Polk State College

Polk State College is a public state college with campuses in Winter Haven, Lakeland, and Lake Wales. Founded in 1964, the college serves more than 20,000 students with Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees as well as a wide range of certificate programs and workforce training options. Polk State also operates three charter high schools within the county.

Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti

999 Avenue H, NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 297-1098

This year’s focus will be on economic recovery. I think we would be remiss as a county to not focus on how to continue to help move our region forward, despite the challenges. That means making sure we continue to support our education development, the pipeline of talent but also do our best to coordinate with the county to help small businesses prosper and be part of the recruitment of large businesses to the area.

Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti, Polk State College
Polk State College

In the News

Barnetts Donate $3 Million for Construction of New Polk State College Campus in Northeast Polk County

May 13, 2024

Polk County Continues to Attract Talent Companies Need for Success

January 29, 2024

Strong Talent Pipeline One Reason Advanced Manufacturers are Locating in Polk County

October 29, 2023

CFDC Honors Small, Large Businesses with its Annual Awards, Recaps the Last Year

September 29, 2023

Polk State College Respiratory Therapist Program

September 26, 2023

CareerSource Polk Honors Businesses, Presents Session on Game Changers

August 18, 2023

Polk State College Welcomes a Familiar Face as New Provost  

July 26, 2023

Southeastern University Launches Trades Program to Enhance the Local Offerings

June 14, 2023

College, Technical School Graduates Fill the Talent Pipeline in Polk County

June 12, 2023

Newly Named Winter Haven City Manager has His Heart in His City, Helping Others

May 3, 2023

Polk State’s New Human Resources Program Providing Candidates for Job Openings

February 20, 2023

Five Local Colleges Help Prepare Students for Careers in the Business Sector

February 13, 2023

Polk County’s Growth Brings Need for Diverse Housing Inventory

December 19, 2022

Polk State College President Talks About Growth, a New Campus and the Hispanic Population

December 16, 2022

Polk Ranks Top 10 in Talent Attraction

December 8, 2022

Health Sciences Economic Impact Growing with the County’s Population 

November 28, 2022

Five Polk Colleges Prepare Students for Health Sciences Careers

November 22, 2022

Polk State College is an Economic Engine Providing Critical Economic Impact to Central Florida  

November 4, 2022

Growth in Polk County Leads to Fourth-Place Ranking on Fastest-Growing Metro List

November 2, 2022

Three Polk Colleges Contribute to the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Pipeline

October 27, 2022

Celebrating Growth in Tech-Enabled Manufacturing in Polk County

October 17, 2022

Exporting Call to Action

August 30, 2022

New Lakeland Incubator Provides Space to Innovate Aviation and Logistics

June 17, 2022

College Graduates are Ready to Enter Polk County Workforce

May 25, 2022

Growing Supply Chain Industry is Supported by Local Talent Pipeline

May 9, 2022

Florida Southern Professor Provides Insight on Supply Chain Problems

April 25, 2022

Polk Schools Provide Talent Pipeline to the Tourism Industry

February 24, 2022

Polk State College Looks to Expand in 2022

February 9, 2022

Educational Institutions Prepare Students for Manufacturing Careers

October 29, 2021

Polk State President Leaves CFDC a Legacy of Assisting with Business Resiliency

September 29, 2021

Local Colleges Providing Pipeline of Aviation Talent

August 18, 2021

CFDC Quarterly Leadership Roundtable: Workplace of the Future

May 21, 2021

Polk State Corporate College Uses Grant to Teach Cybersecurity

February 25, 2021

Manufacturing Workforce Grows at Polk State College Through Metallica Foundation Grant

August 25, 2020

Pharmacy Academy Prepares Students to Pursue Sonography at Polk State College 

January 10, 2020

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