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PBSC receives federal grant for Job Corps Scholars Program

Palm Beach State College has received a more than $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide job skills training and employment counseling for Job Corps-eligible youth and adults ages 16 to 24 years old.
PBSC is among only 20 community colleges, historically black colleges and universities and tribally controlled colleges and universities awarded a grant as part of the Job Corps Scholars Program, a new national demonstration project that aims to train 1,600 students nationwide over two years, … Continue reading PBSC receives federal grant for Job Corps Scholars Program

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PBSC helps public safety students impacted by Covid-19

Palm Beach State College has developed a plan to help more than 200 public safety students whose training was halted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Without the hands-on skills training required to complete their programs, students in the Police and Fire academies and the Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician programs would remain in limbo, unable to graduate and take their state tests.
“They are first responders. We considered them essential in our workforce, and they were very close to graduating,” said Barbara Cipriano, … Continue reading PBSC helps public safety students impacted by Covid-19

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PBSC to distribute emergency cash grants to students

Starting today, Palm Beach State College will begin accepting applications and distributing more than $9.4 million in emergency cash grants directly to students whose lives and education have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The grants are from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for students to use for Covid-19 related expenses such as course materials and technology, food, housing, health care and childcare. … Continue reading PBSC to distribute emergency cash grants to students

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PBSC students place first in PBL state competitions

Four Palm Beach State College students have advanced to the national stage after winning first place in competitions during the 70th annual Florida Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the students competed virtually via Zoom (April 2-18) in a variety of events, including Job Interview, Impromptu Speaking, Accounting Principles, Business Presentation, and Human Resource Management.
The PBSC winners were: Jorge Badia, Impromptu Speech; Nick Rossi, Public Speaking; and the team of Martaluz Cisneros and Maria Bacas-Cook, … Continue reading PBSC students place first in PBL state competitions

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Corporate and Continuing Education offers free tutorials

Palm Beach State College’s Corporate and Continuing Education division is offering 10 free self-paced online tutorials to individuals interested in boosting their hard and soft skills for today’s job market.
The tutorials are available through the College’s website, and they cover topics ranging from personal finance and managing customer service to creating WordPress websites and marketing for small businesses. Individuals can register for free through June 30. However, they will have three months of access from the date of enrollment. … Continue reading Corporate and Continuing Education offers free tutorials

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PBSC donates medical supplies to area hospitals

Palm Beach State College is donating medical supplies to area hospitals to assist with treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Staff from Wellington Regional Medical Center, one of the College’s 15 affiliate hospitals, picked up hundreds of surgical masks, gloves, gowns, hand sanitizers and other personalized protective equipment, from the Lake Worth campus on April 3. Plans are underway to also donate to Tenant Healthcare for its hospitals. The supplies are normally used by PBSC’s health care programs, … Continue reading PBSC donates medical supplies to area hospitals

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PBSC to offer two new bachelor’s degrees this fall

Palm Beach State College will begin offering two new bachelor’s degree programs in the fall to give students pursuing careers in human services and respiratory therapy more options to further their education and meet the growing demands of the critical fields.
The Florida Board of Education approved the College’s proposals April 1 to launch a Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. The programs will bring the number of bachelor’s degrees offered by the College to five. … Continue reading PBSC to offer two new bachelor’s degrees this fall

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PBSC Career Centers partner with FPL to employ students

The Career Centers at Palm Beach State College have partnered with Florida Power & Light Company to provide part-time job opportunities for students currently enrolled in school.
Through the program, students will receive paid training and earn $12 an hour to work as customer  service representatives in FPL’s Customer Care Center located at the company’s Customer Service East office on Village Boulevard in West Palm Beach. FPL expects to have approximately 15 students fill the positions. … Continue reading PBSC Career Centers partner with FPL to employ students

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Bestselling author creates scholarship for PBSC students

James Patterson, the world’s bestselling author, is creating a scholarship that will cover the full cost of tuition for Palm Beach State College students.
The Patterson Family Foundation has established scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at 15 colleges and universities across the United States, but this will be the first to benefit community college students. The James Patterson Presidential Scholarship will fund 32 full-time  scholarships, which will be awarded annually to 16 incoming and 16 second-year PBSC students. … Continue reading Bestselling author creates scholarship for PBSC students

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Dungy shares lessons on leadership during STEAM luncheon

Tony Dungy, NFL Hall of Fame coach and New York Times bestselling author, described the characteristics of great leaders and the keys to success to a crowd of more than 650 Feb. 20 as the featured guest speaker at Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 8th annual STEAM luncheon.
“As a leader, you have to know where you are going and that’s going to help you take other people there,” Dungy said.
Dungy, who led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl win in 2006, … Continue reading Dungy shares lessons on leadership during STEAM luncheon

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