12th Annual Community College Program
June 16, 2015
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the 2015 BIO International Convention
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
21 N Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The 12th annual Community College Program will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, PA in association with the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization international convention held nearby at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The CCP brings together community college faculty, high school teachers, industry and organizations focused on biotechnology, biomanufacturing, regenerative medicine, biofuels/industrial biotechnology, and biomedical devices to learn from each other and to develop a network of educational programs to support industry needs for biotechnicians.
The CCP is organized by NBC2 at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA; Bio-Link at San Francisco City College in San Francisco, CA; and the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW) at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC.
Registration is $175.00, payable by credit card or purchase order. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and refreshments throughout the day, as well as a complimentary pass for the Exhibit Hall at the BIO 2015 Convention. Click here to register today!
Lodging is available through the BIO Convention website. For information about travel to Philadelphia and lodging options, click here.
The Bioeconomy Technical Workforce Supply and Demand
What are the jobs? Where is the training?
Session Chairs – Sonia Wallman, NBC2 Executive Director and Principal Investigator
- John Carrese on Assessing and Using Labor Market Information to Address the Workforce Needs of Employers in California
- Beth Nicklas on The Role of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center in Providing Training and Career Pathways for Future Life Sciences Workers
- Tamara Mandell on Florida’s Biotechnology Workforce Supply and Demand: Anticipating and Responding to the Changing Needs of Employers
- Maria Pharr on The North Carolina Approach to the Growing Bioscience Workforce Demand
Community College Support of Start Up Companies
Session Chair – Linnea Fletcher
- Formation of Incubator/Accelerator Spaces at Austin Community College and the Texas Life Science Collaboration Center - Linnea Fletcher, Department Chair Biotechnology ACC
- Best Practices for Meeting the Needs of Industry at the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative - Wendie Johnston, Lab Director, Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative
- PA Connect Innovation and Incubation - David A. Niles, Executive Director, Montgomery County Development Corporation and Anthony Green, PhD, Vice President of Technology Commercialization at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA
- Using Bioinformatics to Improve Computer Literacy and Biotechnology Knowledge – Todd Smith, Digital World Biology
Lori Lindburg, BayBio and Council of State Biotechnology Institutes (CSBI)
Matthew Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass
Session Chairs – Russ Read and Stephen Dahms
- Developing Medical Device Skill Standards with Industry- Dr. Sengyong Lee c3bc Hub Leader, Ivy Tech, Bloomington, IN and Stephen D. Sawin, Founder, President and CEO of Operon Resource Management
- Core of the Core Bioscience Skill Standards- Dr. Linda Rehfuss, c3bc and NBC2 Co-PI, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
- Short Courses to Meet Employer Needs- Lennie Ciufo, Los Angeles Valley Community College, Los Angeles, CA
- The Role of the Manufacturing Institute (NAM) in c3bc- Gardner Carrick, Vice President, Manufacturing Institute, Washington, DC
- How the c3bc National Advisory Council views the work of the grant and its potential- Steve Dahms, Chair, c3bc National Advisory Council. So Cal Medical, San Diego, CA
Faces of Success – Graduates at Work
Session Chairs - Elaine Johnson and JoAnn Hongo
More Questions for Technicians; Plans for CCP @ BIO 2016 in San Francisco – Elaine Johnson
Click here to visit the CCP 2014 page and view the CCP Report from 2014.