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Introduction to Biotechnology & Developing Lab Skills (Virtual Training Program)

Get started on the path to a rewarding, future-proof career in biotechnology, a fast-growing field with exciting therapeutic breakthroughs. Our virtual courses let you learn at your own pace, and involve both instruction and simulation in a gaming type environment.

Whether you’re displaced due to COVID-19, a returning veteran, want to upskill for a better career, or a student interested in exploring the future, this course will get you started on the path to science and a rewarding, future-proof career. And it’s not just for science nerds – biotechnology offers many different opportunities to make a positive difference in the world around you through science and innovation. The work is fascinating and potentially life-saving.

Course One: Introduction to Biotechnology

Delves into current trends in biotechnology spanning pharmaceutical, antibiotic and vaccine development. 6 class modules, typically takes 10 hours to complete.

Course Two: Developing Lab Skills – (for Intro to Biotechnology graduates)

Develop important lab basics that are sought-after by employers such as micropipetting, buffering solutions and basic genetic engineering. 8 modules, typically takes 6 hours to complete.

To receive your certificates of completion, you must complete all modules in each course by May 1, 2022. Certificates will be distributed electronically via the Thinkific platform.

Why Biotech?:

  • Rapidly growing field with constant breakthroughs.
  • Nearly 500 bioscience companies in RI & need for skilled professionals rising.
  • Entry level salaries range from $37-40k, with an average annual wage of $92,000.

Key Benefits:

  • Learn sought-after skills and gain a competitive advantage.
  • Open doors to a good, family-sustaining career.
  • Make connections to employers looking for talent in STEM fields.
  • Resume, Interview and Career Coaching from SkillsRI Career Services staff.
  • Job Search Assistance from SkillsRI Recruiters.

Ideal candidate:

  • Must be a Rhode Island resident.
  • Over 18+ years old.
  • High School graduate.
  • Interest in science, technology, engineering & math (STEM).
  • Access to a computer and internet connection.
  • Must take Intro to Biotech course in order to take Developing Lab Skills.
  • Currently unemployed and/or under-employed with a desire to re-enter the workforce.