Ruben Cabrera and Mitchell Ramos, classmates in Palm Beach State College’s Automotive Service Technology program, have each received a $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship from Grainger, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products.
The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program, offered in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, helps students earning an associate degree or certificate in skilled trades or public safety fields. … Continue reading PBSC automotive students receive Grainger scholarships
New 3-D printers and scanners, a humanoid robot, a wind turbine simulator, an alternative energy training center and sensor calibration stations for pressure, temperature and strain are among the new high-tech tools that drew an excited crowd Tuesday evening at the unveiling of Palm Beach State College’s newly upgraded laboratory for the Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs. The lab, located in the BioScience Technology Complex on the Palm Beach Gardens campus, gives students the opportunity to work with the latest equipment used in manufacturing, … Continue reading Business partners see value in new lab technology
Palm Beach State College has won seven awards for marketing and communications projects from two organizations. All projects were created in-house by members of PBSC’s College Relations and Marketing department.
The College received three Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District II. They are a first-place gold award in the digital class catalog category for College’s online catalog project led by Tish Sailer; a second-place silver award for the Fast Facts brochure designed by Candy Lall Dass in collaboration with Tabatha McDonald and Jeff Nowak; … Continue reading Palm Beach State wins seven marketing and communications awards
The Emergency Medical Services programs at Palm Beach State College put students through their paces in preparation for careers as emergency medical technicians and paramedics. In a recent role reversal, EMS faculty and staff members put themselves to the test by competing in a statewide advanced life support competition. They came out as winners.
Palm Beach State EMS faculty Glenn Jordan and Jo Ann Shapins and occupational skills evaluator Evan Gaub competed in the Temple Terrace State EMS Challenge Oct. … Continue reading EMS faculty and staff measure up in competition
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
While more employers are hiring, they are still struggling to find quality candidates. On Thursday, Oct. 22, local job seekers will have the opportunity to impress 50 employers exhibiting at the Job Fair & University Transfer Day from 1 to 4 p.m. at the BioScience Technology Complex on Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus, 3160 PGA Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.
“We’ve been hearing from a lot of local employers that they are having a hard time finding good people.” — Tracy Joinson
Private and public sector employers from a wide range of industries will be looking to fill current full- and part-time openings, … Continue reading Fifty employers to recruit at Oct. 22 Job Fair on PBG campus
One of the state’s premier firefighter training events, The Great Florida Fire School, will be hosted for the first time by Palm Beach State College, Oct. 20-23, at the Public Safety Training Center on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
This training event is geared to Florida state firefighters with certification. Advanced registration is underway, and attendees pay a flat rate of $135 per person, whether signing up for one class or four full days. … Continue reading Palm Beach State to host Great Florida Fire School
Computer hackers—the secretive, faceless criminals who steal, corrupt and disrupt data and infrastructure—are about to meet their match. The new tools and curriculum for Palm Beach State College’s cybersecurity programs will prepare students to become the cybersecurity professionals the state and nation need.
PBSC’s Cybersecurity Lab, the new command central for hands-on training, will have its grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Center for Bachelor’s Programs building, 4200 Congress Ave. The event starts with a ribbon-cutting at 8:45 a.m. … Continue reading Cybersecurity lab to prepare students for careers battling hackers
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
The cost of taking a class at Palm Beach State College will rise $2.75 per credit hour in 2015-2016 for students pursuing associate degrees and credit certificates, with the additional revenue going directly toward updating College facilities, enhancing technology and providing additional funds for student activities.
While keeping tuition flat for all students for the fourth consecutive year, the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees on Monday approved slight increases in the student activity, … Continue reading PBSC student fees to increase in 2015-2016; tuition remains flat