Our vision is a Maryland biotechnology workforce that is second to none, and a key factor in the success of Maryland companies.
The objective of BIOTrain is to identify, train and qualify employees to fill needed positions in the Maryland Biotechnology business sector. We are doing this by connecting with job seekers and creating unique industry-requested and lead training programs.
Worksource Montgomery provides focal points of employment in which individual coaching and engagement enable potential employees to select an effective career strategy. BIOTrain provides materials that outline the biotechnology industry and its opportunities and works with the Worksource Montgomery staff to provide them with the tools they need to guide potential employees.
BIOTrain short courses that address the needs identified by our industry partners:
Introduction to Drug Development, Protein Purification, Bioinformatics, Quality101, Quality102, Business Communication, and Building Essential Skills.
Through these approaches, BIOTrain seeks to improve the ability of job seekers to find gainful employment in biotechnology and to improve the capabilities of those employees already in the biotechnology industry in Maryland.
BIOTrain began in 2013 with an EARN grant from the State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (Maryland EARN). The Partnership is tasked with improving the job readiness of entry level employees and sharpening the skills of incumbent employees.