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2013 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

The Department of Labor is funding twelve Bio-Link programs to work together on identifying core competencies for biotechnicians. Presented by : Dr. Jeanette Mowery, Madison College, and Dr. Linnea Fletcher, Austin Community College WHAT ARE THESE STANDARDS? - Jeanette Mowery There have been many efforts over the years to determine what biotechnology technicians must know to be successful in their jobs. These have been published in regional and national skill standards documents that can be accessed through the Bio-Link Clearinghouse. The current effort focuses on the identification of skills ... Read more
Panel Discussion for Programs & Courses in Stem Cell Technologies Workshop Read more
How can you engage members of your industry advisory board as partners in your students' success? Dr. Josephine Pino describes a strategy that has worked well for Portland Community College. Download the presentation This article from the Portland Tribune describes the positive results: Bioscience industry builds a course's DNA Read more
Opening session and Welcome from Dr. Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link Executive Director. Open session Summer Fellows Forum 2013 from bio-link Dr. Kristin Charles led a session to gather feedback on trends in biotechnology and needs of the community. Download the Word file & notes Read more
As your students leave you and your program and find employment in the biotechnology industry, they will suddenly find themselves in a tightly regulated environment. The nature of biotech products requires this regulation by the FDA. Unless one is familiar with this environment, it can be challenging adapt and thrive in it as a worker and an contributor to the company's success. Thus, preparation for this regulated environment is important to student success in the transition from education to the workplace. I put together the following presentation for a Bio-Link SFF 2013 workshop to show what are key ... Read more