NCBW Timeline and Digital Archive 2005-2017

Bioscience Workforce Updates

October 2017

SciTech Lecture Series

September 2017

SciTech Lecture Series


Biosciences Industry Fellowship Program
The June BIFP 2018 program has accepted its first two applicants. The 2018 class will consist of ten Fellows and will run from June 11- 29th.
Apply now!


August 2017
NEW EDITION of Impact Magazine


June 2017

Biosciences Industry Fellows 2017
BIFP Video Presentation
BIFP PDF Presentation
May 2017
Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (c3bc)
2017 - National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce

Russ Read, NCBW and Pete Pellerito of BIO at NIIMBL 2017
April 2017
Former Trucker's Grit Leads to Biotech Career Success
Courtesy of the Internet Scout Research Group
March 2017
NEW - Evaluation of the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (cᶟbc): Final Report
February 2017
BIFP Press Release
October 2016
Ground Breaking Skill Standards Created By National Community College Consortium
May 2016
Bioscience Talent Required - NCBW, C3BC
March 2016
Building The Manufacturing Talent Pipeline - C3BC Presentation .
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National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce
The National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW) was created in 2004, through a US Department of Labor High Growth Grant Initiative, and operated in this capacity until September 2008.

On October 1st, 2008 the NCBW became an affiliate of North Carolina Community College System's, BioNetwork. BioNetwork is a statewide Biotechnology training and educational initiative through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Labor (DOL), Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC), and BioNetwork.
In 2012, the NCBW became the operational site for the Community College Consortium for the Biosciences Credentials (c³bc) initiative, funded by the US DOL under a round two Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.

NCBW is also home to the Bioscience Industry Fellowship Program (BIFP) which is sponsored by National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Award #1304010. The BIFP is a three week observational and hands-on fellowship program where selected instructors reside in Winston–Salem, North Carolina, during June, for an immersion in NC bioscience; educational institutions, training facilities, laboratories, classrooms, and industrial sites. The BIFP is open to high school, community college, or university instructors, from all disciplines, in good standing at their home institution. Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis for eligible candidates. For more information, please contact: Russ Read, rread@forsythtech.edu or Mary Flournoy, mflournoy@forsythtech.edu at NCBW.

Biosciences Industry Fellows 2017


BIFP Fellows visit Pfizer, Sanford, NC


BIFP Program information for:    2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014