The Workforce Expansion in Biomanufacturing Emerging Technologies (WE-BET) initiative (NIIMBL Project 2.2-152) has been working to address the challenge of expanding the workforce for producing cell-based and gene therapies. Recently, WE-BET published two documents that will helpful for colleges that are interested in offering education programs in these areas.
The first document is a labor market report for cell and gene therapy. This report addresses the demand for these technologies and the need for technicians.
The second document describes skill standards for gene therapy technicians, cell therapy technicians, technicians who work in both areas, the curriculum for training these technicians, and the equipment needed for that training.