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BDB AND SCHOOL DISTRICT HOST 3RD ANNUAL CAREER SHOWCASE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The BDB worked with the School District and CareerSource Palm Beach County to bring together high schools and local companies so that students could learn about career paths and the possibilities that are open to them as the county continues to attract more employers. Students enjoyed interaction with employers and workers in the growing sectors of Life Sciences, Aerospace/Aviation/Engineering, Business Financial Services, and Manufacturing. Other industries represented were Construction/Trades, Real Estate, Hospitality, Tourism, Public Safety, Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, Education, Government, and Exercise Science.

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PBSC HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANICS PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

(BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Feb. 2, 2018) Palm Beach State College’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program, based on the Belle Glade campus, has received ASE Training Program accreditation by the ASE Education Foundation. The foundation is affiliated with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the industry’s leading certifier of automotive and diesel professionals.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 3.6 PERCENT FROM 4.6 PERCENT YEAR AGO; MORE THAN 10,000 JOBS ADDED OVER YEAR

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2018) – The year 2017 ended with among the lowest unemployment rates in a decade for Palm Beach County – 3.6 percent for December 2017 — down from 4.6 percent a year ago and below November’s 3.8 percent. The county’s rate was lower than the state’s 3.7 percent and the nation’s 3.9 percent (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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