Massachusetts Life Science Education Consortium

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The mission of the MLSEC is to promote a coordinated approach to the development of the Massachusetts life sciences workforce through a partnership between the life sciences industry and higher education.


Welcome to the Massachusetts Life Science Education Consortium (MLSEC), a joint initiative between the MassBioEd Foundation and MassBio. The consortium was created to move forward recommendations made in the Growing Talent Report which identified the opportunities and challenges Massachusetts faces in preparing future generations of life sciences workers.

Growing Talent


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The Consortium will:

  • Connect the industry and higher education through an effective communications strategy

  • Validate, guide, and review the relevance of programs and curricula intended to prepare students for careers in the life sciences

  • Endorse higher education/industry talent development best practices or government programs aimed at supporting talent development

  • Advocate for initiatives that will enhance the ability of Massachusetts to meet the future employment needs of the industry.


Interested in joining MLSEC? Email Lance Hartford at

MassBioEd Foundation


Supporting STEM and biotechnology education in Massachusetts through
school programs, workforce training, and lifelong learning.

Innovative Ideas

Check out the "2 plus 2" program, which allows students  earning associate's degrees in biotechnology at Berkshire Community College to earn a bachelor's degree at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with two more years of study. Click here to learn more.

2+2 Program

MassBioEd Resources