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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.
Talent/ Pipeline development
Project status
81% Completed

Industry Need

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


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