To meet the demands of a growing economy and a workforce, Palm Beach County has many career and technical colleges offering specialties from the culinary arts to the health care field to engineering.
Everglades University is located in Boca Raton’s famous IBM building designed by world-renowned Bauhaus architects Marcel Breuer and Thomas Gatje. The university recently received the Woman’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Colleges for 2015-2016. Everglades offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has embraced the need to provide education for those entering fields related energy and sustainability with unique majors including sustainability management, environmental policy management, and land and energy management, as well as more traditional majors in international business and public health administration.
Keiser University, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, has a residential campus in West Palm Beach offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees including fields such as Homeland Security and Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences and Accountancy. Kaiser has 20,000 students at 17 campuses across Florida, and directly impacts over 30,000 jobs in the state.
Lincoln Institute, originally founded in 1946 to provide career training for returning World War II veterans, has a long history of offering career programs in automotive, skilled trades, culinary arts, cosmetology, business and IT, and more at its West Palm Beach location. Lincoln provides hands-on training that focuses on specific career skills, so the classrooms are designed to mimic real-life working environments.