Included in the mission of Palm Beach State College is the goal to provide career/technical education for our community. This will be accomplished by fostering innovation in curriculum and by continuously assessing the appropriateness and effectiveness of current functions.

Programs of career/technical education at Palm Beach State College are an integral part of the community and reflect its business, industrial and professional climate. Quality programs are provided for those who wish to study for advancement in their present occupation or enter a new area of employment.

The role of the Council is to:

Alert the College/District of changes and trends in the economic climate of the county

  • Review labor market surveys
  • Recommend enrollment changes based on supply/demand
  • Identify job titles related to program
  • Assist with job openings for graduates
  • Participate in needs assessment analysis projects

 Review/recommend facility/equipment requirements

  • Review existing facilities and equipment
  • Recommend space and equipment needs
  • Assist with acquisition of space/equipment

Review Curriculum

  • Assist with job analysis to determine occupational skill needs
  • Review course content/program length
  • Identify new skills/technology
  • Establish industry standards for graduates
  • Help recruit students
  • Assist with program review
  • Evaluate program effectiveness

Serve as Program Advocates

  • Help recruit students
  • Assist with on-the job training opportunities
  • Provide on-site field visits
  • Help sponsor career days
  • Hire graduates
  • Promote the program in the business and industry/government arena
  • Help procure equipment, space and facilities for program
  • Sponsor scholarships
  • Sponsor guest lectures

Partner's Ethics Statement

In accordance with Palm Beach State College’s Ethics Policy, HR Board Policy # 6Hx-18-5.90, all business partners will conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the core values of honesty, respect, open communication, professionalism, fairness and responsibility. In doing so, they will give thought to ethical considerations when making decisions including but not limited to those related to the receiving of gifts, conflicts of interest, the management of staff, the use of College resources, the protection of confidential information, and activities outside of the College.

Helpful Resources

Meeting Minutes


2017 Meeting Calendar

Month   Day Date Time Location
APRIL 2017
Paralegal   Mon 4/17 6p LL 235 - PBG campus
HVAC/R   Mon 4/17 6p ETA 131 - LW campus
Electricians   Wed 4/19 4p ETA 101 - LW campus
Bachelor's Degree   Fri 4/21 8:30a CBP 103 - LW campus
Facilities Maintenance   Mon 4/24 4p ETA 101 - LW campus
Electrical Power & Engineering Technology   Tues 4/25 5p SC 149 - PBG campus
Biotechnology   Thurs 4/27  5:30p SC 201 - PBG campus
Risk Management    Fri 4/28 9a ETA 101 - LW campus
MAY 2017
Cosmetology    Mon 5/1 11:30a ETA 101 - LW campus
Environmental Science    Thur 5/4 9:30a SC 159 - PBG campus
Automotive   Wed 5/17 3:30p ETA 101 - LW campus
Dental Health Services   Tues 5/23 9:30a DH 118 - LW campus
JUNE 2017
 Respiratory Care   Thurs 6/29 11a LC 106 -PBG campus
SEPTEMBER 2017          
 Bachelor's Degree    Fri 9/22 8:30a CBP 101 - LW campus
OCTOBER 2017          
Medical Imaging - Radiography and Sonography   Fri 10/20 1p SC 127 - PBG campus
NOVEMBER 2017          
 Respiratory Care   Fri 11/3  1p LC 106 - PBG campus


If you would like more information about joining one of our Business Partnership/Program Advisory Councils, please contact Coleen Farinelli at bpc@palmbeachstate.edu or call 561-868-3574.

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