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Wistar in the News: Philly story on Biomedical Technician Training Program’s Latest Iteration

February 2, 2024

Philly orgs are partnering with a gene therapy manufacturing company for this new workforce development cohort

The Wistar Institute was featured in Philly for news of its “Biomedical Technician Training Program: Lab Technician. This is the latest iteration of a 24-year-old reskilling initiative to get Philadelphians into life science jobs”, by reporter Sarah Huffman.

A coalition of life science organizations are partnering to continue a workforce development opportunity for underemployed Philadelphians interested in the field. The Wistar Institute, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI), Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia have enlisted cell and gene therapy manufacturing company VintaBio for the Biomedical Technician Training Program: Lab Technician, they announced last week.

Read full Philly story here.