February 22, 2023 – PAHOKEE, FL AND BELLE GLADE, FL – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and the School District of Palm Beach County partnered on the “Glades Region Claim Your Future Showcase”, an event that inspires high school students about the possible career paths within Palm Beach County.
The event was hosted on February 21, 2023 in the morning at Pahokee Middle-Senior High and in the afternoon at Glades Central Community High School where students from Crossroads Academy also attended. Pahokee Middle-Senior High Principal Dwayne Dennard and Glades Central Community High School Principal Melanie Bolden-Morris both gave opening remarks at their schools.
Eugene Spann, Senior Trainer at CareerSource Palm Beach County, motivated the students to learn about “soft skills”, a critical need in the workforce across America today.
Ms. Marcia Andrews, School District Board Member of District 6, moderated a panel at both sessions.
The following panelists participated:
- Florida Crystals: Rosa Garcia-Castrejon, Human Resources
- Alarm Association of Florida: Rick Seymour, COO
- Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller: Tracy Ellison, Director
- Finfrock: Kiley Damone, Cultural and Community Specialist
- CareerSource Palm Beach County: Charles Duval, Associate Vice President
- S. Army: SGT Cole
- Palm Beach State College:
LaTanya McNeal, Campus Executive Dean and Jernae Thomas, Assistant Dean
This is an annual event in partnership between the School District of Palm Beach County and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. The “Glades Region Claim Your Future Showcase” will take place again in February 2024.