Two NC community colleges collaborating on RTP Bio workforce initiative

Two Research Triangle-based community colleges – Durham Tech and Wake Tech – have announced the launch of  a workforce development collaboration that will unite the schools’ biotechnology, biomanufacturing and biopharmaceutical talent pipelines, sweetened by a pledge of support from a major North Carolina newcomer, Eli Lilly and Company.

The initiative is named RTP Bio, and its goal is to better address the ever-increasing employment needs of the region’s life sciences employers, while also attracting more students who might be introduced to satisfying biopharma careers.

“RTP Bio will be our mechanism to foster a collective commitment to life science companies in the Research Triangle Park and Durham, Orange and Wake counties,” said Durham Tech President J. B. Buxton. “This initiative enhances biotechnology career opportunities for students and graduates of both Durham Tech and Wake Tech.”

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