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 →
Students and community job seekers will be able to meet recruiters from a wide range of companies, health care providers and government agencies at two October career fairs to be held at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses. The fairs are organized by the PBSC Career Center on each campus.
Free and open to the public, the fairs will bring a combined total of more than 70 employers hiring for full- and part-time openings, … Continue reading Over 70 employers expected at October career fairs →
More than 20 police departments and other criminal justice organizations from Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando will recruit at the third annual Criminal Justice Job Fair, Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus.
Free and open to the public, the fair is designed for those seeking positions in law enforcement, corrections and 911 dispatch. Attendees will be able to apply for current job openings ranging from officer to civilian positions. … Continue reading Criminal justice job fair to bring agencies from across state →
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care has tapped Palm Beach State College’s Respiratory Care Associate in Science degree program to receive its Distinguished RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) Credentialing Success Award.
CoARC, the nonprofit accreditation organization dedicated to respiratory care, presents this national award annually to highlight the RRT credential as the profession’s standard of excellence and recognize the CoARC-accredited programs that have the most graduates achieving it. Graduates of CoARC-accredited programs in the U.S. … Continue reading PBSC Respiratory Care program earns national award →