This story was originally published by Bisnow Boston.
MassBio and Beacon Capital Partners are working together to launch a new workforce training center in Dorchester aimed at addressing the skills gap in life sciences and helping underrepresented individuals enter the industry.
The MassBio Training Center will be a 4K SF facility at Beacon Capital’s Southline Boston development. It will launch with three certificate training program that are free and will provide trainees with a stipend for any work missed to attend. MassBio is also partnering with the city on this program.
“The MassBio Training Center at Southline will rapidly deliver lab space, classrooms, and programming that directly responds to the needs of industry, current workforce challenges and skills gaps, and our deep desire to bring underrepresented and marginalized individuals into the life sciences industry,” MassBio President Kendalle Burlin O’Connell said in a press release.
MassBio will also work with three educational institutions, University Massachusetts of Boston, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, to bring on three different learning tracts for trainees.