NCBW Timeline and Digital Archive 2005-2018

Bioscience Workforce Updates

SciTech Lecture Series

New Course Offering - Core Lab Skills


Laura Deming, 24-year-old Venture Capitalist/Scientist Presented Anti-aging SciTech Lecture


Forsyth Technical Community College through its National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce has been competitively selected to compete for the prestigious 2018 Bellwether Award at the upcoming Community College Futures Assembly. The selection was based on the work by C3BC- The CC Consortium for Bioscience Credentials, selected as one of the 10 Bellwether Finalist Winners in the WorkForce Development (WD) category. As a Bellwether Finalist Winner, the College will make a presentation on the Credentials at the Assembly on Monday, January 29, and the winner will be announced at a luncheon the following day.

Unexpected Opportunities:
Exploring Innovative Education in the Innovation Quarter

"Winston-Salem Journal-The Briefcase" Regenerative Medicine Expert Atala to speak at Biotech

BIFP UPDATE: There are 8 successful applicants for the June 2018 Bioscience Industry Fellows Program. Two places remain and we encourage interested qualified persons to apply for these places.

Russ Read recognizing (from left to right): Dr. Atala, Tom Eaton( former student) and Joan Shanck,
for their effort at the BIFP over four years at The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

NCBW BIFP PI Meeting Presentation

November SciTech Lecture Series - Cancelled

October 2017

Biosciences Industry Fellowship Program
The June BIFP 2018 program has accepted its first two applicants. The 2018 class will consist of ten Fellows and will run from June 11- 29th.
Apply now!

August 2017
NEW EDITION of Impact Magazine

June 2017

Biosciences Industry Fellows 2017
BIFP Video Presentation
BIFP PDF Presentation
May 2017
Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (c3bc)
2017 - National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce

Russ Read, NCBW and Pete Pellerito of BIO at NIIMBL 2017
April 2017
Former Trucker's Grit Leads to Biotech Career Success
Courtesy of the Internet Scout Research Group
March 2017
NEW - Evaluation of the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (cᶟbc): Final Report
February 2017
BIFP Press Release
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Previous Publications
National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce

The National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW) has strong ties to national bioscience workforce development dating back to 2005. It has led several federally funded Bioscience workforce initiatives. The NCBW work focuses on capacity building, best practice and skills standard generation.

Between 2012 - 2016, the NCBW became the operational site for the Community College Consortium for the Biosciences Credentials (c³bc) initiative, funded by the US DOL under a round two Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.

NCBW is home to the Bioscience Industry Fellowship Program (BIFP) which is sponsored by National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Award #1304010. The BIFP is a three week observational and hands-on fellowship program where selected instructors reside in Winston–Salem, North Carolina, during June, for an immersion in NC Bioscience; educational institutions, training facilities, laboratories, classrooms, and industrial sites. The BIFP is open to high school, community college, or university instructors, from all disciplines, in good standing at their home institution. Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis for eligible candidates. For more information, please contact: Russ Read, or Mary Flournoy, at NCBW.

Most recently, the NCBW has become a member of NIIMBL- The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals.

The NCBW has an outstanding laboratory which is available for equipment and bench space rental and serves as well in an educational capacity.

Our presentation team including, Russ Read, Dr. Gary Green, Giovanna Taylor and Gardner Carrick. It was an honor to be a "2018 Community College Futures - Bellwether Finalist"

Biosciences Industry Fellows 2017

BIFP Fellows visit Pfizer, Sanford, NC

BIFP Program information for:    2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014