NCBW Timeline and Digital Archive 2005-2018

Bioscience Workforce Updates


2018 Lecture Series

Announcing the New President of Forsyth Technical Community College

2018 Lecture Series

How to Turm a Community College Into an Economic Engine

2018 Lecture Series

Now accepting applications for the June 3-21 2019 Biosciences Industry Fellowship Program

SciTech Lecture Series

April 2018
SciTech Lecture Series

New Course Offering - Core Lab Skills

How to Achieve The Right Balance Between Humans and Machines to Optimize Outcomes

February 2018

Laura Deming, 24-year-old Venture Capitalist/Scientist Presented Anti-aging SciTech Lecture

December 2017

Forsyth Technical Community College through its National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce has been competitively selected to compete for the prestigious 2018 Bellwether Award at the upcoming Community College Futures Assembly. The selection was based on the work by C3BC- The CC Consortium for Bioscience Credentials, selected as one of the 10 Bellwether Finalist Winners in the WorkForce Development (WD) category. As a Bellwether Finalist Winner, the College will make a presentation on the Credentials at the Assembly on Monday, January 29, and the winner will be announced at a luncheon the following day.

Unexpected Opportunities:
Exploring Innovative Education in the Innovation Quarter

NEW EDITION of Impact Magazine

June 2017

Biosciences Industry Fellows 2017
BIFP Video Presentation
BIFP PDF Presentation View All News
National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce

The National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW) has strong ties to national bioscience workforce development dating back to 2005. It has led several federally funded Bioscience workforce initiatives. The NCBW work focuses on capacity building, best practice and skills standard generation.

During 2012 - 2016, 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 home to the 2019 Bioscience Industry Fellowship Program (BIFP) which is sponsored by National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Award #1304010 and our association with NIIMBL. 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 and education sites including BRITE, Capstone and BTEC. 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, or Mary Flournoy, at NCBW.

Our latest NSF ATE Award # 1800909 is a called Skills Biomedical Emerging Technology Applications (BETA Skills). The project is advanced technological education around “convergent technology platforms” supporting product research, development and/or manufacturing at the interface between biomedical devices and tissue engineering. Objectives are to (1) define BETA core skills for national use by educators, researchers and employers; and (2) connect BETA competencies to the emergence of technician-specialists with a new, higher-level set of specialized core skills. Our partners in this grant are the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce at Forsyth Tech Community College (Winston-Salem, NC) leading BETA Skills with co-PIs leading nodes at Ivy Tech Community College (Bloomington, IN); Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Coon Rapids, MN), and College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA).
The NCBW has is a member of NIIMBL- The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals. It is also a member of NCBIO, North Carolina’s bioscience trade association.  
The NCBW has an outstanding laboratory which is available for equipment and bench space rental and serves as well in an educational capacity.

Now accepting applications for the June 3-21 2019 Biosciences Industry Fellowship Program

Biosciences Industry Fellows 2018

Atkins Teacher Terry Howerton Awarded for Presentation on Summer Fellowship

Terry Howerton, Teacher, Atkins Academic and Technology High School, Winston –Salem, NC and Dr. Deborah Overath, Professor, Texas Southmost College, both graduates of the NSF ATE Biosciences Industry Fellowship Program 2018, were recognized at the recent NSF ATE PI meeting celebrating its 25th anniversary. They are pictured with Russ Read Executive Director, National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce.

BIFP Program information for:    2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014