The core of the Bio-Link network is a large community of biotechnology programs in two and four year colleges that offer associate degrees and technical certificates in a variety of biotechnology topics. However, the Bio-Link community is even larger when its affiliate members in high-schools, industry, undergraduate and graduate institutions, and partners are considered. Together, this community provides an end-to-end range of educational resources that increase industry awareness and provide multiple ways for individuals to enter the biotechnology profession and develop their careers. Within Bio-Link, members organize into communities. Some communities (Learning Communities or Communities of Practice), such as the Bridge Learning Community, work together to explore specific topics and learn together. Other communities (Bio-Link Circles) work in teams on specific projects to accomplish common goals and develop skills in leadership and project management.