The sustainable growth of an industry is directly correlated to the level of training and education of their workforce. Maryland is home to world renowned educational systems, exemplary training resources and pre-existing training programs, along with a proven track record in providing the bioscience industry the skilled workforce they need to sustain long-term growth.
The Maryland Biotechnology Center serves as the starting point for companies seeking specific training providers and training programs. Moreover, the Center will also assist companies in the development of customized training programs targeted to their specific needs.
Training Today’s Workforce
Maryland’s Biotechnology Training Consortium members are Maryland institutions offering education and training for the broad spectrum of skill sets required by a bioscience enterprise of any type and size. The Center serves as a single point of access to the Consortium. Training can be accomplished through existing “plug and play” programs at member institutions, or through custom-designed programs involving several consortium member institutions working in partnership. Training can be in the form of help on-site at provider’s facilities or at your company. From basic biotechnology techniques to GMP manufacturing, from research and development to regulatory approval, the Center will serve as the “one-stop-shop” for companies looking to effectively train and grow their human capital.
Reducing the Cost of Your Training Investment
The State of Maryland and many local jurisdictions offer skills upgrade training funds and support services to help your company maintain a highly qualified workforce without breaking your bottom line.
The Maryland Biotechnology Center, through the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), will help you access the Department’s training programs. DBED provides matching skill upgrade training grants and support services targeted to improve the competitive position of small and mid-sized manufacturing and technology companies. The program grants are used to increase the skills of existing workers for new technologies and production processes, improve employee productivity and increase industry employment stability. Matching grants are made directly to companies as well as through a number of manufacturing and ISO 9000 consortia programs working in cooperation with DBED.
Center staff will help you determine what funds may be available for your company’s employee training efforts, and help package them to ensure that you obtain the most value for your training expenditures. Come and visit the Maryland Biotechnology Center. Our qualified staff members will be happy to help.