BABEC has become a major player in multiple workforce development projects. We couldn’t be more delighted. These initiatives enable BABEC to deliver real impact in developing the next generation of science leaders.
Check out the links below for more information!
BioSCOPEInnovATEBIOK12 Strong Workforce Program
Develop Trained Professionals in Biomanufacturing
BABEC is working with eight Bay Area community colleges (CCSF, Contra Costa College, Laney College, Las Positas College, Merritt College, Ohlone College, Skyline College, and Solano College) on training community college students for jobs in the biotechnology/life science sectors by providing hands-on, real-life manufacturing experience. The students are responsible for making, testing and supplying reagents and calibrating equipment for BABEC’s high school customers. This workforce development project is called BioSCOPE.
Increase Student Enrollment in Community College Biotech Programs
Through InnovATEBIO, BABEC is working with a group of national partners to share best practices on creating career pathways from high school to help increase student enrollment in community college biotech programs, and subsequently develop talent for the biotech industry. The partners include community colleges and community-based organizations in California, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington.
Create a Biotech Career Pathway from High School to College
Supported by the California Community Colleges K12 Strong Workforce Program, BABEC is working with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), City College of San Francisco (CCSF), and the California Life Sciences Institute to:
•Increase the number of underrepresented students in the high school life science and biotech career pathway programs; and
•Create summer and dual enrollment opportunities so students, especially those from underrepresented communities, can pursue a biotech career pathway and early college education.