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ERIC Number: ED363388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct-21
Pages: 13
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The Development of a Generic Pharmaceutical Training Institute.
Lindeman, Lynn William; Boerner, Hank
The manufacture of generic drugs is a growing industry, generally composed of small companies that are more dependent than brand-name companies on hiring entry-level workers. To provide standardized training for employees in the generic drug manufacturing field, the Generic Pharmaceutical Training Institute (GPTI) was established by a partnership between Rockland Community College (RCC), in New York, private industry, and government agencies. The GPTI was designed to assist the development of a close working relationship between the New York-based generic drug manufacturing industry and RCC, recruiting employees to be trained for immediate entry into the industry and providing instruction for the upgrading of skills of experienced industry technicians. The GPTI curriculum features 11 units, each of which contains measurable learning objectives and mastery levels, developed in-house and shared with the Federal Drug Administration for recommendations. Three training cycles per year are expected, with each cycle involving about 30 participants who will earn a stipend of $190 per week. The GPTI is administered by a team of RCC and industry partners who meet on a monthly basis to evaluate progress toward goals and objectives. Challenges encountered have included delays in the acquisition of laboratory equipment, budget issues due to industry professionals donating their time as teachers, and the need for close communication among the partners. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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