The biotech industry has been growing faster than other areas of the US economy. Biotech positions offer good salaries and benefits, interesting work, and opportunities for advancement. Nevertheless, many biotechnology education programs struggle with student recruitment. Two contributing factors are the lack of knowledge among high school teachers and students concerning jobs in biotechnology and the misconception that all STEM careers require an advanced degree. This webinar will showcase Bio-Link’s interactive career website that addresses misconceptions and informs students about the many opportunities in biotech.
Future webinars will cover these topics in more depth and discuss curriculum development, the Course-in-a-Box program, Bioscience skill standards, and how to teach about exciting new topics like CRISPR/Cas9.