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May 23 Public Safety Job Fair at PBSC to bring over 40 agencies to Lake Worth campus

Over 40 first responder employers from Aventura to Orlando, including police, corrections, fire rescue, EMS and 911 dispatch departments, will recruit at the Public Safety Job Fair, Thursday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Elisabeth W. Erling Gymnasium on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.
This free hiring event is open to the public, with priority entry from 9:30 – 10 a.m. for veterans and students with military or school ID. … Continue reading May 23 Public Safety Job Fair at PBSC to bring over 40 agencies to Lake Worth campus

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Florida Rep. John Snyder urges Palm Beach State College grads to find solutions, not problems

Palm Beach State College welcomed Florida Rep. John Snyder as the keynote speaker during the College’s 2024 spring commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Cacti Park (formerly the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches) in West Palm Beach.
During the ceremony, which was livestreamed on PBSC’s website, the College awarded degrees and certificates to more than 1,900 graduates including more than 950 graduates of the Associate in Arts degree program, of which 96 are dual-enrollment students who earned their high school and A.A. … Continue reading Florida Rep. John Snyder urges Palm Beach State College grads to find solutions, not problems

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PBSC to host South Florida’s biggest, action-packed competition for first responders

Think of it as the Olympics for first responders. At the Palm Beach State College Invitational, Monday, April 29, through Saturday, May 4, more than 50 teams of 400 professional firefighters and paramedics from Tallahassee to Miami as well as Canada will battle it out to see who can best solve complex rescue challenges—and the public is welcome to come and watch.
This second annual invitational will be held at the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College, … Continue reading PBSC to host South Florida’s biggest, action-packed competition for first responders

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Leonard Marshall, 2x Super Bowl champion, to speak at PBSC’s 25th annual MLK celebration Jan. 18

Leonard Marshall, the former NFL defensive lineman and New York Giants “Ring of Honor” legend, will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration being held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Duncan Theatre on PBSC’s Lake Worth campus.
Tania Rogers, anchor and reporter for WPTV NewsChannel 5, will moderate the conversational-style presentation. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP at www.palmbeachstate.edu/MLK. … Continue reading Leonard Marshall, 2x Super Bowl champion, to speak at PBSC’s 25th annual MLK celebration Jan. 18

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PBSC to host 40 employers at career fair on Boca Raton campus

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

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Alphazyme awards Palm Beach State College $50K for biotechnology lab equipment

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

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PBSC to host inaugural Emerald Torch Awards Gala on Veterans Day in recognition of College’s 90th anniversary

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

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PBSC, City of Boynton Beach and CareerSource partner for workforce initiative

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

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PBSC commencement speaker and founder of multimillion-dollar Florida company awarded an honorary degree

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

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More than 250 first responders to compete at PBSC Invitational, May 1-6

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

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