Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown - Grand Ballroom Salons I & II
CCP Attendance Includes BIO Exhibit Hall Passes
Welcome Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost of Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
State of BIO Peter Pellerito, Vice President of State Policy and University Relations
The Bioeconomy Technical Workforce Supply and Demand
What are the jobs? Where is the training?
Session Chairs - Sonia Wallman, NBC2 Executive Director and Principal Investigator, Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link Next Generation National ATE Center Executive Director and Principal Investigator
For more than two decades community colleges have been building biotechnology/biomanufacturing education and training programs to serve their local industry. But still the public and potential students do not understand this career pathway - it is 'new' and not well integrated into the federal job title system. In October 2014, a report from California outlined the demand and supply side of the bioeconomy workforce: Supply and Demand Analysis: Life Sciences and Biotech Middle Skills Workforce In California. This session will outline education and training strategies for supplying biotechnicians in states with the biggest demand for them: California; Massachusetts; Florida and North Carolina. As the bioeconomy grows throughout the nation these states offer promising strategies for others.
John Carrese on Assessing and Using Labor Market Information to Address the Workforce Needs of Employers in California
Susan Windham-Bannister on The Role of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center in Providing Training and Career Pathways for Future Life Sciences Workers
Tamara Mandell on Florida's Biotechnology Workforce Supply and Demand: Anticipating and Responding to the Changing Needs of Employers
Maria Pharr on The North Carolina Approach to the Growing Bioscience Workforce Demand
10:00-11:15am Community College Support of Start Up Companies
Session Chair - Linnea Fletcher
In 2012 Bio-Link hosted a summit on both the educational and economic impact of community college directed contract service work for industry. In this session, we will review what has occurred in this area since this report, what are some of the emerging area for this type of work, and what else the community college can do to both better educate technicians and economically help industry.
Formation of Incubator/Accelerator Spaces at Austin Community College and the Texas Life Science Collaboration Center - Linnea Fletcher, Department Chair Biotechnology ACC
Best Practices for Meeting the Needs of Industry at the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative - Wendie Johnston, Lab Director, Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative
PA Connect Innovation and Incubation - David A. Niles, Executive Director, Montgomery County Development Corporation and Anthony Green, PhD, Vice President of Technology Commercialization at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA
Using Bioinformatics to Improve Computer Literacy and Biotechnology Knowledge - Todd Smith, Digital World Biology
Lori Lindburg, BayBio and Council of State Biotechnology Institutes (CSBI)
Matt Seligman, CEO of Burning Glass
1:30-2:45pm Implementing the Outcomes of the c3bc US DOL TAA Grant
Session Chairs - Russ Read and Stephen Dahms
Developing Medical Device Skill Standards with Industry- Dr. Sengyong Lee c3bc Hub Leader, Ivy Tech, Bloomington, IN and Stephen D. Sawin, Founder, President and CEO of Operon Resource Management
Core of the Core Bioscience Skill Standards"- Dr. Jeanette Mowery, Bio - Link Madison College, Madison, WI
Short Courses to Meet Employer Needs- Lennie Ciufo, Los Angeles Valley Community College. Los Angeles, CA
How the c3bc National Advisory Council views the work of the grant and its potential. Steve Dahms, Chair, c3bc National Advisory Council. So Cal Medical, San Diego, CA
3:00-4:30pm Faces of Success - Our Graduates at Work
Session Chairs - Elaine Johnson and JoAnn Hongo
Faces of Success is an interactive session featuring successful industry professionals who recently gained employability skills at community and technical colleges. These successful individuals share their pathways to rewarding careers in high-skill, high-wage positions in the biotechnology industry thanks to the access and affordability of targeted programs at community and technical colleges.
4:30-5:00pm More Questions for Technicians; Plans for CCP@BIO 2016 in San Francisco - Elaine Johnson