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Bio-Link is a community. The Bio-Link Mission Increase the number and diversity of well-trained technicians in the workforce Ensure that training is appropriate.

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1 Bio-Link is a community

2 The Bio-Link Mission Increase the number and diversity of well-trained technicians in the workforce Ensure that training is appropriate to industry Institutionalize community college practices that make high quality education and training available to all

3 Bio-Link connects students programs industry programs

4 Bio-Link: Provides direct services: e.g. consulting, prof. development, curriculum clearinghouse, Course in a Box Facilitates information sharing & collaboration - networking, web, publications, social networks, biotech careers

5 A brief history - Bio-Link began in 1998 as a National ATE Center - Funded again as a National Center in Executive Director, Dr. Elaine Johnson - Based at City College of San Francisco Funded by National Science Foundation, DUE

6 Bio-Link facilitates information sharing through a strong on-line presence Diverse social media Two web sites bio-link.org On-line newsPrint newsletter biotech-careers.org

7 Biotech-careers.orgbio-link.org Information about Bio- Link programs, curriculum & resources Information about bioscience careers in industry

8 Bio-Link programs Bio-Link curriculum Clearinghouse Bio-Link curriculum Clearinghouse Course in a box Bio-Link careers

9 Bio-Link publications - Bio-Link CXO Summit Report - Bio-Link Equipment Depot Resource Guide - Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium - Replicating Success: Innovative Collaborations - Careers in Biotechnology - National Trends in Biotechnology Technician Education - Educating Technicians for Future Industry Needs

10 Videos

11 Events & event materials EventEvent materials

12 Curriculum clearinghouse find materials share your materials with other instructors

13 Course in a box see how a course is taught written materials videos slides quizzes Courses: Survey of Quality Regulations and Standards - (Austin Community College) - (Salt Lake Community College) Basic Laboratory Methods in a Regulated Environment (Madison College) Laboratory Calculations for Biotechnology (Madison College) Embryonic Stem Cell Course (Stanford University) Basics of Cell Culture (City College of San Francisco) Cases in Industry Practice in Biotechnology (V. Carter, K. Charles)

14 Blogs & news Any Bio-Link member can have a blog. Students blog too!

15 Bio-Link programs ~98 programs, 34 states, Puerto Rico and Washington DC - 10 different biotech-related associates degrees - 24 different certificates

16 Two year degrees Agricultural/Biofuels Process Technology (1) Animal Laboratory Technology (3) Bioinformatics (1) Biomanufacturing Associates Degree (5) Biomedical device engineering (1) Biomedical Technology (1) Bioprocess Laboratory Technology (1) Biotechnology Associates degree (78) Clinical Research Coordinator (1) Regulatory Affairs Associates degree (2)

17 Certificates Applied Biotechnology (8) Biofuels Technician (2) Bioinformatics (4)Biomanufacturing (15) Bioprocess Instrumentation and Control (1) Biostatistics (1) Biotechnical and Chemical Operator (1) Biotechnician / Biotechnology / Bioscience (44) Cell Production / Tissue Culture (2) Clinical Research Professional (4) Documentation / Configuration (1) Environmental Laboratory Technician (7) Flow Cytometry (1) Fluorescence / Optical Microscopy (1) Laboratory Animal Care and Management (2) Manufacturing Operator (1) Medical Devices (3) Plant Tissue Culture (1) Post Baccalaureate Certificate / Advanced Technical Certificate (15) Post Baccalaureate Intensive Certificate (2) Quality Control / Quality Assurance (7) Regulatory Affairs (3) Regulatory Compliance (2) Stem Cell (3)

18 Bio-Link Programs

19 Job search tools

20 Strength in numbers

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22 What kinds of companies hire Bio-Link students? 263 biotech / biopharma 53 medical device 14 biofuels 12 agriculture / nat. prod 13 food 7 veterinary 7 chemicals 7 information technology 7 health care

23 Where do Bio-Link students work? Number of companies hiring Bio-Link students in each state

24 Some companies hire students from multiple Bio-Link programs CompaniesNumber of Bio-Link programs Amgen9 Genentech & Genzyme7 Baxter5 Life Technologies, Novartis, Pfizer 4 Bayer, Dendreon, Medtronic, Monsanto, Sigma-Aldrich, Biogen-IDEC 3 27 companies2 382 companies1

25 Characteristics of Bio-Link employers Lots of small companies hire Bio-Link students Small < 500 employees

26 Biotech-careers.org Area Education Salary - Articles - Careers - Job Areas - Photos - Videos - Quiz

27 Biotech-careers.org Flashcards

28 Biotech-careers.org bio-link.org

29 Biotech-careers.org

30 Photo diaries

31 How do I participate in the Bio-Link community? industry programs ? bio-link.org join us on social media contribute curriculum share your ideas & suggestions write something: blog, articles for websites or newsletters recruit alumni for photo diaries contribute a course share updates


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