This program prepares highly motivated students through an innovative curriculum of hands-on laboratory experiments and industry-based experience to become entry-level laboratory technicians. Students trained through this program will acquire the technical skills and knowledge essential for working in a laboratory and are prepared to enter the biotechnology industry immediately upon completion.
The overall goals of the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy are to:
- Foster motivated young adults of Cape Ann interested in science by providing workforce-ready training for careers in biotechnology.
- Instill students with the fundamentals underlying current and emerging DNA and protein techniques and technologies in industry.
- Educate students in the ethics of science and responsible conduct of work and research.
- Help students develop communication, oral presentation, writing, and career skills essential to their success beyond the academy.