A consortium of 12 community colleges from across the country, utilizing a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, has just completed a four-year project that created industry-recognized credentialing standards designed to develop a skilled bioscience workforce.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant, awarded in 2012, was part of an initiative that supported President Barack Obama's goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. The consortium was led by the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce, an affiliate of NC BioNetwork based at...

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