In response to local industry demand for bioprocessing training for incumbent workers, BRCC has developed a bioprocessing program that was officially unveiled to business and economic leaders, educational partners, as well as local government officials at SRI International yesterday.
“This program will have an immediate impact on the workforce needs of existing industries like bioscience, food processing and agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley. Over time, it will also be an important tool in the recruitment of new companies to the region, as we can showcase employees with technology based skill sets” explained Robin Sullenberger, CEO of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership.
“Along with a wide range of other local education service providers, we are working to show business and industry leaders that they will not find a more productive or better educated workforce than the one found here in the Shenandoah Valley,” commented BRCC President, Dr. John Downey.
BRCC Bioprocessing instructor Devon Genus gave an overview of bioprocessing – including its history, methods, and applicability. He developed the current non-credit bioprocessing program to address an immediate demand for incumbent employee training, but also shared his vision for expanding the curriculum into an associate degree in the near future.
For more information on bioprocessing training and education offered by BRCC, please contact Mr. Devon Genus at email@example.com or (540) 234-9261.