Farm equipment takes a beating during harvests, and skilled mechanics are needed to keep these large vehicles in working order. Now, thanks to the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, students in Palm Beach State College’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program on the Belle Glade campus have an actual harvester and tractor to train on—something no other program in the area offers.
“We cannot thank the Cooperative enough for this generous donation,” said Holly Bennett, … Continue reading Farm equipment donation boosts PBSC mechanics program
Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade has partnered with the School District of Palm Beach County and business and industry leaders in the Glades to develop a more streamlined and economical approach to job training for the area’s workforce.
The goal of the new initiative is to encourage business and industry leaders to collectively identify their workforce training needs, with programs to be coordinated and provided by the College.
“If we can identify the skills needed across the businesses and encourage the businesses to cooperate with each other then we can provide the training at a more economical cost,’’ said Dr. … Continue reading New approach to workforce training planned for the Glades
Palm Beach State College is holding a series of events across the College to celebrate Black History Month.
The events started today with the opening of the “Roots of Jazz and Blues Music” exhibit at the library (second floor gallery) on the Lake Worth campus. The exhibit runs throughout the month. As part of the exhibit, jazz musician Nathan Skinner, a University of Miami graduate, will speak about the history of jazz and play the vibraphone on Feb. … Continue reading PBSC hosts events to celebrate Black History Month
On the eve of the nation’s celebration of veterans, Palm Beach State College paused to acknowledge its own students and employees who have served in the armed forces.
The College held a free breakfast celebration at the Lake Worth, Belle Glade and Palm Beach Gardens campuses today in support of the 600 veterans enrolled this semester and dozens of others who work at the College.
“I think this event is great, and you get to mingle with other veterans,’’ said Sgt. … Continue reading Palm Beach State celebrates veterans with breakfast
Palm Beach State College Professor Stephen Gibson has won a Donald Justice Poetry Prize for his latest poetry collection “Rorschach Art Too.”
The award, open to all American poets, comes with a cash prize and a publication deal. Gibson said his poetry collection is scheduled for publication in June.
He is among four winners selected during the biennial competition coordinated by the Poetry Center at West Chester University in Pennsylvania; two were selected for 2014 and two for 2015. … Continue reading English professor wins Donald Justice Poetry Prize
It is a reality show with a different perspective. There is no singing, dancing, mudslinging or outlandish stunts. Instead, this live webcast at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade is giving science students a bird’s eye view of the intricate lives and behaviors of one of the most mysterious creatures in the world — the barn owl.
Live webcams are installed inside two owl nesting boxes situated on the west side of campus, … Continue reading All eyes on them: Live webcams allow science students to watch owls 24/7