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Leveraging Partnerships to Expand Education, Training, and Employment Opportunities

by Deborah Richie / Mar 2, 2016

The Community College Consortium for Biosciences Credentials (c3bc), a national consortium led by Forsyth Technical Community College, received a Round Two TAACCCT grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to increase education and training for biosciences jobs.  The twelve colleges in eight states in the consortium worked to strengthen existing and build new collaborations with biosciences employers, industry associations, and workforce agencies.

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Los Angeles Valley College, Biotech Bridge Training Academy certificate ceremony, August 2015 

 

To date, more than 40 employers have worked with the colleges in activities such as designing and reviewing curricula, screening program candidates, teaching courses, providing mentoring and internships, interviewing and hiring program graduates, and participating on advisory councils.

For more information on the c3bc efforts to build and leverage partnerships read Leveraging Partnerships to Expand Education, Training, and Employment Opportunities.

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