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1 1 U.S. DOL Biotechnology Project Presentation by LSCA and CAEL January 16, 2009

2 2 Meeting Agenda ▷LSCA Biotech Project update ▷Presentation and discussion of proposed internship format ▷Discussion of internship and incumbent worker training

3 3 CAEL’s Role CAEL... □Is 501(c)3 non-profit, international organization □Provides technical assistance to the LSCA in developing and implementing the certificate programs □Convenes the community college and industry partners and addresses their needs individually

4 4 DOL Biotechnology Project ▷LSCA awarded a High Growth Training in Advanced Manufacturing Grant in 2006 Part of the DOL’s High Growth Initiative Award of $1.5 million dollars Industry-based regional learning models Addresses three biotech workforce needs Cell/Tissue Culture Fermentation Quality Assurance/Quality Control

5 5 Projected Outcomes □Two skill-based biotechnology certificate programs □Three career pipelines for each model □Industry-based validation process □Creation of 3-4 regional cooperative learning sites □Training of at least 100 participants

6 6 Three modules For associate degree students or degree-holding individuals who seek more specialized lab work 1. Cell and Tissue Culture (with QA/QC) 2. Fermentation (with QA/QC) For incumbent workers 3. Combination/customization of associate degree-level offerings

7 7 Community College Partners Launching Spring 2009 Bucks County Community College Cell/Tissue Burlington County College Cell/Tissue Montgomery County Community College Fermentation (to be launched first) Cell/Tissue Launching Fall 2009 Camden County College Cell/Tissue Community College of Philadelphia Fermentation

8 8 Community College Partners Collaborated with LSCA in early stages of the program development and plan a future launch Salem Community College Delaware Technical & Community College

9 9 Program Overview Pre-requisites (College Algebra, Chemistry, etc.) + Basic Lab Techniques in Biotech course Cell/Tissue Culture Track Fermentation Track Biotechnology Technician Certificate Internship Practical Applications in Biomanufacturing courses

10 10 Basic Internship Components Student Selection & Screening Practical Training Company Mentors Assessing Internal Needs Allocating Resources Intern Evaluation Feedback Loop & Final Project

11 11 Internship Model ▷Format Credit awarded at discretion of college Begins at end of second certificate course Paid experience* Recommended to be at least 3 months full- time Takes place during normal working hours

12 12 Internship Experience ▷Nature of work Provides opportunity to apply skills gained during certificate program ▷Experiences common to all internships Worker orientation Tour of facility Follow SOPs Attend GMP training Attend safety training Final presentation

13 13 Internship Flow Chart Screening Interview Selection of Interns Tour of Facility GMP and Safety Training Mid Evaluation End Evaluation Final Presentation Orientation Annual Review Feedback Loop with College(s) Regular Meetings with Intern

14 14 Screening Process ▷Academic Record ▷Soft Skills Work ethic Interest/enthusiasm for industry/work Communication skills ▷Hard Skills Technical and mechanical aptitude Good understanding of cGMPs Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills ▷Resumes ▷Standard in-house interview ▷Faculty recommendations

15 15 Company Mentors ▷Position Supervisor or managers identified by the firm ▷Role Identify the workload, tasks, and projects interns will be working on Perform mid and end evaluations of intern Schedule regular meetings with intern Provide regular feedback to college

16 16 Feedback Loop ▷Share mid and end evaluations of interns with college ▷Annual review of internship with college ▷Final presentation at conclusion of internship during which student demonstrates mastery of work

17 17 Key Messages ▷The internship will: Occur at the end of the Biotechnology Technician Certificate program Offer meaningful work related to their program of study Provide the intern with mentor support

18 18 Internship Q&A ▷How many interns could you take per semester? ▷Would they work in the area of Fermentation or Cell/Tissue Culture? ▷What will the duration of the internship be? ▷Are you able to pay interns?

19 19 Incumbent Worker Training ▷Which courses or course sections would be most helpful to your incumbent workers? ▷For which positions would these courses be most useful? ▷What challenges would you have in offering this program to your incumbent workers (e.g., cost, time, location, etc.)? ▷Do you have other important incumbent worker training needs that are not addressed in these courses?

20 20 Next Steps  Identify your interest and capacity to take on interns  Identify your incumbent worker training needs  Sign-off on course curriculum  Share the information from this meeting with your training/HR staff

21 21 DOL Disclaimer and User Notes This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded under the President’s High Growth Training Initiative as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This solution is copyrighted by the institution that created it. Internal use by an organization and/or personal use by an individual for non-commercial purposes is permissible. All other uses require the prior authorization of the copyright owner. User Notes Product Category/Sub Category: Competency Models and Career Ladders/ Apprenticeship Materials AND Outreach Material/ Partner Marketing Program Content (product purpose): This product was presented to a group of industry partners. It served to present an overview of the training program and its proposed internship format. This presentation was used to facilitate a discussion between the program development staff and employer partners about the internship and incumbent worker training components of the Biotechnology Technician Certificate Program. Slide 9 shows the training program’s pathway for associate degree students or degree-holding individuals who seek more specialized lab work; slides 10-17 detail the proposed format of the internship component. Target Group(s): This product was developed for the edification of the program’s industry partners. Dissemination Audience: Parts of this presentation could be useful in publicizing the Biotechnology Technician Certificate Program to potential partners and participants, including employers, community colleges, prospective students, and members of the workforce system.

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