Workforce Alliance recently received the Department of Labor's Recognition of Excellence Award in the "Educating America's Workforce to Serve Emerging Industries" category for its biotech training program that granted certificates and provides opportunities for individuals seeking a career in biotechnology.

Nearly 100 participants participated in the program -- a partnership between Florida Atlantic University, Indian River Community College and biotechnology employers in Palm Beach County -- with 56 earning bioscience certificates, six earning advanced bioscience certificates and three now pursuing master's degrees. Many of the graduates are now employed in bioscience and research positions at such employers as Scripps Florida, the Florida Department of Health and Palm Beach Cancer Institute. The program ended in 2007.

For more information and watch a video on the biotech training program, visit http://www.pbcalliance.com/.

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