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Community College & Bioscience Industry Partnerships in Southern California

Southern California Biomedical Council

Friday, January 25, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)

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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
10:10 am Introductions
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
1:00 pm

Examples of Partnering in Place:

  • LATTC/Grifols in ChemTech Partnership 
  • SoCalBio/LAVC Partnership for Building Biomanufacturing Training Standards
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
Have questions about Community College & Bioscience Industry Partnerships in Southern California? Contact Southern California Biomedical Council
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When & Where

East Los Angeles Community College, Building G1 Room 301 A & B
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Friday, January 25, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)

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Southern California Biomedical Council

The Southern California Biomedical Council is a nonprofit, member-supported trade association that supports and promotes life-science research, development, manufacturing, job creation and overall economic growth in the six counties that comprise the Greater Los Angeles region (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside and San Bernardino). The Council’s programs help local firms gain access to capital, potential partners and business support services. SoCalBio also promotes technology transfer and workforce training, while informing policy makers and the public at-large about the benefits of the region’s life-science industry.  SoCalBio is open to membership by firms and organizations engaged in life-science technology development and commercialization. More information is available at http://www.socalbio.org
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