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Title: 2007 Governors Conference on Workforce Development


1
2007 Governors Conference on Workforce
Development
Gary M. GreenPresident
August 28, 2007
2
Technology, Innovation and Workforce
  • Technology allows businesses to innovate
  • Innovation with a Southern Accent,
  • Southern Growth Policies Board, 2006
  • The knowledge workforce applies the technology
    that allows businesses to innovate

3
Winston-Salem Labor Surplus/Shortage
  • Labor surplus with limited skills from apparel,
    textiles, furniture, and tobacco
  • -63.3 of apparel jobs
  • -48.3 of textile jobs
  • -25.3 of tobacco manufacturing jobs
  • -16.6 of furniture jobs
  • Advanced skill shortage in innovation and
    technology-based sectors
  • 54.6 growth in clinical health jobs
  • 48,000 biotech technicians needed in NC by 2013

4
Workforce Challenges
  • Uniting disparate elements of education/workforce
    development
  • Moving to a flexible, adaptive employer-driven
    system
  • Building individual career ladders
  • Expanding regional capacity
  • Adapting to technology and globalization
  • Developing community leadership

5
Textiles to Technology
  • Advanced and Emerging Technologies
  • Clinical Health
  • Information Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management

6
Biotechnology
  • College Center for Biotechnology
  • BioWork Certified Training Course
  • 128 hour biomanufacturing and bioprocessing
    program
  • Short Courses and Certificates
  • Biotechnology, chromatography, cell culture, flow
    cytometry, recombinant DNA, tissue processing,
    aseptic technique, lab animal handling
  • Associate Degree in Biotechnology
  • Lab or research technicians, quality control
    technicians, biomanufacturing/ bioprocessing
    technicians
  • Curriculum includes genetics, microbiology,
    bioprocess, fermentation, cell culture,
    immunology, analytical chemistry, statistics

7
Biotechnology
  • College Center for Biotechnology
  • Associate Degree Regional Collaborative
  • 8 community colleges / 16 NC counties
  • Commuter shed focus, rather than economic
    development district
  • 11 curriculum first students at Forsyth Tech in
    fall 2004
  • Creating educational opportunities for students
    and economic development opportunities for
    communities

8
Biotechnology
  • College Center for Biotechnology
  • Associate Degree Regional Collaborative
  • BioNetwork Pharmaceutical Training Center
  • Joint Forsyth Tech/Guilford Tech management
  • Piedmont Triad Research Park and CC facilities
  • Statewide support for pharmaceutical
    manufacturing

9
Biotechnology
  • College Center for Biotechnology
  • Piedmont Triad Regional Collaborative
  • BioNetwork Pharmaceutical Training Center
  • National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce
  • Forsyth Tech leads five-college consortium
  • Model community college workforce training
    curricula
  • Skill standards for biotechnology industry

10
National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce
11
Biotech Development Model
State Economic Dev and Private Sector HR Dev
National Curriculum Dev and Best Practices
Regional Econ Dev and Employment
Funding
Federal DoL, DoC, NSF, DoEd
Universities WSSU, UNCG
Forsyth Tech Biotechnology Initiative
State Approp, BioNetwork
Local County, private capital
CC Partners
Northwest NC Workforce Dev Board
NC State Employment Services
Employers
K-12
12
Policy Implications
  • Seamless K-12/higher education/lifelong learning
    system
  • Economic change/cultural change
  • Historical value of education
  • Urban/rural win/win
  • Scalability
  • Regional development WIRED
  • Regional development SGPB and Southern
    Innovation System

13
Thank you
Gary M. Green, President 2100 Silas Creek
Parkway Winston-Salem, NC 27103 ggreen_at_forsythtech
.edu (336) 734-7201
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