Presentation on theme: "Biotechnology Institute Community Colleges Initiative Jong-on Hahm, Ph.D."— Presentation transcript:
Biotechnology Institute Community Colleges Initiative Jong-on Hahm, Ph.D.
Biotechnology Institute Non-profit dedicated to outreach and education on biotechnology Established in 2000 Separate from BIO
Mission To engage, excite, and educate the public about biotechnology and its potential for solving problems of human health, food, and environmental problems
Three Major Components Education at K-12 level, by training teachers in biotechnology content Working at systemic level, on educational curriculums to enhance biotechnology content Higher education, workforce, and diversity
Community Colleges Initiative To acquaint biotech industry with the skills training, content knowledge, and workforce development capacities of community colleges To acquaint community colleges with the potential of developing biotechnology programs that meet workforce demands
California Program September 2004 – Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, Claremont, CA February 2005 – J. David Gladstone Institutes at UC San Francisco, Mission Bay December 2005 – Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA
Collaborators BIOCOMM BayBio California Community College Biotechnology Initiative Bio-Link
Interest in community colleges Different workforce levels Biotech is maturing industry with evolving workforce needs Need for skills training, refreshing skills Workforce retraining
Partnership with Bio-Link Biotechnology Institute and Bio-Link to form partnership to bring expertise to regions interested in developing biotech
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