Providing a full spectrum of training for
biomanufacturing and pharmaceutical production
NCBioImpact combines the resources of North Carolina's university and community college systems to meet the growing demands of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The training programs partner closely with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, NCBIO, the NC Department of Commerce and industry to form a unique academic, industry and government collaborative.
In 2002, biomanufacturing company leaders in North Carolina were invited by the North Carolina Biosciences Organization (NCBIO) to discuss emerging hiring challenges. The group of leaders, in partnership with NCBIO, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center completed an updated workforce needs assessment, published as Window on the Workplace 2003.
As a result of strong industry support, the GoldenLEAF Foundation provided nearly $70 Million to develop NCBioImpact, an internationally recognized, first-of-its-kind training program. Combined with in-kind donations of employee time and equipment from industry and ongoing support from state government, a total of over $100 Million catalyzed NCBioImpact's formation. Key assets include:
Academic leaders from other states and countries now come to North Carolina to find out about this unique training collaborate in order to upgrade their own training initiatives.