Stephen Spencer, the lead instructor for Palm Beach State College’s Marine Service Technology program, has received the Educator of the Year award from ABYC Foundation, a division of the American Boat and Yacht Council. According to the organization’s website, this first-time award was established to “honor extraordinary instructors who are shaping future marine service technicians.”
“We are excited to see such a strong pool of candidates for the first ABYC Foundation Educator of the Year award,” said ABYC Foundation executive director Margaret Podlich. … Continue reading American Boat and Yacht Council honors Spencer as Educator of the Year
Florida’s recreational marine and boating industry is growing at a fast clip, making it hard to fill job openings for marine mechanics and service technicians. Now Palm Beach State College stands ready to deliver these sought-after job candidates by launching the first technical certificate program of its kind in Palm Beach County.
Classes for PBSC’s new Marine Service Technology program start Aug. 22, and anyone interested in enrolling should attend the information session on Wednesday, … Continue reading New program to train much-needed marine technicians
The room was packed with students from PBSC’s Automotive and Diesel Service Technology programs. One student received a scholarship, but all of them left with something valuable: advice from an industry pro.
Tim Calhoun, fleet director for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, presented Palm Beach State College with a check for $2,500 Monday on behalf of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators. It was the second half of FLAGFA’s $5,000 scholarship gift that represents an ongoing commitment to the College. … Continue reading Statewide group steers money into student scholarships
Students entering Palm Beach State College’s automotive and diesel programs often picture themselves as technicians working for car or truck dealerships, independent shops and the like. Most don’t know about a different career path that’s one of the best out there. That is until now.
The Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators is bringing attention to the wide range of technician careers tied to government vehicle operations. By offering scholarships, FLAGFA hopes to encourage students to consider careers repairing and maintaining the vehicles used by police, … Continue reading Scholarship paves way to a government fleet career