Governor Scott to be Guest Speaker
CENTRAL PALM BEACH (August 24, 2016) — The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host an economic forum luncheon, featuring two giants in the space of education and medicine: Palm Beach State College and Modernizing Medicine. Ava Parker, President of Palm Beach State College, and Dan Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine, will speak about 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. Governor Scott will be addressing the audience as well as this union supports the “Degrees to Jobs” initiative that was the topic of the Governor’s May Summit in Orlando.
“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,’’ said Ava Parker. “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.”
Dan Cane said, “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.”
The MOU includes a 50,000-square-foot multipurpose facility on the 75-acre campus on Southern Boulevard 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.
To learn more about this exciting training hub, and what it means for our local business community, join the Chamber on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Wycliffe Country Club located at 4650 Wycliffe Country Club Blvd, Wellington, FL 33449. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available. Register online at www.cpbchamber.com, or call the Chamber office (561) 790-6200 for more information.
This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Palm Beach State College
Corporate Sponsors: I.T. Solutions and Modernizing Medicine
About the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce
The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to business advocacy, economic development, and education. From Cane-to-Coral the communities located within the Chamber’s footprint are: Acreage, Atlantis, Belle Glade, Greenacres, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth, Lantana, Loxahatchee, Loxahatchee Groves, Manalapan, Palm Springs, Royal Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Wellington, Westlake and West Palm Beach. For more information, please visit www.cpbchamber.com.
Mary Lou Bedford
561-578-4807 – office
561-313-7322 – cell