Strategies and Achievements

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Our Strategy:
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Our Achievements:

Equipment and Facilities Improvement:

$5 million matching grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) to modernize equipment and renovate/expand lab facilities.

Job Readiness

  • Equipment and facilities used in 95 classes (course enrollments of 8,725).
  • Five million matching grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) to modernize equipment and renovate/expand lab facilities.
  • More than 200 internships provided in the life sciences
  • Curriculum aligned with industry needs
  • Course equivalency grid developed to enable cross registration
  • Biotechnology training expanded into high schools (Gloucester and Essex Technical)

Economic Development

  • Internship numbers increased by 300% between 2015 and 2017

    114 companies benefited from student interns

  • Consortium equipment used by companies has grown to approximately 50 companies per year
  • Curriculum and enrollment in the biotech field expanded to serve industry needs. For example, Endicott added MS in Bioinformatics and Gordon doubled its enrollment in biotech minor

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