JAS Biomedical Careers Program
The Just-A-Start Corporation has operated the Cambridge Biomedical Careers Program for over twenty two years and was developed to assist local residents to access positions in the life sciences and to respond to the need of entry level positions in the industry. Despite its success with these goals, the program has realized that there is still a motivated, underutilized pool of local talent that has been unable to obtain meaningful jobs primarily because of barriers to their being successful.
The program is a nine month academic and laboratory skills training opportunity that prepares graduates for entry level jobs as laboratory, animal or manufacturing technicians in biotechnology, medical and research institutions. Participant's gain marketable skills as they receive rigorous instruction in math, chemistry, biology, computers, medical terminology, and applied laboratory skills.
Successful participants earn 19 college credits through the programs partnership with Bunker Hill Community College.