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Workforce Expansion in Biomanufacturing Emerging Technologies

Train-the-trainer programs will be developed at colleges in key biomanufacturing regions in the US. Curriculum, standards and outcomes, SOPs, and batch records will be created and distributed to help hundreds of colleges implement new curriculum.
Categories
Talent/ Pipeline development
Project status
100% Completed

Industry Need

  • The size of the pipeline of cell-based and gene-therapy products in the United States forecasts a giant industry with a potential workforce shortage.  
  • Because colleges and universities are not currently prepared to teach the knowledge and skills required to manufacture these products, the industry needs a rapid and robust effort to scale up the preparation of a new workforce to make these new therapies. 

 

Solution

The Workforce Expansion in Biomanufacturing Emerging Technologies (WE-BET) project offers a rapid-response solution that mobilizes, utilizes, and expands on existing decades-long collaborations between colleges across the United States and melds regional efforts into a national effort to train this workforce. This effort will develop and execute train-the-trainer programs at colleges embedded in key biomanufacturing regions in the United States by: 

  • Developing curriculum, standards and outcomes, standard operating procedures, and batch records  
  • Distributing these materials to help hundreds of colleges implement new curriculum to reach thousands of students 
  •  Teaching faculty these technologies and the pedagogy required to deliver the core knowledge and the appropriate skills to their students  

Since the project uses an existing infrastructure that has operated for decades and leverages the efforts of several existing projects, the effort should be easily sustained after the completion of the one-year project.  

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Project Lead

Montgomery County Community College

Montgomery County Community College

Participating Organizations

Forsyth Technical Community College

Forsyth Technical Community College

Quincy College

Quincy College

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline Community College

Solano College

Solano College