Ohlone College Biotechnology in the News
Learning World Special Report: US education in focus, October 26, 2012, euronews - A year ago, a large car manufacturing plant near San Fransisco closed and Elizabeth, along with 4,500 other people, lost her job. So she went back to school. She was lucky to benefit from a state funded programme that offered up to 15,000 dollars towards a 2 year training course. So Elizabeth enrolled on a biotechnology course at Fremont's Community College [Ohlone College].
- Community Post Ohlone shows High School students real-world Biotech - July 1, 2008, India Post News Service - For four weeks, twenty Bay Area students will explore Molecular-Cell Biology principles and lab skills at this summer workshop. The Summer Institute is providing a concentrated glimpse of the profession, allowing participants to explore biotechnology in a real-world setting.
- Ohlone biotech fair set for today in Newark - May 7, 2008, Inside Bay Area - Take a strawberry, mash it up, mix in detergent to break open cell membranes, add rubbing alcohol to separate out the DNA, and voila, you are on your way to a career in biotechnology.
- California State Assembly & Senate Select Committee on Biotechnology, "The Impact of the Biotechnology Industry on Local Economies", Monday, October 29, 2007, held at Ohlone College, Fremont.
- Labor Day 2007: "Hot Jobs, Cool Customers": Ohlone College Bio-Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Program Graduate: Cynthia Chacon - August 31, 2007, California Employment Development Department - Cynthia Chacon's journey into the new and fascinating world of biotechnology began when Kelly Green came to the FujiColor lab in Hayward last fall. … Kelly, coordinator of Ohlone College's Biotechnology Program, came to the lab with a Rapid Response team because she saw the Fuji workers as potential candidates for the program.
- Ohlone College Biotechnology Information & Career Fair, April 30, 2007
- Programs open up new careers - March 11, 2007, Inside Bay Area - Job experts say the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors are the fastest growing industries in the Bay Area. … Community colleges such as … Ohlone College in Fremont offer programs that train people for biomanufacturing jobs.
- Job development grant given to Ohlone - December 19, 2006, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone College has been awarded a two-year Job Development Incentive Fund (JDIF) grant, by The California Community College Chancellor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development.
- Ohlone to expand biotech program: Courses give college credit to high school students, put them on early track to defining career - October 11, 2006, Inside Bay Area: The Argus - Ohlone College has received a $251,000 grant to expand its biotechnology program for high school students by offering classes at several additional East Bay sites next year.
- Door opens for careers in biotech: Newark Memorial, Ohlone program aims especially for minorities - June 18, 2006, Inside Bay Area: The Argus - In August, 62 high school sophomores will start on the path to a biotechnology certificate from Ohlone College if the plan—structured like a college preparatory program—goes as designed, said Michelle Mensinger, coordinator of the Biotech Academy at Newark Memorial.
- Fremont students receive biotech internships - August 1, 2005, The Argus
- 12 Regional High School Students Secure Biotech Internships - July 26, 2005
- Three-Year National Science Fund Grant Awarded to Ohlone College - July 26, 2005
- ETA Recognition of Excellence 2005 (PDF 3.4 MB)
- Bay Area Biotech Consortium Receives Recognition of Excellence Honors (PDF) - July 14, 2005, U.S. Department of Labor News Release
- Labor Department Presents Second Recognition of Excellence Honors (PDF) - July 14, 2005, U.S. Department of Labor News Release
- 2004-2005 WIB Biotechnology Grant from the ETA U.S. Department of Labor - President's High Growth Job Training Initiative: Bay Area Biotech Consortium Career Pathway Project
- Biotech funds head to Ohlone College expected to be a main training provider - June 8, 2004, The Argus
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