Your new future starts here.


Registration open March 22 – June 1, 2021

Learn sought-after skills and gain a competitive advantage


Open doors to a  good, family-sustaining career


Make connections to employers looking for talent in STEM fields

    Whether you’re displaced due to COVID-19, a returning veteran, want to upskill for a better career, or a student interested in exploring the future, this free, virtual course gets you started on the path to science and a rewarding, future-proof career. And it’s not just for science nerds – biotechnology offers many different opportunities to make a positive difference in the world around you through science and innovation. The work is fascinating and potentially life-saving.


    • RI Resident
    • Interest in science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
    • Access to a computer and internet connection
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    • Rapidly growing field with constant breakthroughs
    • Nearly 500 bioscience companies in RI & need for skilled professionals rising
    • Entry-level salary $37-40K, average annual wage $92K


    • Use of natural/biological processes by industry to manufacture products such as medicine and food
    • Includes marine, agricultural, climate and medical arenas
    • Many types of work available: R&D, product strategy, manufacturing, policymaking, software engineering, sales & tech support, finance, business management, project management, patient care.


    • Virtual training from URI Pharmacy Development Institute in the STEM fields
    • 6 class modules, typically takes 10 hours to complete
    • Delves into current trends in biotechnology spanning aquaculture, biological therapies, genetic engineering, medical devices, and pharmaceutical, antibiotic and vaccine development
    • Earn a Certificate of Completion


    Fill out the form to register for the Developing Lab Skills course, or if you have questions or contact Martha Langer, Project Manager, RI Bio at 401.258.6085 | [email protected]. Thank you.

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