News & Events 2022


April 2022

NCBW & Partners Receives $100k from NSF/ATE for BETA Skills Micro-credentials
April 8, 2022 - Forsyth Tech Community College has received more than $100,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technical Education (NSF/ATE) to support micro-credentials.
Micro-credentials, often described and issued as digital badges, are a recent development for workforce training and skills building. According to Forbes Magazine, however, they are important to effectively recruit, retain and upskill workers. Forsyth Tech’s National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW), based at the Innovation Quarter, will use the funds to implement a 2023 in-person workshop for instructors, to introduce and pilot new BETA Skills micro-credentials in collaboration with the Bioscience Core Skills Institute of Kansas (BCSI) (www.coreskillsinstitute.com).
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February 2022

Forsyth Tech/NCBW and Partners Among 16 teams Funded by BioMade to Accelerate Bioindustrial Manufacturing
Forsyth Tech, along with partners at UNC Greensboro, Genome Insights, and the Veteran’s Farm of NC and NC Farmer Veteran Community are one of sixteen member teams to receive funding to accelerate bioindustrial manufacturing in the United States. Forsyth Tech’s member team will focus on nanobiotechnology to inspire the next generation of the skilled biomanufacturing workforce. The program will inspire students to learn about leveraging microbes in bioindustrial manufacturing by putting cutting-edge nanobiotechnologies like hand-held DNA sequencers and scanning electron microscopes into classrooms.
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January 2022

Forsyth Tech’s National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW) is part of a six-institution national collaboration that, working closely with their regional industry partners, has developed the first Skill Standards and Curriculum for Cell-based and Gene Therapies. Partners include Solano Community College (Vacaville, CA), MiraCosta College (Oceanside, CA), Shoreline Community College (Seattle, WA), Montgomery County Community College (Blue Bell, PA), Quincy College (Quincy, MA)
Funded by the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) this Workforce Expansion in Biomanufacturing Emerging Technologies (WE-BET) initiative addressed the challenge of expanding the workforce that will produce cell-based and gene therapies.
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Now available on YouTube, Developing the Regenerative Medicine Workforce addresses the crucial importance of a skilled technical workforce for the rapidly growing fields of regenerative medicine research, clinical translation, and scaled manufacturing. Sponsored by the RegenMed Development Organization and STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, presenters and panelists discuss the skill needs and gaps in regenerative medicine and their implications for practice and policy.

Presenters and panelists include: Dr. Anthony Atala, Dr. Ann Murphy, Dr. Gary Green, Dr. Linnea Fletcher, Dr. James DeKloe, Russ H. Read, Andrew Breite, Dr. V. Celeste Carter, Bernie Siegel, Janet Marchibroda.

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SciTech Lecture Series

  • Virtue Labs: How Teamwork Grows Career and Company Success

    April 2022

    Dr. Erin Falco, Principal Investigator, Virtue Labs
    Bill Jacobsen, Head of Operations. Virtue Labs
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  • Careers on the Cutting Edge: Medical Imaging Meets Artificial Intelligence

    March 2022

    Selena McHone, 2014 MRI Program Graduate and Senior Clinical Specialist at VIZ.ai
    Melissa Smith, Forsyth Tech MRI Program Coordinator and 2022 NC Faculty Member of the Year
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  • Nanobiotechnology and Veteran Farmers: Changing Lives and the Future of Farming

    February 2022

    Robert Elliot, Founder of The Veteran's Farm of NC
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  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: What is It, How Does it Work, and What's New?

    January 2022

    Tracy Criswell PhD, Associate Professor, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)
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  • From Forsyth Tech Biotech Grad to Navy Submarine Electrician

    January 2022

    Amber Dewitt
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