Bio Blend: Integrating Biotechnology and Applied Engineering to Meet Emerging Advanced Technological Workforce Needs

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Description: Bio Blend responded to biopharmaceutical manufacturing needs for a multiskilled workforce particularly for those entering process and maintenance technician positions.The project includes redeveloping four courses to merge components of both Applied Engineering (AE) and Bioprocess Technology (BT) Associates degrees for an initial smaller cohort of students. All cohort students received internship opportunities and industry-standard DeltaV training/certification in a simulated biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment as well as the potential to earn a BioWork certificate.

Speakers:  Melissa Robbins and Julie Griffin, Johnston Community College, Clayton, NC

Learn more about the Integrating Biotechnology and Applied Engineering ATE project.