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ERIC Number: ED500331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Iowa's Bioscience Workforce: The Role of the Community Colleges of Iowa in Creating Skilled Workers for the Emerging Bioscience/Biotechnology Sector
Iowa Department of Education
This report provides an overview of the efforts of Iowa's community colleges to train workers for the emerging bioscience/biotechnology sector. The report explains the programs available and the future plans of individual community colleges designed to educate students for careers in the biosciences. Also detailed are a variety of creative partnerships that community colleges have forged with each other and four-year universities, K-12 institutions, area education agencies, and the bioscience industry. Contents include: (1) Overview; (2) Bioscience/Biotechnology Focus Groups; (3) Outcomes of Focus Groups; (4) Bioscience and Biotechnology Community College Incentive Grants; (5) Summary of Each Community College's Bioscience-Related Programs and Efforts; and (6) Community College Faculty Involved in Bioscience Education. (Contains 24 footnotes.)
Iowa Department of Education. Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146. Tel: 515-281-5294; Fax: 515-242-5988; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa