CAREER-FOCUSED PROJECT BASED LEARNING AT WEST TECH

Knowledge of proper safety, accurate measurement, and utilization of hand and power tools were taught to the high school students enrolled in the Construction Academy during the first month of school. Anthony Carroll, Instructor, utilizes a career-focused project-based learning methodology to teach his students real world skills that result in a product. At this juncture, his students have constructed 8-foot hand-crafted picnic tables. The Construction Academy students will continue to develop their skills in the field of construction through the building of a shed, hanging a door, installing roof shingles, and basic wiring for lighting and air in the shed.

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WEST TECH STUDENTS ATTEND SKILLSUSA TRAINING

Trust, leadership, and team work are the three terms that the Mechatroncis Academy students use to describe the traits that they enhanced as a result of participating in the Region 5 SkillsUSA Regional Leadership Training Conference held at McFatter Technical College in Davie, Florida. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 3.9 PERCENT FROM 4.4 PERCENT YEAR AGO; CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES TO LEAD JOB GAINS

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2018) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for August is 3.9 percent, down from 4.4 percent a year ago. The county’s rate matched the national rate and edged the state’s 3.8 percent rate (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest monthly reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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WELDING STUDENTS CREATE SCULPTURE FOR GLADES CENTRAL

Welding students at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus will find their names on a plaque as the creators of a sculpture set for installation at Glades Central High School this fall. The nearly 11-foot, 1,000-pound sculpture will be the centerpiece of a garden at the school, and while the installation date is pending, the finished sculpture is on display at the Belle Glade campus for PBSC students to enjoy.

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