For the past few years, Bio-Link has been part of a consortium of community colleges that have been working to identify skill standards in multiple areas related to the biosciences. These areas include biomanufacturing, medical devices, and biotechnology laboratory skills, and skills shared by all of these domains.
These standards address skills that are held in common across the industry sectors of biomanufacturing, laboratory skills and medical devices. The complete and current set can be found at c3bc Bioscience Skill Standards along with assessments and a page for matching assessments to the critical work function and key activity.
The Medical Device Core Skills document is an expansion of the Bioscience Core technical skills document which was developed in collaboration with the colleges in the Biomanufacturing, Lab Skills, and Medical Device industry sector hubs of the c3bc Consortium. The Medical Device Core Skills document was developed with extensive input from our industry partners and is intended to be used as a tool for programs developing or revising courses and training materials in the areas of industry related medical device training and education.The group at Ivy Tech identified the medical device industry's common technical skills based on a skill set crosswalk matrix that illustrated the skills in all five functional areas.