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Biomanufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program

Program designed to meet industry employers’ needs and create a pipeline of qualified workforce talent, particularly among historically unrepresented populations in the industry.
Categories
Talent/ Pipeline development
Project status
76% Completed

Industry Need

  • The biomanufacturing industry needs a robust pool of qualified workforce talent, particularly among historically unrepresented populations.

Solution

The Biomanufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program will offer free training to qualified applicants in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area in a Life Sciences Apprenticeship Program. Grant funds will be used to expand the Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program from its pilot phase and support 3-4 cohorts of apprentices (40-60 individuals) over an 18-month period.  

The program offers: 

  • Broad-based outreach to recruit new candidates into the industry 
  • Intensive, streamlined technical training  
  • Paid on-the-job training  
  • Mentorship 
  • Other ongoing support 



The program is supported by multiple employers committed to supporting training, providing robust, on-the-job apprenticeships, and hiring apprentices. 


The program is being led by MassBioEd, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization founded in 2001 with a mission to build a strong and diverse life sciences workforce. 

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Project Lead

MassBio Education Foundation

MassBio Education Foundation

Participating Organizations

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

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