Education & Workforce
Finding a systematic way ensure that the workforce and training system of today will provide enough qualified workers for Virginia’s bioscience industry tomorrow is a major issue for Virginia Bio.
Bioscience Education and Workforce Development
In 2007, leaders from the board of directors of Virginia Bio formed a new, 501 (C) 3 education foundation to lead the way on STEM education, bioscience internships, student awards and other key initiatives for the 21st Century. The Virginia Bioscience Foundation is the bioscience industry’s premier voice on issues related to science education and workforce development in Virginia.
Mission: In order to have a sufficient long-term pipeline of biotech workers, we need to ensure that students contemplating careers in math and science understand the exciting and worthwhile career opportunities in biotechnology. We also need to encourage young students at the elementary and middle school level, long before they choose specific careers, to appreciate and participate energetically in the challenging work of math and science so that they do not preclude subsequent career choices in the biosciences. Even though many young science and math students will choose careers outside the biotechnology sector, we believe that a Virginia electorate with greater understanding of the benefits of scientific research and development, and of a strong biotechnology economy, is more likely to support public investments in the infrastructure our industry needs to remain competitive in the decades ahead.To join us, please contact the Virginia Bio office.
Job Board and Resume Posting
Virginia Bio has joined forces with other state bioscience associations to offer a job board and resume posting opportunity for advanced technology careers. The focus of the board is to connect job seekers with life science positions in Virginia and across the country. Bi-monthly Job Flash emails ensure that your posting gets maximum exposure.
Virginia Bio members receive a 20% discount on all job board postings and packages.
Resume posting is always free for job seekers.
"The job board was easy to navigate and provided me with valuable information about biotech companies in my area,” said Kathleen Dulaney, hired by Indoor Biotechnologies. "Creating an account only took a few minutes and after applying for a job, I heard back from the company within a few hours. If you are looking for a job in the biotech industry I highly recommend Virginia BIO!”