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PBSC, City of Boynton Beach and CareerSource partner for workforce initiative

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

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Brazil native’s path to technology career continues at PBSC

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

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Bachelor’s degree takes medical assistant in a new career direction

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

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PBSC Invitational scores big with first responders

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

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Keeler named to statewide board of EMS educators

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

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More than 250 first responders to compete at PBSC Invitational, May 1-6

Update: The Technical Rescue Training (TRT) competition sponsored by Elevated Safety had to be postponed. The other four competitions are taking place as scheduled. Visit PBSC Invitational website for links to daily photo albums and competition results. 
More than 65 teams, comprised of over 250 professional firefighters, police and paramedics from Tallahassee to Miami as well as Canada, will compete to see who can most capably and quickly solve complex rescue challenges at the Palm Beach State College Invitational, … Continue reading More than 250 first responders to compete at PBSC Invitational, May 1-6

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Music, film, theater and more planned for PBSC Humanities Arts Fest on Feb. 25

Palm Beach State College invites the public to explore their creative side at PBSC’s Humanities Arts Fest 2023 taking place at the Lake Worth campus on Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. Attendees can take a playwriting class, create art, watch short films, design a room, listen to live music and much more.
Free and family-friendly, the festival will be held in the Humanities Building (HU), located at the southwest corner of the Lake Worth campus, … Continue reading Music, film, theater and more planned for PBSC Humanities Arts Fest on Feb. 25

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PBSC named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have named Palm Beach State College a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through 2027. The CAE Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designation is awarded to regionally accredited academic institutions that offer quality cybersecurity-related degrees and/or certificates and meet rigorous requirements to prepare students for the nation’s cybersecurity workforce.
“Earning the CAE-CD designation is a tremendous honor for PBSC and a validation of our faculty’s hard work and dedication,” said Don Gladney, … Continue reading PBSC named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

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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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