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Industries sign-up for new North Carolina biotech apprenticeship program

WRAL TechWire reports a new industrial consortium led by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will develop apprenticeships in the life sciences to strengthen workforce preparedness.

“The goal is to provide clear pathways to training programs and careers in the life sciences to more high school students, underemployed high school graduates, military veterans, and transitioning military personnel and their spouses,” said Rick Lawless, Workforce Development Director for the Biotech Center.

According to this recent article, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Lilly, Pfizer, Novartis Gene Therapies, and Merck are among the major pharmaceutical companies in the Research Triangle region have signed on as charter members of the North Carolina Life Sciences Apprenticeship Consortium.

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