Palm Beach State College recently announced its Money-Back Guarantee programs. Nursing, dental hygiene, respiratory care, welding, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration mechanics/installers, electrician and welding were presented as the inaugural Money-Back Guarantee programs by PBSC President Ava L. Parker at the February board meeting in Belle Glade.
Students who enroll and complete any of the Money-Back Guarantee programs, who are not employed within six months after graduation, are now eligible to request a refund of their tuition. The Money-Back Guarantee program is a part of House Bill 1507 and the Reimagining Education and Career Help Act (REACH), which was passed last legislative session.
“We proudly stand behind our commitment to our students and our business community to graduate students who are prepared and ready to go right to work after successfully completing their programs,” Parker said. “As the primary provider of healthcare workers and workforce training for adults in Palm Beach County, we believe that by stepping up and announcing the programs, we will increase enrollment because students know that they will get a job when they complete their program.”
Palm Beach State College contributes $1.1 billion in annual economic impact to Palm Beach County and offers 130 programs of study across its five campus locations in Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Loxahatchee Groves and Palm Beach Gardens. There are opportunities for meaningful employment and high wages in the careers available in these programs.
“Ensuring the REACH act and the governor’s vision for quality education and workforce-ready skills is our highest priority,” CareerSource CEO Julia Dattolo said. “CareerSource Palm Beach County supports the college’s efforts and believes the mandatory delivery improvements will lead to a more robust economy. Additionally, we believe these career pathways will allow the college to attract and retain graduating talent within our county.”
To learn more about how PBSC is meeting the state’s workforce demands or these in-demand careers, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu.