AB Biotechnologies, Baxter Biopharma Solutions, Cook Medical, Catalent (formerly Cook Pharmica) and Singota
Rapid expansion of the biotechnology industry in south central Indiana demands a highly-trained workforce and the biotechnology program at Ivy Tech Bloomington has partnered with local employers to ensure a competent workforce by using its state of the art labs for hands on training and industry-tailored curricula. A recommended path to the AAS degree in biotechnology is to complete one of the three certificates while working toward the degree. The certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry level biotechnology careers existing in the local industry.
US Department of Labor TAACCCT Round II (#TC-23761-12-60-A-37)
DUE 1501631, NSF-ATE Program's Regional Center of Excellence Grant Award to Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2) Phase IV, and Phase III
DUE 0703033, Life Sciences Technical Training in Southern Indiana
DUE 1003498, Establishing a Bioscience Alliance of the Midwest Region
Ivy Tech Bloomington was awarded an $85,000 Perkins Competitive Grant from the Indiana Department of Education, fall 2016 to increase rural career and technical education in biotechnology. The $85,000 grant was used to establish dual credit biotechnology classes at the high schools. Starting last spring, students at high schools in Bloomfield, Brown County, Eastern Greene, and Owen Valley, had the option to earn dual high school and college credit at no cost to their families.
Duke Energy provided an additional $15,000, supporting the purchase of textbooks, not covered by the grant funding.
DUE 1800909, NSF-ATE. The Skills for Biomedical Emerging Technology Applications project