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SCBIO Brings Industry Leaders Together to Promote Biomedical Workforce Development

February 18, 2015

On Wednesday, representatives from a number of South Carolina’s leading bioscience companies gathered for a Biomedical Manufacturing Roundtable hosted by SCBIO at the offices of Upstate SC Alliance.

SCBIO, a member organization that supports South Carolina’s thriving life science industry, invited members of the local biosciences industry to join in a discussion on current trends and demands for the industry’s technical workforce.

Proving the region is dedicated to further strengthening the resources available to bioscience manufacturers, the roundtable discussion served as a platform to address workforce education, training and best practices in manufacturing.

Among the topics the group discussed was evaluations of what two-year training degrees or credentials are currently being offered and what are most needed and what demand should manufacturers expect in the next five years.

“When it comes to site selection, assessing locations where there is already a presence of an established workforce or a pipeline for future success is critical for the biosciences industry,” said Erin Ford, business recruitment officer for Upstate SC Alliance. “The Upstate region of South Carolina has an impressive network of technical training schools and educational programs. However, it’s critical that we continue to promote the advancement of this workforce by tapping into the collective resources that have helped the Upstate’s thriving biosciences industry.”

For more information on Upstate South Carolina’s biosciences industry, visit https://www.upstatescalliance.com/target-audiences/look-upstates-best-bio-assets.

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