Bioscience Workforce Updates
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 four 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, email@example.com or Allison Nestor, firstname.lastname@example.org at NCBW.
Biosciences Industry Fellowship Program(BIFP) June 5-29 2017 Brochure
BIFP Program information for: 2016 - 2015 - 2014
- Manufacturing Institute
- North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research
- North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Journey of the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce
Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (c3bc)
Core Skill Standards for Bioscience Technicians
c3bc Medical Device Skill Standards