Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, BIO Alabama and the Alabama Industrial Development Training are teaming up to bring a bioscience technician program to the state.
“We are leaving no stone unturned in developing our workforce to meet and exceed industry demands in Alabama,” said Ivey. “Bioscience has grown to be one of our state’s premier industries, and we have numerous firms like HudsonAlpha and Southern Research making groundbreaking advancements daily.”
The bioscience technician program aims to equip candidates with the skills they need to pursue a career in the biotech industry. Candidates with a high school diploma, proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic math skills are encouraged to apply.
“This is a great step forward in our workforce training initiative and creates support not only for our existing biotech companies but provides room for growth and expansion opportunities along with creating better jobs for residents of Alabama,” said Jeremy Blanks, CEO of BIO Alabama.
Applicants will undergo an online pre-employment course designed to assess their suitability for the program. Upon completion, candidates will be eligible to continue through the training program while collaborating with biotech companies. This will provide a combination of theoretical learning and practical experience. Successful candidates can expect starting wages of $20 per hour.
Candidates can apply for the program at careers.aidt.edu.