Project Title: Grow the Biotech Workforce in North Texas to Meet Emerging Skill Needs via a Collaborative Partnership
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: North Central Texas
Phase (applicant-defined): Program Design
Award Amount: $8,760,995
Key Industry / Industries: Bio-medical
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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Dallas College, a majority minority institution and the largest community college in Texas, will work in partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments to develop and grow a biotechnology workforce in North Central Texas to support its local economy. Through partnerships with rural community colleges and several leading employers, including Children’s Health Medical Center, Evolve Biologics, and McKesson, the project will expand the number of skilled workers in clinical labs, bioinformatics, and biomanufacturing. The project will emphasize hands-on learning, utilizing the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ skills-based Pathways to Work: Skills-based Hiring Lab training. With dedicated case managers, this awardee will ensure its participants have the tailored supports they need to complete training programs to obtain a quality job in the local biotechnology sector.
The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.