Building a World Class Workforce Linnea Fletcher Ph.D. Co PI Bio-Link, Biotechnology ATE Center of Excellence
Talking Points <ul><li>Historical Review of the Bio-Link Center Grant in Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Curricul...
Bio-Link <ul><li>Since the first NSF award, Bio-Link has been funded 12.5 M. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started as a Center of ...
Bio-Link Mission <ul><li>Increase the number and diversity of well-trained technicians in the workforce </li></ul><ul><li>...
Bio-Link, As Originally Funded, Divided Into Regions
Next Generation Bio-Link
<ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>The new National Center of Excellence is: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>)Strengthe...
Bio-Link Sign Up for the Listserve, and Facebook  (also to receive Tweets!)
The Clearinghouse
Through Bio-Link…. <ul><li>National and Regional approach </li></ul><ul><li>Strong partners </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of c...
Processes for Accomplishing Goals <ul><li>Expand regional approach </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue active partners </li></ul><ul>...
Don’t Forget this is a Partnership with Industry <ul><li>Developed curricula and courses approved by industry </li></ul><u...
Texas Biotechnology Network Amarillo College Austin CC Collin County CC Del Mar College El Centro College Houston CC Lone ...
Austin Community College Biotechnology Program www.austincc.edu/biotech/
Our Program Has Expanded Eastview campus  Round Rock campus 2-3 times larger
<ul><li>Offer both a 1 year post baccalaureate and a 2 year AAS </li></ul><ul><li>The high school program has expanded, ov...
Contacts  <ul><li>Steve Spurlock  </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>512-223-5915 </li></ul><ul><li>Linne...
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  1. 1. Building a World Class Workforce Linnea Fletcher Ph.D. Co PI Bio-Link, Biotechnology ATE Center of Excellence
  2. 2. Talking Points <ul><li>Historical Review of the Bio-Link Center Grant in Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Curricula Sharing Via the Bio-Link Network with Industry Support </li></ul><ul><li>The Network in Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Changes at Austin Community College Biotechnology and Opportunities for Curricula Sharing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bio-Link <ul><li>Since the first NSF award, Bio-Link has been funded 12.5 M. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started as a Center of Excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Morphed into a National Resource Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Last year, refunded as the “Next Generation ATE Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences ” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Bio-Link Mission <ul><li>Increase the number and diversity of well-trained technicians in the workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the growing needs of industry for appropriately trained technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Institutionalize educational practices that make high quality education and training in the concepts, tools, skills, processes, regulatory structure, and ethics of biotechnology available to all students </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bio-Link, As Originally Funded, Divided Into Regions
  6. 6. Next Generation Bio-Link
  7. 7. <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>The new National Center of Excellence is: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>)Strengthening and expanding biotechnology education programs across the nation </li></ul><ul><li>)Enabling biotechnology faculty, students, and technicians to work more efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>)Supporting a smooth transition of students to the technical workforce in the biosciences and related industries </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bio-Link Sign Up for the Listserve, and Facebook (also to receive Tweets!)
  9. 9. The Clearinghouse
  10. 10. Through Bio-Link…. <ul><li>National and Regional approach </li></ul><ul><li>Strong partners </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of connections </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Supported </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Tools for students, employees, and partners </li></ul>
  11. 11. Processes for Accomplishing Goals <ul><li>Expand regional approach </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue active partners </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize new communication tools </li></ul><ul><li>Courses in a box </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biotechnology Basics (based on Lisa Seidman’s book) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifetime Career Mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty internships </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses </li></ul><ul><li>Technician’s Association </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based interactive community </li></ul>
  12. 12. Don’t Forget this is a Partnership with Industry <ul><li>Developed curricula and courses approved by industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory Boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Teaches in the Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Projects are Done in Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Internships and Faculty Externships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incubators at Community Colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific Example: Targacept HR developed career ladder for technicians-partner with community college to do the training for the ladder </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Texas Biotechnology Network Amarillo College Austin CC Collin County CC Del Mar College El Centro College Houston CC Lone Star College St Phillips College Temple College
  14. 14. Austin Community College Biotechnology Program www.austincc.edu/biotech/
  15. 15. Our Program Has Expanded Eastview campus Round Rock campus 2-3 times larger
  16. 16. <ul><li>Offer both a 1 year post baccalaureate and a 2 year AAS </li></ul><ul><li>The high school program has expanded, over 1000 students </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide high school teacher training in biotechnology through a TEA grant </li></ul><ul><li>Subaward on a TUES grant to put STEM cell technology in area high schools </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the National Bridge to Biotechnology Program </li></ul><ul><li>Internship Program expanding, includes company projects in the school laboratory </li></ul>
  17. 17. Contacts <ul><li>Steve Spurlock </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>512-223-5915 </li></ul><ul><li>Linnea Fletcher Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Phelps Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Shelley O Grady </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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