With the tight labor market, employers are struggling to find quality job candidates. As a result, 40 employers are expected to recruit at a career fair sponsored by Palm Beach State College on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Humanities & Technology Building, Room HT 103, on PBSC’s Boca Raton campus, 801 Palm Beach State College Drive.
The Fall 2023 Collegewide Career Fair is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP and are reminded to bring resumes. … Continue reading PBSC to host 40 employers at career fair on Boca Raton campus
Palm Beach State College’s biotechnology students will gain access to the same laboratory equipment used in the industry thanks to a $50,000 donation from Alphazyme, an enzyme development and production company based in Jupiter. A subsidiary of Maravai LifeSciences, Alphazyme is a member of the College’s Biotechnology Business Partnership Council and employs graduates of PBSC’s Associate in Science degree and certificate programs in biotechnology.
“Palm Beach State College was chosen to receive the Maravai LifeSciences Foundation gift due to its biotechnology program’s dedication to advancing scientific education,” said Chad Decker, … Continue reading Alphazyme awards Palm Beach State College $50K for biotechnology lab equipment
Palm Beach State College will commemorate its 90th anniversary by honoring community heroes, including military veterans and alumni, at the inaugural Emerald Torch Awards Gala that will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Fire Academy Complex on PBSC’s Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
With the twin goals of honoring community heroes and supporting student scholarships and programs, the dinner gala, featuring the Emerald Torch Awards presentation, will also recognize a prominent philanthropic leader with a lifetime achievement award. … Continue reading PBSC to host inaugural Emerald Torch Awards Gala on Veterans Day in recognition of College’s 90th anniversary
With the goal of developing a local talent pool for local employers, the City of Boynton Beach, Palm Beach State College, and CareerSource Palm Beach County are partnering to provide college credit certificate programs for City of Boynton Beach residents. The Workforce Readiness Initiative will help those who are unemployed, underemployed, or simply looking for a career change, to gain the in-demand skills that meet the City’s specific employment needs.
City of Boynton Beach Mayor Ty Penserga announced the launch of the initiative at his City Hall Social on April 27. … Continue reading PBSC, City of Boynton Beach and CareerSource partner for workforce initiative
By Angela Harrington
Palm Beach State College surprised Alexiou Gibson, the keynote speaker at PBSC’s Spring 2023 Commencement, with an honorary Bachelor of Applied Science degree presented at the ceremony. Gibson, a PBSC alumnus who founded The Transformation Factory, a multimillion-dollar Palm Beach County-based business, said he was overcome with emotion by the “recognition of his achievements with an honorary degree.”
“It was a great surprise,” said Gibson after being awarded an honorary B.A.S. degree in Supervision and Management–Entrepreneurship at PBSC’s commencement ceremony held at The Ball Park of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, … Continue reading PBSC commencement speaker and founder of multimillion-dollar Florida company awarded an honorary degree
Update: The Technical Rescue Training (TRT) competition sponsored by Elevated Safety had to be postponed. The other four competitions are taking place as scheduled. Visit PBSC Invitational website for links to daily photo albums and competition results.
More than 65 teams, comprised of over 250 professional firefighters, police and paramedics from Tallahassee to Miami as well as Canada, will compete to see who can most capably and quickly solve complex rescue challenges at the Palm Beach State College Invitational, … Continue reading More than 250 first responders to compete at PBSC Invitational, May 1-6
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
Individuals looking to quickly upskill, or reskill, to become more marketable in an economy impacted by COVID-19 will find scholarships and accelerated training opportunities at Palm Beach State College through a $1.3 million grant from the Florida Department of Education.
With this grant, Palm Beach State has partnered with FDOE in the statewide Get There Florida workforce education initiative, announced by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sept. 24. PBSC’s grant is part of the $35 million awarded to Florida’s higher education system to provide training solutions for people impacted by the pandemic. … Continue reading PBSC receives $1.3 million from FDOE to enhance workforce education
Palm Beach State College has earned national top 10 rankings from two prestigious military publishers for the third consecutive year. Military Times and VIQTORY have placed PBSC third and fourth respectively on their lists of the best higher education institutions for veterans, which in turn makes PBSC the highest-ranking Florida school in its category.
Announced this week, VIQTORY has again designated PBSC a Gold “Top 10” Military Friendly® School, the highest level possible, and maintained the College’s rank as fourth among large public postsecondary institutions in the U.S. … Continue reading PBSC maintains top 10 rankings for veterans services
Veterans, military service members and their families will be able to advance their life and career goals at the first-ever South Florida Veterans Expo on Oct. 30.
Featuring more than 30 exhibitors, including employers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, the expo will be hosted by Palm Beach State College and former state Sen. Maria Sachs, a champion of veterans. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road in Delray Beach. … Continue reading Veterans Expo set for Oct. 30