PBSC Lox Groves students get career insight into local executives

Ken Romer, Kimberly Lancaster, Matt Silver, Jodi Gast, Allen Gast, Stuart Hack and Lynn Stockford at the Executive Leaders Roundtable and Luncheon held on April 18.

A group of local business leaders participated in a roundtable on the Loxahatchee Groves campus of Palm Beach State College to give students an overview of job and internship opportunities in the fields of information technology, accounting, business and construction.

Participants in the Roundtable and Leaders Luncheon were Ken Romer, Chief Information Officer for ITMS; Allen Gast, founder and president of Gast Construction Group; Lynn Stockford, East Coast Network Development Manager, Tampa General Hospital; Stuart Hack, Managing Member of Hack Tax and Accounting Services; and Matt Silver, Florida Power & Light project manager for solar development for the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast area. Jodi Gast, vice president and chief financial officer of Gast Construction Group, was the moderator.

Dean of Academic Affairs Kimberly Lancaster said the April 18 event, sponsored by FPL and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, was the first major event on campus since students returned last fall.

“It’s about connecting students to internships and job opportunities,” she said. “The goal is to keep the campus relevant in the community and to raise awareness of what is offered on campus to support employers and students.”

During the event, which attracted more than 60 PBSC staff, students and community members, students alternated between panel discussions with each panelist, and there was also a general session of questions answers.

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