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Dr. John W. Kelly, Florida Atlantic University President

specialized services at CareerSource Career Centers in West Palm Beach and Belle Glade. The centers offer online and live workshops for job search and job skills training, career development and consulting. At every step of the educational “ladder,” Palm Beach County businesses provide support, as well as input into their evolving workforce needs. “Our ability to grow Palm Beach County’s economy rests squarely on the shoulders of our K-20 education system,” said Don Kiselewski, senior director of external affairs, Florida Power & Light. “We take seriously our role to drive excellence in our students to ensure that we have the necessary talent base to entice and grow opportunity.”

PHOTOS: Left Page Side, Top: Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens Campus - BioScience Technology Complex. Middle: Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus Education and Training Center. Bottom: Palm Beach State College, Electrical Power Technology class. Right Page Side, Top: Florida Atlantic University students. Middle: Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter Campus. Bottom: Florida Atlantic University Biotechnology student

Led by Superintendent Robert Avossa, Ed.D., the School District of Palm Beach County has embarked on a five-year strategic plan (2016-2021) with a theme of “Growing. Strong.” One of the priorities is personalizing learning that meets the needs of individual students, from the gifted to those who need additional support. “I believe that every student deserves a world-class education,” he said. “We want our district to be the best choice for all students.” Palm Beach County’s A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Suncoast Community High School are among the top 100 in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the School District of Palm Beach County has been rated “A” for eight consecutive years by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE)

For a closer look at Palm Beach County’s educational institutions, go to www.pbcedu.org – an online informational resource hosted by the Business Development Board.

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