As described in on the event page , the Biosciences Industry Fellowship Program, hosted by Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem North Carolina, was an action packed three weeks. The first week included visits and workshops in partnering schools. During the second week we participated in a week long green fluorescent protein biomanufactuing workshop that covered the gamut from 30 liter fermentation, to isolation, to purification, to filling vials in sterile conditions. In the last week we visited and toured area biotechnology companies and closed with presentations by the participants.
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Presenter: Russ Read, Forsyth Technical Community College Skill Standards answer two critical questions: What do workers need to know and be able to do to succeed in today's workplace? How do we know when workers are performing well? The Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials has developed a set of standards to help answer these questions. Read more
Overview dol cccbc taa grant r.read ccp13 from bio-link
Russ H Read, National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW), gives an overview of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.
Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link Director
Jo-Anne Hongo, Scientific Manager, Genentech
This interactive session, back by popular demand, features a lively panel of successful industry professionals who gained employability skills at community and technical colleges. Individuals share their pathways to rewarding careers in high-skill, high-wage positions in the biotechnology industry thanks to the access and affordability of targeted programs at community and technical colleges. Active audience participation is encouraged.
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Shannon Lewis, Research Assistant, Sapphire Energy, San Diego, CA
I am currently working at Sapphire Energy, a ... Read more
Presenter: Russ H. Read , National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce
Russ H. Read will provide an overview of The Manufacturing Institute's agreement with the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce and its implications for the biotechnology workforce. The National Association of Manufacturer's Manufacturing Institute and the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce have teamed up to study the application of NAM industry endorsed credentials in the biotechnology workforce space. For more information on the NCBW- see www.biotechworkforce.org
Russ H. Read has worked in the bioscience industry for over thirty five years. Formerly he was an ... Read more