Summarizes curriculum offerings, activities, and accomplishments of Biotech training and certification in Austin, Texas, in courses specifically targeting the entry-level workforce and informed by strong collaboration with local employers.

“The Austin Biotech Workforce Education Consortium began in August 2006 as a two-year project to expand and enhance biotechnical educational offerings at Austin Community College with strong input from Austin area bioscience firms. The project paid for faculty externships in the workplace Austin bioscience firms in order to develop the curriculum offerings” in three subject areas: Fundamentals of Biotechnology, Molecular Diagnostics, and BioInstrumentation (p.1). “This report covered activities and accomplishments of the full project, which ran during a 27-month period from August 2006 through December 2008” (p.2). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)