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LORE ALLIANCE SPEARHEADING TOURISM PUSH ‘ON THE TOWN’ EPISODE PREMIERE PARTY WELL-ATTENDED

BELLE GLADE — A large crowd of regional luminaries and ordinary people whose local livelihoods are the stars of a new South Florida PBS “On the Town” episode gathered at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Wednesday evening, March 28, to preview the latest installment of the show, which highlights many of the Glades’ attractions.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS, ADULTS AT WEST TECH

High school students who are currently enrolled in grades nine through 11 can now apply for the Construction or Mechatronics academies offered at West Technical Education Center (West Tech). The construction academy provides training in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning. The mechatronics academy allows students to gain technical skills in automation technology and apply those skills to manufacturing, engineering, and robotics.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 3.7 PERCENT FROM 4.3 PERCENT YEAR AGO; TRENDS BETTER THAN STATE AND NATION FOR 12+ CONSECUTIVE MONTHS

West Palm Beach, Fla. (March 23, 2018) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for February dropped to 3.7 percent from 4.3 percent a year ago and below January’s 4.0 percent. The county’s rate was lower than the state’s 3.8 percent and the nation’s 4.4 percent rates (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate has stayed below the state rate for the past 12 consecutive months and below the national rate for 13 consecutive months.

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#THANKATEACHERPBC: GLADES CENTRAL HS TEACHER NAMED PBCSD’S TEACHER OF THE WEEK

Her husband stood outside the classroom door with a dozen roses, alongside the Glades Central Community High School administrative staff, waiting for just the right moment to walk in. And then, on cue, the door to Gwen Asia-Holley’s room was opened, and she was announced as this week’s #ThankATeacherPBC teacher of the week. She has been described as “dedicated to her career and treats her students as if they were one of her own.” This personal dedication is exactly why Mrs. Asia-Holley was nominated for the award by one of her students.

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