The Office of Workforce Development & Education’s mission is to strengthen Georgia’s life sciences workforce pipeline through classroom-to-career initiatives that align with industry needs. We are building the capacity of Georgia classrooms to support the future life science workforce with teacher professional development in biotechnology, an equipment depot, a visiting scientist program, and the BioGENEius award for student biotechnology projects. The Institute provides training for current workforce needs (e.g., biotech courses for nonscientists and executive leadership training for future managers), and supports networking and mentoring for early career professionals through the Emerging Leaders Network.
1. Build the capacity of K-12 schools to generate the Southeast’s future life science workforce
2. Strengthen our current workforce through professional development and career services
3. Create an interconnected community of students, educators, researchers and professionals in the Southeast