Workforce Skills and Industry Needs
Connecting life-science leaders, students and educators, PBC has a regional voice: The LA/OC Biotech Center
Pasadena Bio Training grew out of the need for students to have work experience to back up their resumes. Through the LA/OC Biotech Center, Pasadena Bio began assisting Community Colleges to align their current training approach to skill sets valued by industry. This makes students more employable in life sciences, and makes the science pathways of education more effective in creating a workforce.
Pasadena Bio assists community college biotech program directors to connect with industry and align curriculum with industry needs. This makes students more employable in life sciences, and makes the pathways of education more effective in creating a workforce.
PBC Training Programs
Amgen Biotech Experience - an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, teaching materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools. For additional information contact www.abe-la.org
CITI Program - The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to serving the training needs of colleges and universities, healthcare institutions, technology and research organizations, and governmental agencies, as they foster integrity and professional advancement of their learners.
- Biosafety and Biosecurity Series: (includes a wide range of topics, including OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens)
- Laboratory Chemical Safety
- Good Laboratory Practice
- Essentials of Statistical Analysis
- Essentials of Grant Proposal Development
Internships – a limited number of unpaid internships become available each year. Contact PBC for information on the application process.
Pre-apprenticeship Training – Pasadena Bioscience operates a 200 hour pre-apprenticeship training opportunity for those wishing to transfer into an apprenticeship program. Contact PBC for information on the application process.