BioTech Partners Franklin County Schools Vance Granville Community College
BioTechPartners • Advancing the Agricultural and Natural Resources Career Pathway
Mission To invigorate and supplement the Agricultural and Natural Resources Career pathways at the secondary (Franklinton High School) and post-secondary (VGCC) levels. Bioprocess Manufacturing Course (BPM 110) Five (5) College Credits toward an Associate of Applied Science Degree Job placement opportunities at Novozymes North America, Inc.
Successes • Expansion of Introduction to Biotechnology course at each of the high schools • Biotechnology Forum for community leaders, parents, media, and • Provided a Biotechnology Summer Institute for Math, Science,CTE teachers and Counselors • Upgraded Equipment in Biotechnology Lab • Conducted Biotechnology Expos for rising freshmen
Future Endeavors… • consideration for 2008 Global Partner Schools Program • Fall of 2008 Study/Planning Program…Copenhagen, Denmark • Center for International Understanding
Successes • Assisted with the New Agriculture Building Open House with State Agriculture Commissioner, Steve Troxler • Hosted a Biotechnology Forum • Increased student enrollment in Biotechnology Agriculture Research courses • Franklinton High School (FHS) Spring Showcase highlighting Biotechnology program • Summer Biotechnology Camp for students • FHS graduate received job placement with Novozymes as a Process Technician upon completion of BPM 110 course
Biotechnology At FHS Introduction to Biotechnology Biotech Agriscience Research I & II
Biotechnology In Plants Products Careers Breeding Gene Transfer Plant Tissue culture
Biotechnology In Animals Reproduction Cloning Medicine
Biotechnology In The Environment • Using Biotech To Improve The Environment • Cleaning Up The Environment • Detecting Pollutants
Careers In Biotechnology • Bioprocessing Industry • Food industry • Oil industry • Human genome project • Pharmaceutical industry • Forensic science • Agriculture Science • Anthropology • NASA
Biotechnology And Agriculture Research
Biotechnology / Agriculture Connection • NC #2 in Biotech Ag Research • Novozymes NA, Franklinton NC • enzyme assist more efficient alternative fuel source • expansion Biofuels Research & Production • recent visit from the President of the United States
The Community College Connection Vance-Granville Community College
The Grant… • Innovation Demonstration Grant • NCDPI (NC Department of Public Instruction) partnership w/ NC Community College System
Grant Activity & Benefits… • Expanded Pilot Introduction to Biotechnology to local High Schools • Summer Institute teachers & counselors • Upgraded Equipment in lab • Biotech Expo for rising Freshmen
The Community College Connection • NCCCS forefront of training & education in Biotechnology • NCCCS BioNetwork • Statewide initiative that connects community colleges • Courses like BioWork • Entry-level training course for biotech field
Challenge for NC Community College System… • Workforce Needs of the Life Science / Biotech Industry • 6,000+ Employees with Less than a BS Degree Needed in Next 3 Years • NC Biotech Industry Growing 10-15% per Year • 125,000 Workers Needed by 2025
NC Community College System……meeting the challenge “Access to a skilled and well-trained workforce is the number one factor that companies use in location selection” Study by Deloitte & Touche Fantus, Published in the Wall Street Journal “North Carolina’s ‘ace’ was its ability to provide an instantaneous workforce” Joerg Reinhardt, CEO Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics
Meeting the Challenge… NC BioForce Partners • BioNetwork • NC Community College System • Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise • North Carolina Central University • Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center • North Carolina State University • University of North Carolina System
Meeting the Challenge… Industry Partners • North Carolina Biosciences Organization • Biotech Manufacturers Forum • Industrial Curriculum Committee North Carolina Biotechnology Center Coordinating Council Make-up • Academic institutions • Industry • Golden LEAF Foundation • NCBC
BRITE Mission Provide research and training for undergraduates and graduate students in areas critical to biotechnology and biomanufacturing.
BTEC Mission • Provide a unique, pilot-scale, industry-informed, GMP environment critical to developing a workforce proficient in the skills needed in the biomanufacturing industry.
BioNetwork Mission • Connect Community Colleges across North Carolina • Provide specialized training, curriculum and equipment • Develop world-class workforce for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life science industries
Capstone Center • Cleanroom/Aseptic Suite • Students, Incumbent Workers, and Faculty • Equipment and Facilities too Expensive to Replicate Locally • Centers • Bioprocessing • Pharmaceutical • BioAg • BioEd • BioBusiness • Mobile Biotechnology Laboratory • Outfitted with Faculty and Specialized Equipment • Incumbent Worker Training • Lab Courses in Remote Areas • Sent to Company Sites • BioNetwork Management Team • Provides Leadership, Expertise and Coordination Across Program Boundaries • Coordination for External Partners BioNetwork • Validation Academy • ISPE • Sample Courses (3 of 17) • Validation Documentation • Process Validation • Auditing for GMP • Grant Program • Updating or New Curricula • Faculty Development • Purchase of New Laboratory Equipment • Purchase of Related Laboratory Supplies
Pharma Capstone BioBusiness Bioprocessing BioEducation BioAgriculture BioNetworkis more than just our Centers. It is all the facilities and trainers across the state.