A group of local business executives participated in a panel discussion at Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus to give students insight into employment and internship opportunities in the information technology, accounting, business and construction fields.
Participants in the Executive Leaders Roundtable & Luncheon were Ken Romer, chief information officer for ITMS; Allen Gast, founder and president of Gast Construction Group, Inc.; Lynn Stockford, manager of Network Development, East Coast for Tampa General Hospital; Stuart Hack, … Continue reading Lox Groves students get career insight from local executives
Palm Beach State College was awarded $800,000 from Florida Power & Light Company to bolster diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). The grant will be given in $200,000 annual installments over the next four years as part of the FPL STEM Diversity Recruitment and Retention Fund, to further support PBSC’s ongoing efforts to provide educational equity while ultimately increasing workforce diversity in the local community.
“Making STEM education more accessible provides a clear pathway to success for students from a wide variety of backgrounds,” said PBSC President Ava L. … Continue reading PBSC strengthens diversity in STEM with $800,000 FPL grant
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced today a $1 million donation to buy more than 1,600 laptops for students to use in rapid credentialing programs to obtain the skills they need to get back to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
FPL’s donation comes on the heels of Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education launch of the Get There Florida initiative, in which they raised awareness of rapid credentialing programs.
“Since taking office, … Continue reading FPL’s $1 million gift to buy laptops for rapid credentialing 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
The Palm Beach State College Foundation STEAM luncheon with world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has sold out to 700 individuals.
The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. Tyson will explore everyday opportunities to engage in science with his topic of “This Just In: Latest Discoveries in the Universe.”
The luncheon’s presenting sponsor is Bank of America, … Continue reading Palm Beach State College STEAM event with Neil deGrasse Tyson has sold out
Palm Beach State College’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (IEES) hosted the third annual Florida Colleges Energy Education Forum on Jan. 31 at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.
K-12 and college-level teachers met with representatives from renewable energy companies, the Energy and Materials Center at The Scripps Research Institute, South Florida Water Management District, the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center and the Florida Department of Education. The daylong event featured presentations and workshops on biofuel, … Continue reading Educators focus on a sustainable future at annual forum