Interesting News Happening at Polk State College
New Program to Create Teacher Pipeline
Polk State College and Polk County Public Schools created a new program to address the statewide teacher shortage by creating a pathway from high school to college to employment for aspiring educators.
Polk State College and NASA Form Partnership
NASA HUNCH (High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware) and Polk State College have partnered to empower and inspire students studying computer numerical control at Polk State Corporate College by tasking them with designing and fabricating Class 1E flight hardware items with real-world value and application for NASA.
Polk State Fast Tracks EMS Program
When Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) approached Polk State College about its need for paramedics, the college’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program didn’t hesitate to figure out a way to put students on a fast track to becoming the highly-skilled professionals the community needs. Polk State EMS, in partnership with PCFR, launched a three-semester program in September for a class of 22 men and women who will receive the quality education and training they need for successful employment with the department.