Presenters : Linda Rehfuss, Jeanette Mowery, Lisa Seidman, Elaine Johnson, Linnea Fletcher In 2016, the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials, funded by a Department of Labor grant, published a set of core technical skills and competencies that are held in common across the bioscience industry subsectors of Bioscience Laboratory Skills, Biomanufacturing, and Medical Devices. Consortium partners recognized the need to focus skill standards efforts on fundamentals that all entry-level bioscience technician would need in order to succeed, regardless of industry subsector, geographic location or individual job description. This webinar will discuss how these new skill standards can be valuable ... Read more
Panelists discussed: How to start a CSO using existing infrastructure; Using a CSO experience to prepare students for the biotech workforce, Where to find funding, The path from CSO to incubator, Opportunities for partnering with companies that can market some of the products produced in a CSO, and lastly, Achieving sustainability Moderator : Sulatha Dwarakanath, Speakers : Tyler Drake, Ph.D Director Bioscience Incubator Austin Community College Mary Nelson, Ph.D Director of InnovaBio & STUDENTfacturED Salt Lake Community College Elizabeth Boedeker BioBench CRO Coordinator Deborah R. Davis, PhD Acting Biotechnology Coordinator Co-PI, AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center Bluegrass Community and Technical College ... Read more
Eilene Lyons discusses how St. Louis Community College worked with the government, local industry and research centers, such as the Danfrorth Plant Science Center, to build a strong and vital program in biotechnology education and a contract research lab in BRDG park. Not only do STLCC students provide a resource for the start up companies in the research park, they work on exciting projects like biofuels, genotyping, and qPCR to quantify gene expression in human astrocytes. Read more
Presenter: Eilene Lyons , Program Coordinator & Acting Dean, Biotechnology Program, St. Louis Community College Florrisant Valley
Lyons describes an end-of-program assessment that includes a portfolio to document the attainment of technical skills.
The TSA (Technical Skills Attainment) measure is aligned with industry standards and is validated by a third party.
These slides are from the 2012 Bio-Link CXO Summit. All the slides have been combined into one presentation to simplify viewing.
A report has been prepared from the summit, you can read about the contents and download the report here: Bio-Link Summit Report 2012 .