Gov. Scott To Speak At Sept. 8 Chamber Luncheon

The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host an economic forum luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 8 featuring two giants in the education and medicine industries: Palm Beach State College and Modernizing Medicine.

Palm Beach State College President Ava Parker and Modernizing Medicine CEO and founder Dan Cane will discuss the memorandum of understanding signed between the two organizations to create an innovative training hub at the college’s new Loxahatchee Groves campus for students preparing for health information technology careers and medical professionals learning to use systems for digitizing and managing patient records.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott will be addressing the audience, noting how the agreement between PBSC and Modernizing Medicine supports the governor’s “Degrees to Jobs” initiative.

“Our goal is to ensure that our students continue to receive quality hands-on training using the best and latest technology available, so when they graduate they are prepared for the real environments in which they will work,’’ Parker said. “This relationship with Modernizing Medicine will help us with that. It is a great opportunity for our students, as well as the employers that will hire them. We want employers to feel confident that our graduates will be highly trained when they walk through their doors.”

The memorandum of understanding between the two organizations includes a 50,000-square-foot multipurpose facility on the 75-acre campus on Southern Blvd. west of B Road. While some classes or information sessions will be offered this fall at the new campus, a complete schedule of courses will begin in January 2017.

“It’s vital that companies and local educational institutions work together to help prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s job opportunities, especially in the science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields,” Cane said.

The Sept 8 luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wycliffe Golf & Country Club. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available. Register at or call (561) 790-6200 for more info.