Building a sustainable life sciences workforce

Since 2001, the MassBioEd Foundation has been dedicated to engaging high school teachers, inspiring students, and guiding the life sciences workforce. A 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, MassBioEd collaborates with educators, industry, and public agencies to deliver programs that encourage students to consider further study and careers in the life sciences.

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MassBioEd’s flagship program, BioTeach, provides Massachusetts high school teachers with lab equipment and life sciences curricula combined with intensive professional development and on-site mentoring. BioTeach supports educators from more than 200 public schools across the Commonwealth as they work to engage students through lab-centered, inquiry-based learning. Through BioTeach, MassBioEd has provided workshops and mentorship for more than 750 teachers and authentic lab experiences to more than 150,000 students. Learn more here.

Job Trends

MassBioEd also develops detailed analysis on job trends in the industry to illuminate the pathway from the classroom to careers in the life sciences. MassBioEd’s goal is to provide an understanding of the industry’s workforce needs and the skills required to fill available jobs. MassBioEd serves as a guide to educators, the training community, and the industry so that Massachusetts can meet the workforce needs of the future. Learn more here.