into every area of study to prepare all PBSC students for an AI future.
The “AI Across the Curriculum” collaborative initiative between Palm Beach State and the University of Florida completed its first phase on May 25. The two-week immersive training, held at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, brought together 22 PBSC faculty members from five academic disciplines with UF experts to learn AI fundamentals, … Continue reading PBSC faculty prepare to teach artificial intelligence across the curriculum
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence hosted its 2023 Summer Institute on the Lake Worth campus May 10-12.
Sponsored by PBSC’s Title V grant and the National Science Foundation STEM Articulation and Transfer Collaborative grant, this third annual event, and first in-person, provided a unique opportunity for PBSC faculty—adjuncts and full-time from a variety of disciplines—to come together with faculty coaches to take a deep dive into curriculum and assessment design with a focus on improving student retention, … Continue reading Summer Institute brings faculty learners together
With the goal of developing a local talent pool for local employers, the City of Boynton Beach, Palm Beach State College, and CareerSource Palm Beach County are partnering to provide college credit certificate programs for City of Boynton Beach residents. The Workforce Readiness Initiative will help those who are unemployed, underemployed, or simply looking for a career change, to gain the in-demand skills that meet the City’s specific employment needs.
City of Boynton Beach Mayor Ty Penserga announced the launch of the initiative at his City Hall Social on April 27. … Continue reading PBSC, City of Boynton Beach and CareerSource partner for workforce initiative
When Rafael Miranda crossed the stage at Palm Beach State College’s spring commencement May 9, he had an extra boost of confidence knowing he had reached a milestone and was already on his way to achieving the next one.
Born in Brazil, Miranda, 31, came to the U.S. in 2012. He first worked as a Brazilian jazz musician in South Florida, and then in the fiber optics industry, before he decided to focus on his education. … Continue reading Brazil native’s path to technology career continues at PBSC
Changing careers takes perseverance, resourcefulness, and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone. Jessica Aravena has these qualities to spare. A medical assistant for nearly 20 years, she will embark on a cybersecurity career, prepared with a Palm Beach State College bachelor’s degree in information management that she earned as a spring 2023 magna cum laude graduate.
Aravena, the first person in her Cuban-American family to earn a bachelor’s degree, had set out to become a nurse. … Continue reading Bachelor’s degree takes medical assistant in a new career direction
The inaugural Palm Beach State College Invitational, held May 1-6 at the College’s Lake Worth campus, saw over 250 professional firefighters, paramedics and police officers, from Tallahassee to Miami, as well as Canada, compete to see who could most skillfully and quickly solve complex rescue challenges.
The event featured four types of public safety challenges: vehicle extrication, rapid intervention rescue, an EMS challenge, and motorcycle riding. Each competition consisted of preliminary and final rounds, with trophies awarded to the winners. … Continue reading PBSC Invitational scores big with first responders
Matt Keeler, director of Palm Beach State College’s Emergency Medical Services programs, has been elected to the board of directors of the Florida Association of EMS Educators. He will serve a three-year term as a director-at-large for FAEMSE, a member-based association organized to foster excellence in EMS education and training.
Keeler is the first FAEMSE board member to represent Palm Beach State College, which has one of the largest EMS programs in the state. PBSC prepares emergency medical technicians and paramedics and offers an Associate in Science degree in Emergency Medical Services. … Continue reading Keeler named to statewide board of EMS educators