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The Bidwell Training Center Rafael Cancel-Vazquez Jason Lally Chris Murphy Ben Crabtree Zack Reska Dave Pierce Skill Devel...
Introduction <ul><li>Analyze career opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Understand skill requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Identi...
Sectors <ul><li>Floral </li></ul><ul><li>Landscaping </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse/nursery </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </...
General Overview <ul><li>Pittsburgh Scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Job Description </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul>...
Floral Industry
Job Description <ul><li>Floral Designers </li></ul><ul><li>Create decorations with flowers for parties, weddings, etc base...
Skills Required <ul><li>Hard working </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to learn </li></ul><ul><li>...
Education <ul><li>High School </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational and technical school </li></ul><ul><li>Penn College of Technolo...
Employment  Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>700 employed florists  </li></ul><ul><li>$8.50 per hour </li></ul><ul><li>$17,610 per ...
Graphs <ul><li>Annual Wages </li></ul>
Graphs <ul><li>Employment Breakdown </li></ul>
Graphs <ul><li>National Annual Wages </li></ul>
Landscaping Does a green thumb mean a wallet full of green?
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Small and Medium Sized Firms </li></ul><ul><li>High Turnover Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal <...
Distribution of Job Openings Per Year  for the Pittsburgh MSA
Job Paths <ul><li>The Low Road </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From Low to Medium to High Skill </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The High Road...
The Low Road <ul><li>Low Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Start at the bottom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawn/Landscape Technician </li>...
The Low Road <ul><li>Medium Skill </li></ul><ul><li>First-line supervisors </li></ul><ul><li>Skill through experience </li...
The Low Road <ul><li>High Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Owner </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Investment </li></ul><ul>...
The High Road <ul><li>Landscape Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Bidwell </li></ul><ul><li>Penn State Branch </li></ul><ul><li>...
Employment Pittsburgh MSA, 2002
Employment Pittsburgh MSA, 2002
Bidwell’s Coursework <ul><li>Business, Business, Business </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticide Education </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Bo...
Suggested Additions <ul><li>More Business! </li></ul><ul><li>Management/ Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Skills...
The Bidwell Advantage <ul><li>Interest in Career </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Skills ...
Recommendations <ul><li>Strong Potential for Medium Skill Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>High Skill for Most Gifted/Dedicated </li...
Greenhouse
Job Description: Physical Demand <ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Carry loads </li></ul><ul><li>Repetitive </li></ul><ul...
Job Description: Attention to Detail <ul><li>Dexterous with hands </li></ul><ul><li>Detect changes in light, temperature, ...
Job Description: Interpersonal Interactions <ul><li>Customer service </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation of plants </li></ul>
Starting at Bidwell <ul><li>Beginner classes in: </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Typing </li></ul><ul><li>...
Bidwell: Courses <ul><li>Botany </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Propagation  </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse management </li></ul><ul...
PSU McKeesport <ul><li>Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) Program </li></ul>
PSU University Park <ul><li>Horticulture, BS </li></ul><ul><li>Business/production option </li></ul><ul><li>Science option...
University Park: Sample Courses <ul><li>Pomology </li></ul><ul><li>Plant/water relations </li></ul><ul><li>Horticulture bu...
Pittsburgh <ul><li>Entry level pay as low as $15k </li></ul><ul><li>Managers earn up to $40k </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced...
Pittsburgh <ul><li>Pay rates close to national leaders in Salinas, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 200 greenhouse employees...
How Pittsburgh Compares Location
Pittsburgh Salaries <ul><li>Mean Pittsburgh Salaries close to national leaders, Salinas, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Much greater...
Pittsburgh  Mean Salaries
Self-employment <ul><li>Helps growth </li></ul><ul><li>Increases market </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal investment costs </li></...
Conclusion <ul><li>Careers can be valuable </li></ul><ul><li>Work for what you get </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly growing </...
Agriculture
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Declining agriculture throughout Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Sprawl and development </li></...
Job Description <ul><li>General Farm Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Propagate plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor growth...
Job Description <ul><li>Room for upward movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervision <...
Employment  Pittsburgh MSA <ul><li>52 General Farms in the region </li></ul><ul><li>$345 per week </li></ul><ul><li>$17,94...
Employment  Pittsburgh MSA <ul><li>Other occupations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graders and sorters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Bidwell’s Coursework <ul><li>Agriculture/Horticulture Industry Today </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Bo...
Suggested Courses <ul><li>Agriculture policy </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable methods in production </li></ul><ul><li>Soil sc...
Partnerships <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
Biotechnology
Biotechnology <ul><li>Use of living organisms to produce engineered products that are able to modify health or the environ...
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>“One of the less expensive cities in which to operate a biomedical research and product develo...
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Youthful industry growing quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Well organized sector </li></ul><ul><li>PA...
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Innovation Works   </li></ul><ul><li>Publicly funded venture capital organization  </li></ul><...
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Innovation Works </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on support, guidance, and investment  </li></ul><ul><...
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Public/private partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by UPitt, Carnegie Mellon University, UPM...
Pittsburgh  Scenario <ul><li>Concentrates on four core research areas” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug discovery tools and targ...
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Pittsburgh region committed to a 10-year, $600 million initiative  </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyze ...
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University through BioVenture </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Pittsburgh Scenario – $600 million <ul><li>Total increase in direct biosciences private employment of 5,087 jobs  </li></u...
Job Description <ul><li>Biological Technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories....
Job Description <ul><li>Monitor experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Make observations </li></ul><ul><li>Calculate and record res...
Employment  Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>66 biomedical/biotechnology firms in the region employ more than 5,300 people  </li></...
Bidwell’s Coursework <ul><li>Safety and First Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Mathematics 1 & 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Introduc...
Suggested Courses <ul><li>Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Botany </li></ul><ul><li>Zoology </li></ul><ul><li>Genetics </li>...
Partnerships <ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on laboratories </li></ul>
Partnerships <ul><li>University of Pittsburgh </li></ul><ul><li>With Carnegie Mellon - Strongest Life Sciences Departments...
Biopharmaceuticals and Pharmaceuticals
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>“ The new Pittsburgh has reinvented itself as a high-tech and medical center, with a thriving ...
Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Growth in the Pittsburgh biotechnology and (bio)pharmaceutical fields is fostered by the Pitts...
Possible Jobs <ul><li>Pharmacy aide or technician. </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical sales. </li></ul><ul><li>Lab technicia...
Job Description: Pharmacy aide or technician <ul><li>Fill prescriptions: count pills, mix drugs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
Employment  Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>Pay scale: mean income 2002. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy technician: $21,570. </li>...
Education <ul><li>Bidwell training center: Pharmacy technician Program. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 week program + 6 week int...
Job description: Pharmaceutical sales <ul><li>Travel to hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edu...
Employment  Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>Often work for commission, which means your salary is dependent on your selling abilit...
Education: <ul><li>Two year associate’s degree. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be certified by American Pharmaceutical Sales Associ...
Job description: lab technician <ul><li>Conduct experiments. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter and analyze data. </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Employment  Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>Pay scale: start at 11.00-13.00/hour (Pittsburgh.com want ads) . </li></ul><ul><li>Wor...
Education <ul><li>Bidwell training center: Chemical laboratory technician program. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year program + ...
Job Possibilities <ul><li>Low: few low level jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Mid: pharmacy technician, lab technician </li></ul><u...
Partnerships <ul><li>University of Pittsburgh:  PharmD. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6-year program that trains people to be phar...
Partnerships <ul><li>Penn State University: PhD in Pharmacology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hershey Medical School. </li></ul><...
 
 
 
 
Recommendations <ul><li>Floral $17,600 </li></ul><ul><li>Landscaping  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low skill $20,860 </li></ul></...
Average Annual Income
Recommendations <ul><li>Number of jobs per sector </li></ul><ul><li>Floral 700 </li></ul><ul><li>Landscaping </li></ul><ul...
Jobs
Recommendations <ul><li>Priority Sectors for Bidwell: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HIGH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biotechnol...
Special Considerations <ul><li>Form partnerships with private sector and academic institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Internshi...
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  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Analyze career opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Understand skill requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Identify additional skills </li></ul><ul><li>Locate possible partnerships </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sectors <ul><li>Floral </li></ul><ul><li>Landscaping </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse/nursery </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>(Bio)pharmaceutical </li></ul>
  4. 4. General Overview <ul><li>Pittsburgh Scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Job Description </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Bidwell’s Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Floral Industry
  6. 6. Job Description <ul><li>Floral Designers </li></ul><ul><li>Create decorations with flowers for parties, weddings, etc based on customer orders </li></ul><ul><li>Work for themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity is crucial </li></ul>
  7. 7. Skills Required <ul><li>Hard working </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Good with your hands </li></ul><ul><li>Able to work under pressure </li></ul>
  8. 8. Education <ul><li>High School </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational and technical school </li></ul><ul><li>Penn College of Technology </li></ul>
  9. 9. Employment Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>700 employed florists </li></ul><ul><li>$8.50 per hour </li></ul><ul><li>$17,610 per year </li></ul>
  10. 10. Graphs <ul><li>Annual Wages </li></ul>
  11. 11. Graphs <ul><li>Employment Breakdown </li></ul>
  12. 12. Graphs <ul><li>National Annual Wages </li></ul>
  13. 13. Landscaping Does a green thumb mean a wallet full of green?
  14. 14. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Small and Medium Sized Firms </li></ul><ul><li>High Turnover Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal </li></ul><ul><li>Low Growth: 0.2% </li></ul><ul><li>A Fit for Bidwell Graduates? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Distribution of Job Openings Per Year for the Pittsburgh MSA
  16. 16. Job Paths <ul><li>The Low Road </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From Low to Medium to High Skill </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The High Road </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Low Road <ul><li>Low Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Start at the bottom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawn/Landscape Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skill through experience </li></ul><ul><li>Advancement </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Low Road <ul><li>Medium Skill </li></ul><ul><li>First-line supervisors </li></ul><ul><li>Skill through experience </li></ul><ul><li>Advancement </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Low Road <ul><li>High Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Owner </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul>
  20. 20. The High Road <ul><li>Landscape Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Bidwell </li></ul><ul><li>Penn State Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Penn State U.Park </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Employment Pittsburgh MSA, 2002
  22. 22. Employment Pittsburgh MSA, 2002
  23. 23. Bidwell’s Coursework <ul><li>Business, Business, Business </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticide Education </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Botany </li></ul>
  24. 24. Suggested Additions <ul><li>More Business! </li></ul><ul><li>Management/ Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Skills </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Bidwell Advantage <ul><li>Interest in Career </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Skills </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Recommendations <ul><li>Strong Potential for Medium Skill Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>High Skill for Most Gifted/Dedicated </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Business Training </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Apprenticeships </li></ul>$UCCE$$!?
  27. 27. Greenhouse
  28. 28. Job Description: Physical Demand <ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Carry loads </li></ul><ul><li>Repetitive </li></ul><ul><li>Handle heavy objects </li></ul><ul><li>Long hours </li></ul>
  29. 29. Job Description: Attention to Detail <ul><li>Dexterous with hands </li></ul><ul><li>Detect changes in light, temperature, and color differences </li></ul><ul><li>Plant preparation </li></ul>
  30. 30. Job Description: Interpersonal Interactions <ul><li>Customer service </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation of plants </li></ul>
  31. 31. Starting at Bidwell <ul><li>Beginner classes in: </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Typing </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>GED preparation </li></ul>
  32. 32. Bidwell: Courses <ul><li>Botany </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Propagation </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse management </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticide </li></ul><ul><li>Business management </li></ul><ul><li>Others, totaling 780 hours </li></ul>
  33. 33. PSU McKeesport <ul><li>Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) Program </li></ul>
  34. 34. PSU University Park <ul><li>Horticulture, BS </li></ul><ul><li>Business/production option </li></ul><ul><li>Science option </li></ul>
  35. 35. University Park: Sample Courses <ul><li>Pomology </li></ul><ul><li>Plant/water relations </li></ul><ul><li>Horticulture business management </li></ul><ul><li>Plant nutrition/propagation </li></ul><ul><li>Horticultural systematics </li></ul>
  36. 36. Pittsburgh <ul><li>Entry level pay as low as $15k </li></ul><ul><li>Managers earn up to $40k </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced managers $50k and up </li></ul>
  37. 37. Pittsburgh <ul><li>Pay rates close to national leaders in Salinas, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 200 greenhouse employees </li></ul><ul><li>What those numbers indicate </li></ul>
  38. 38. How Pittsburgh Compares Location
  39. 39. Pittsburgh Salaries <ul><li>Mean Pittsburgh Salaries close to national leaders, Salinas, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Much greater than national averages </li></ul>
  40. 40. Pittsburgh Mean Salaries
  41. 41. Self-employment <ul><li>Helps growth </li></ul><ul><li>Increases market </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal investment costs </li></ul><ul><li>Determine market </li></ul><ul><li>Retail or wholesale? </li></ul><ul><li>Growth is exponential </li></ul>
  42. 42. Conclusion <ul><li>Careers can be valuable </li></ul><ul><li>Work for what you get </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly growing </li></ul>
  43. 43. Agriculture
  44. 44. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Declining agriculture throughout Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Sprawl and development </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion in public sector </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion in nonprofit sector </li></ul>
  45. 45. Job Description <ul><li>General Farm Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Propagate plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check for pests (IPM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply chain management </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. Job Description <ul><li>Room for upward movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Atypical jobs in agriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USDA Inspector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofit work </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Employment Pittsburgh MSA <ul><li>52 General Farms in the region </li></ul><ul><li>$345 per week </li></ul><ul><li>$17,940 per year </li></ul>
  48. 48. Employment Pittsburgh MSA <ul><li>Other occupations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graders and sorters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspectors, agricultural products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production inspectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisory roles </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. Bidwell’s Coursework <ul><li>Agriculture/Horticulture Industry Today </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Botany </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Propagation </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticide Management </li></ul><ul><li>Business Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul>
  50. 50. Suggested Courses <ul><li>Agriculture policy </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable methods in production </li></ul><ul><li>Soil sciences </li></ul>
  51. 51. Partnerships <ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
  52. 52. Biotechnology
  53. 53. Biotechnology <ul><li>Use of living organisms to produce engineered products that are able to modify health or the environment. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>“One of the less expensive cities in which to operate a biomedical research and product development facility” (recent study by The Boyd Company Inc.) </li></ul>
  55. 55. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Youthful industry growing quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Well organized sector </li></ul><ul><li>PABIOTECH Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates access to PA’s scientific, educational, political, & financial services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates commercial opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public policy strategies </li></ul></ul>
  56. 56. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Innovation Works </li></ul><ul><li>Publicly funded venture capital organization </li></ul><ul><li>Invests in technology startups in Southwestern Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase new enterprise success rate by providing to the highest potential technology companies </li></ul><ul><li>Access to risk capital, business expertise, and third party resources. </li></ul>
  57. 57. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Innovation Works </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on support, guidance, and investment </li></ul><ul><li>Help companies maximize their chances to attract additional capital and achieve commercial success </li></ul>
  58. 58. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Public/private partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by UPitt, Carnegie Mellon University, UPMC Health System, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>PLSG invests in and supports the growth of regional life sciences companies. </li></ul>
  59. 59. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Concentrates on four core research areas” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug discovery tools and targets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tissue and organ engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Therapeutic strategies for neurological disorders. </li></ul></ul>
  60. 60. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Pittsburgh region committed to a 10-year, $600 million initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyze the growth of its biotechnology sector to attract capital, talent, firms and technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Unique opportunity to lead biotechnology sector. </li></ul>
  61. 61. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University through BioVenture </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative aimed at ensuring Southwestern Pennsylvania as a leader in the biotech revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Spurred by the human genome project and to increase research funding </li></ul>
  62. 62. Pittsburgh Scenario – $600 million <ul><li>Total increase in direct biosciences private employment of 5,087 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Additional induced employment accounting for more than 10,600 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Total increase in startup firms of 90 </li></ul><ul><li>Relocations of 25 firms (with average size of 32 employees 10 th year) </li></ul><ul><li>$334 million in leveraged federal and other funds to the region </li></ul>
  63. 63. Job Description <ul><li>Biological Technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. </li></ul><ul><li>Performs routine tasks and analytical procedures under the supervision of a research scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment </li></ul>
  64. 64. Job Description <ul><li>Monitor experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Make observations </li></ul><ul><li>Calculate and record results </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze organic substances (e.g., blood, food, and drugs) </li></ul>
  65. 65. Employment Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>66 biomedical/biotechnology firms in the region employ more than 5,300 people </li></ul><ul><li>$16 per hour </li></ul><ul><li>$34,000 per year </li></ul>
  66. 66. Bidwell’s Coursework <ul><li>Safety and First Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Mathematics 1 & 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Computers and Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumental Analysis 1 & 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative Analytical Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry Laboratory Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>General and Inorganic Chemistry 1 & 2 </li></ul>
  67. 67. Suggested Courses <ul><li>Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Botany </li></ul><ul><li>Zoology </li></ul><ul><li>Genetics </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Biology </li></ul>
  68. 68. Partnerships <ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on laboratories </li></ul>
  69. 69. Partnerships <ul><li>University of Pittsburgh </li></ul><ul><li>With Carnegie Mellon - Strongest Life Sciences Departments in the U.S. </li></ul>
  70. 70. Biopharmaceuticals and Pharmaceuticals
  71. 71. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>“ The new Pittsburgh has reinvented itself as a high-tech and medical center, with a thriving downtown area…” </li></ul><ul><li>-Pittsburgh.com </li></ul>
  72. 72. Pittsburgh Scenario <ul><li>Growth in the Pittsburgh biotechnology and (bio)pharmaceutical fields is fostered by the Pittsburgh Lifesciences Greenhouse Organization. </li></ul>
  73. 73. Possible Jobs <ul><li>Pharmacy aide or technician. </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical sales. </li></ul><ul><li>Lab technician. </li></ul>
  74. 74. Job Description: Pharmacy aide or technician <ul><li>Fill prescriptions: count pills, mix drugs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete paperwork. </li></ul><ul><li>Help senior pharmacist </li></ul><ul><li>Technicians do the more complicated pharmacy work and tend to get paid more. </li></ul>
  75. 75. Employment Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>Pay scale: mean income 2002. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy technician: $21,570. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy aide: $15,130. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work at hospitals, nursing homes, and pharmacies (e.g. Rite Aid, CVS). </li></ul>
  76. 76. Education <ul><li>Bidwell training center: Pharmacy technician Program. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 week program + 6 week internship. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses in math, pharmacology, human anatomy, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  77. 77. Job description: Pharmaceutical sales <ul><li>Travel to hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate doctors about your company’s drugs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruit new drug accounts. </li></ul></ul>
  78. 78. Employment Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>Often work for commission, which means your salary is dependent on your selling ability, can make as much as 40-65k. </li></ul>
  79. 79. Education: <ul><li>Two year associate’s degree. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be certified by American Pharmaceutical Sales Association. </li></ul>
  80. 80. Job description: lab technician <ul><li>Conduct experiments. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter and analyze data. </li></ul><ul><li>Assist senior scientists. </li></ul>
  81. 81. Employment Pittsburgh Area <ul><li>Pay scale: start at 11.00-13.00/hour (Pittsburgh.com want ads) . </li></ul><ul><li>Work in university research labs, privately owned research & development labs, hospitals, etc. </li></ul>
  82. 82. Education <ul><li>Bidwell training center: Chemical laboratory technician program. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year program + 240 internship hours. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses in math, chemistry, physics, analysis techniques, computers, and lab safety. </li></ul></ul>
  83. 83. Job Possibilities <ul><li>Low: few low level jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Mid: pharmacy technician, lab technician </li></ul><ul><li>High: pharmacist, pharmD, PhD in Pharmacology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Require extensive higher education. </li></ul></ul>
  84. 84. Partnerships <ul><li>University of Pittsburgh: PharmD. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6-year program that trains people to be pharmacists. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First 2 years are preprofessional courses in chemistry, biology, english, and math. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next 4 years spent learning about pharmacology and how to be a pharmacist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can expect to make 68,000/year. </li></ul></ul>
  85. 85. Partnerships <ul><li>Penn State University: PhD in Pharmacology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hershey Medical School. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have a BS, possible MS for admittance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coursework like for PharmD, but also learn how to do research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes 4 years + </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepares you to teach or perform research. </li></ul></ul>
  86. 90. Recommendations <ul><li>Floral $17,600 </li></ul><ul><li>Landscaping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low skill $20,860 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium skill $30,830 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse/nursery $18,070 </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture $17,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology $34,000 </li></ul><ul><li>(Bio)Pharmaceutical $30,000 </li></ul>
  87. 91. Average Annual Income
  88. 92. Recommendations <ul><li>Number of jobs per sector </li></ul><ul><li>Floral 700 </li></ul><ul><li>Landscaping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low skill 5,700 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium skill 440 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse/nursery 200 </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture 2,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology 5,300 </li></ul><ul><li>(Bio)pharmaceutical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacist 1,980 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy Aids 530 </li></ul></ul>
  89. 93. Jobs
  90. 94. Recommendations <ul><li>Priority Sectors for Bidwell: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HIGH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MID </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Landscaping and Greenhouse </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LOW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Florist and Agriculture </li></ul></ul></ul>
  91. 95. Special Considerations <ul><li>Form partnerships with private sector and academic institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Request funds </li></ul>
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