In January 2009, Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus and Monroe County opened The Indiana Center for the Life Sciences, a 20,000-square-foot training center. The goal of the center is to train new work force for the life sciences arena.
Life sciences is a fast growing field and the need for qualified workers is growing. Apparently, students aren’t rushing in to the life science industry, according to director John Stephens, but last year Ivy Tech graduated 23 students and 20 of them were immediately employed.
So how do life science hubs like Bloomington attract more students to the life science industry and their educational programs? Keep your eye out for the answer in the coming weeks blog posts.
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