NCBW Timeline and Digital Archive 2005-2018

Bioscience Workforce Updates

May 2018
Core Skills Update

Amy Greeson


April 2018
SciTech Lecture Series

New Course Offering - Core Lab Skills

February 2018

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

December 2017

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

NEW EDITION of Impact Magazine

June 2017

Biosciences Industry Fellows 2017
BIFP Video Presentation
BIFP PDF Presentation View All News
SciTech Newsletter    

SciTech Ideas in Action

Impact Magazine

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