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  • The Bidwell Training Center Rafael Cancel-Vazquez Jason Lally Chris Murphy Ben Crabtree Zack Reska Dave Pierce Skill Development Analysis and Career Opportunities in the Pittsburgh Area
  • Introduction
    • Analyze career opportunities
    • Understand skill requirements
    • Identify additional skills
    • Locate possible partnerships
  • Sectors
    • Floral
    • Landscaping
    • Greenhouse/nursery
    • Agriculture
    • Biotechnology
    • (Bio)pharmaceutical
  • General Overview
    • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • Job Description
    • Employment
    • Bidwell’s Courses
    • Suggested Courses
    • Partnerships
    • Recommendations
  • Floral Industry
  • Job Description
    • Floral Designers
    • Create decorations with flowers for parties, weddings, etc based on customer orders
    • Work for themselves
    • Creativity is crucial
  • Skills Required
    • Hard working
    • Motivated
    • Willingness to learn
    • Good with your hands
    • Able to work under pressure
  • Education
    • High School
    • Vocational and technical school
    • Penn College of Technology
  • Employment Pittsburgh Area
    • 700 employed florists
    • $8.50 per hour
    • $17,610 per year
  • Graphs
    • Annual Wages
  • Graphs
    • Employment Breakdown
  • Graphs
    • National Annual Wages
  • Landscaping Does a green thumb mean a wallet full of green?
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • Small and Medium Sized Firms
    • High Turnover Rate
    • Seasonal
    • Low Growth: 0.2%
    • A Fit for Bidwell Graduates?
  • Distribution of Job Openings Per Year for the Pittsburgh MSA
  • Job Paths
    • The Low Road
      • From Low to Medium to High Skill
    • The High Road
  • The Low Road
    • Low Skill
    • Start at the bottom
      • Lawn/Landscape Technician
    • Skill through experience
    • Advancement
  • The Low Road
    • Medium Skill
    • First-line supervisors
    • Skill through experience
    • Advancement
  • The Low Road
    • High Skill
    • Small Business Owner
    • Capital Investment
    • Licensing
  • The High Road
    • Landscape Architect
    • Bidwell
    • Penn State Branch
    • Penn State U.Park
    • Graduate School?
  • Employment Pittsburgh MSA, 2002
  • Employment Pittsburgh MSA, 2002
  • Bidwell’s Coursework
    • Business, Business, Business
    • Pesticide Education
    • Basic Botany
  • Suggested Additions
    • More Business!
    • Management/ Leadership
    • Interpersonal Skills
  • The Bidwell Advantage
    • Interest in Career
    • Formal Education
      • Business Skills
  • Recommendations
    • Strong Potential for Medium Skill Jobs
    • High Skill for Most Gifted/Dedicated
    • Increase Business Training
    • Establish Apprenticeships
    $UCCE$$!?
  • Greenhouse
  • Job Description: Physical Demand
    • Movement
    • Carry loads
    • Repetitive
    • Handle heavy objects
    • Long hours
  • Job Description: Attention to Detail
    • Dexterous with hands
    • Detect changes in light, temperature, and color differences
    • Plant preparation
  • Job Description: Interpersonal Interactions
    • Customer service
    • Transportation of plants
  • Starting at Bidwell
    • Beginner classes in:
    • Mathematics
    • Typing
    • English
    • Reading
    • GED preparation
  • Bidwell: Courses
    • Botany
    • Plant Propagation
    • Greenhouse management
    • Pesticide
    • Business management
    • Others, totaling 780 hours
  • PSU McKeesport
    • Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) Program
  • PSU University Park
    • Horticulture, BS
    • Business/production option
    • Science option
  • University Park: Sample Courses
    • Pomology
    • Plant/water relations
    • Horticulture business management
    • Plant nutrition/propagation
    • Horticultural systematics
  • Pittsburgh
    • Entry level pay as low as $15k
    • Managers earn up to $40k
    • Experienced managers $50k and up
  • Pittsburgh
    • Pay rates close to national leaders in Salinas, CA
    • Less than 200 greenhouse employees
    • What those numbers indicate
  • How Pittsburgh Compares Location
  • Pittsburgh Salaries
    • Mean Pittsburgh Salaries close to national leaders, Salinas, CA
    • Much greater than national averages
  • Pittsburgh Mean Salaries
  • Self-employment
    • Helps growth
    • Increases market
    • Minimal investment costs
    • Determine market
    • Retail or wholesale?
    • Growth is exponential
  • Conclusion
    • Careers can be valuable
    • Work for what you get
    • Constantly growing
  • Agriculture
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • Declining agriculture throughout Pennsylvania
    • Sprawl and development
    • Expansion in public sector
    • Expansion in nonprofit sector
  • Job Description
    • General Farm Work
      • Propagate plants
      • Monitor growth
      • Check for pests (IPM)
      • Harvesting
      • Supply chain management
  • Job Description
    • Room for upward movement
      • Management
      • Supervision
    • Atypical jobs in agriculture
      • USDA Inspector
      • Nonprofit work
  • Employment Pittsburgh MSA
    • 52 General Farms in the region
    • $345 per week
    • $17,940 per year
  • Employment Pittsburgh MSA
    • Other occupations
      • Graders and sorters
      • Inspectors, agricultural products
      • Production inspectors
      • Supervisory roles
  • Bidwell’s Coursework
    • Agriculture/Horticulture Industry Today
    • Taxonomy
    • Basic Botany
    • Plant Propagation
    • Pesticide Management
    • Business Communications
    • Safety
  • Suggested Courses
    • Agriculture policy
    • Sustainable methods in production
    • Soil sciences
  • Partnerships
    • Outreach
    • Education
  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
    • Use of living organisms to produce engineered products that are able to modify health or the environment.
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • “One of the less expensive cities in which to operate a biomedical research and product development facility” (recent study by The Boyd Company Inc.)
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • Youthful industry growing quickly
    • Well organized sector
    • PABIOTECH Association
      • Facilitates access to PA’s scientific, educational, political, & financial services
      • Creates commercial opportunities
      • Public policy strategies
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • Innovation Works
    • Publicly funded venture capital organization
    • Invests in technology startups in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
    • Increase new enterprise success rate by providing to the highest potential technology companies
    • Access to risk capital, business expertise, and third party resources.
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • Innovation Works
    • Hands-on support, guidance, and investment
    • Help companies maximize their chances to attract additional capital and achieve commercial success
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • Public/private partnership
    • Founded by UPitt, Carnegie Mellon University, UPMC Health System, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • PLSG invests in and supports the growth of regional life sciences companies.
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • Concentrates on four core research areas”
      • Drug discovery tools and targets
      • Medical devices
      • Tissue and organ engineering
      • Therapeutic strategies for neurological disorders.
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • Pittsburgh region committed to a 10-year, $600 million initiative
    • Catalyze the growth of its biotechnology sector to attract capital, talent, firms and technologies.
    • Unique opportunity to lead biotechnology sector.
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University through BioVenture
    • Initiative aimed at ensuring Southwestern Pennsylvania as a leader in the biotech revolution
    • Spurred by the human genome project and to increase research funding
  • Pittsburgh Scenario – $600 million
    • Total increase in direct biosciences private employment of 5,087 jobs
    • Additional induced employment accounting for more than 10,600 jobs
    • Total increase in startup firms of 90
    • Relocations of 25 firms (with average size of 32 employees 10 th year)
    • $334 million in leveraged federal and other funds to the region
  • Job Description
    • Biological Technicians
    • Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories.
    • Performs routine tasks and analytical procedures under the supervision of a research scientist
    • Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment
  • Job Description
    • Monitor experiments
    • Make observations
    • Calculate and record results
    • Analyze organic substances (e.g., blood, food, and drugs)
  • Employment Pittsburgh Area
    • 66 biomedical/biotechnology firms in the region employ more than 5,300 people
    • $16 per hour
    • $34,000 per year
  • Bidwell’s Coursework
    • Safety and First Aid
    • Technical Mathematics 1 & 2
    • Introduction to Computers and Applications
    • Instrumental Analysis 1 & 2
    • Quantitative Analytical Techniques
    • Chemistry Laboratory Techniques
    • General and Inorganic Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Suggested Courses
    • Microbiology
    • Botany
    • Zoology
    • Genetics
    • Cell Biology
  • Partnerships
    • Lectures
    • Hands-on laboratories
  • Partnerships
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • With Carnegie Mellon - Strongest Life Sciences Departments in the U.S.
  • Biopharmaceuticals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • “ The new Pittsburgh has reinvented itself as a high-tech and medical center, with a thriving downtown area…”
    • -Pittsburgh.com
  • Pittsburgh Scenario
    • Growth in the Pittsburgh biotechnology and (bio)pharmaceutical fields is fostered by the Pittsburgh Lifesciences Greenhouse Organization.
  • Possible Jobs
    • Pharmacy aide or technician.
    • Pharmaceutical sales.
    • Lab technician.
  • Job Description: Pharmacy aide or technician
    • Fill prescriptions: count pills, mix drugs, etc.
    • Complete paperwork.
    • Help senior pharmacist
    • Technicians do the more complicated pharmacy work and tend to get paid more.
  • Employment Pittsburgh Area
    • Pay scale: mean income 2002.
      • Pharmacy technician: $21,570.
      • Pharmacy aide: $15,130.
    • Work at hospitals, nursing homes, and pharmacies (e.g. Rite Aid, CVS).
  • Education
    • Bidwell training center: Pharmacy technician Program.
      • 30 week program + 6 week internship.
      • Courses in math, pharmacology, human anatomy, etc.
  • Job description: Pharmaceutical sales
    • Travel to hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies to:
      • Educate doctors about your company’s drugs.
      • Recruit new drug accounts.
  • Employment Pittsburgh Area
    • Often work for commission, which means your salary is dependent on your selling ability, can make as much as 40-65k.
  • Education:
    • Two year associate’s degree.
    • Can be certified by American Pharmaceutical Sales Association.
  • Job description: lab technician
    • Conduct experiments.
    • Enter and analyze data.
    • Assist senior scientists.
  • Employment Pittsburgh Area
    • Pay scale: start at 11.00-13.00/hour (Pittsburgh.com want ads) .
    • Work in university research labs, privately owned research & development labs, hospitals, etc.
  • Education
    • Bidwell training center: Chemical laboratory technician program.
      • 1 year program + 240 internship hours.
      • Courses in math, chemistry, physics, analysis techniques, computers, and lab safety.
  • Job Possibilities
    • Low: few low level jobs.
    • Mid: pharmacy technician, lab technician
    • High: pharmacist, pharmD, PhD in Pharmacology
      • Require extensive higher education.
  • Partnerships
    • University of Pittsburgh: PharmD.
      • 6-year program that trains people to be pharmacists.
      • First 2 years are preprofessional courses in chemistry, biology, english, and math.
      • Next 4 years spent learning about pharmacology and how to be a pharmacist.
      • Can expect to make 68,000/year.
  • Partnerships
    • Penn State University: PhD in Pharmacology.
      • Hershey Medical School.
      • Must have a BS, possible MS for admittance.
      • Coursework like for PharmD, but also learn how to do research.
      • Takes 4 years +
      • Prepares you to teach or perform research.
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  • Recommendations
    • Floral $17,600
    • Landscaping
      • Low skill $20,860
      • Medium skill $30,830
    • Greenhouse/nursery $18,070
    • Agriculture $17,000
    • Biotechnology $34,000
    • (Bio)Pharmaceutical $30,000
  • Average Annual Income
  • Recommendations
    • Number of jobs per sector
    • Floral 700
    • Landscaping
      • Low skill 5,700
      • Medium skill 440
    • Greenhouse/nursery 200
    • Agriculture 2,000
    • Biotechnology 5,300
    • (Bio)pharmaceutical
      • Pharmacist 1,980
      • Pharmacy Aids 530
  • Jobs
  • Recommendations
    • Priority Sectors for Bidwell:
      • HIGH
        • Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical
      • MID
        • Landscaping and Greenhouse
      • LOW
        • Florist and Agriculture
  • Special Considerations
    • Form partnerships with private sector and academic institutions
    • Internships
    • Request funds