Organized in Collaboration with:
- LA/Orange County Biotechnology Center
- California Community Colleges, Southern California Biotechnology Center Hub
In this sequel to the SoCalBio Workforce Summit held last July 19, 2012, educators and administrators of Southern California community colleges are invited for a briefng on the state of the biotech, pharma, diagnostics, informatics and the device industries in Southern California.
In addition, this event will highlight the important role of the community college system as a driver in the preparation of a highly skilled workforce and will discuss opportunities for partnerships supporting the bioscience industry in Southern California.
|10:00 am||Welcoming Remarks|
|10:30 am||"The State of the Bioscience Industry in Southern California: Action Steps to Improve Access to Talent" by Mitch Horowitz, Managing Director, Battelle Technology Partnership|
|11:30 am||"Overview of the paradigm shift in the California Community College /Industry Relations: Doing What Matters, Moving the Needle” by Laura Ramirez, PhD, Interim Vice President, Office of Workforce Education, East Los Angeles College|
|11:45 am||"How Do We Propose Working with the US Department of Labor's Mandates to Align Community College Curricula with Industry Needs" by Deborah diCesare, PhD, Dean of Economic and Workforce Development, Los Angeles Valley College|
|12:00 noon||"What is the role of the LA/OC Regional Consortium: How Does industry-driven curriculum relate to the Regional Consortium" by Lyla Eddington, Consultant, Education Strategic Planning and Chair, LA/Orange Co Regional Consortium|
|12:15 pm||Lunch Break|
Examples of Partnering in Place:
|1:30 pm||Industry-Supported Curriculum Projects : Partnering in Developing Training Standards for Medical Device Entry Level Jobs by Bill Pratt, VP, Kinamed and Subhash Karkare, Professor, Moorpark College|
|2:00 pm||"Targeting Skills for Diagnostics and Clinical Testing" by ThermoFisher|
|2:30 pm||Next Steps|
|3:00 pm||Meeting Adjourns|