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2007 Governor’s Conference on Workforce Development. Gary M. Green President. August 28, 2007. Technology, Innovation and Workforce. “Technology allows businesses to innovate” Innovation with a Southern Accent, Southern Growth Policies Board, 2006

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2007 governor s conference on workforce development

2007 Governor’s Conference onWorkforce Development

Gary M. GreenPresident

August 28, 2007

technology innovation and workforce
Technology, Innovation and Workforce

“Technology allows businesses to innovate”

Innovation with a Southern Accent,

Southern Growth Policies Board, 2006

The knowledge workforce applies the technology that allows businesses to innovate

winston salem labor surplus shortage
Winston-Salem: Labor Surplus/Shortage
  • Labor surplus with limited skills from apparel, textiles, furniture, and tobacco
    • -63.3% of apparel jobs
    • -48.3% of textile jobs
    • -25.3% of tobacco manufacturing jobs
    • -16.6% of furniture jobs
  • Advanced skill shortage in innovation and technology-based sectors
    • +54.6% growth in clinical health jobs
    • +48,000 biotech technicians needed in NC by 2013
workforce challenges
Workforce Challenges
  • Uniting disparate elements of education/workforce development
  • Moving to a flexible, adaptive employer-driven system
  • Building individual career ladders
  • Expanding regional capacity
  • Adapting to technology and globalization
  • Developing community leadership
textiles to technology
Textiles to Technology

Advanced and Emerging Technologies

  • Clinical Health
  • Information Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management
biotechnology
Biotechnology

College Center for Biotechnology

  • BioWork Certified Training Course
    • 128 hour biomanufacturing and bioprocessing program
  • Short Courses and Certificates
    • Biotechnology, chromatography, cell culture, flow cytometry, recombinant DNA, tissue processing, aseptic technique, lab animal handling
  • Associate Degree in Biotechnology
    • Lab or research technicians, quality control technicians, biomanufacturing/ bioprocessing technicians
    • Curriculum includes genetics, microbiology, bioprocess, fermentation, cell culture, immunology, analytical chemistry, statistics
biotechnology7
Biotechnology
  • College Center for Biotechnology
  • Associate Degree Regional Collaborative
    • 8 community colleges / 16 NC counties
    • Commuter shed focus, rather than economic development district
    • 1+1 curriculum; first students at Forsyth Tech in fall 2004
    • Creating educational opportunities for students and economic development opportunities for communities
biotechnology8
Biotechnology
  • College Center for Biotechnology
  • Associate Degree Regional Collaborative
  • BioNetwork Pharmaceutical Training Center
    • Joint Forsyth Tech/Guilford Tech management
    • Piedmont Triad Research Park and CC facilities
    • Statewide support for pharmaceutical manufacturing
biotechnology9
Biotechnology
  • College Center for Biotechnology
  • Piedmont Triad Regional Collaborative
  • BioNetwork Pharmaceutical Training Center
  • National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce
    • Forsyth Tech leads five-college consortium
    • Model community college workforce training curricula
    • Skill standards for biotechnology industry
biotech development model
Biotech Development Model

National Curriculum Dev and Best Practices

State Economic Dev and Private Sector HR Dev

Regional Econ Dev and Employment

Funding

Federal: DoL, DoC, NSF, DoEd

Universities: WSSU, UNCG

Forsyth Tech Biotechnology Initiative

State: Approp, BioNetwork

Local: County, private capital

CC Partners

Northwest NC Workforce Dev Board

NC State Employment Services

Employers

K-12

policy implications
Policy Implications
  • Seamless K-12/higher education/lifelong learning system
  • Economic change/cultural change
    • Historical value of education
    • Urban/rural – win/win
  • Scalability
    • Regional development: WIRED
    • Regional development: SGPB and Southern Innovation System
thank you
Thank you

Gary M. Green, President

2100 Silas Creek Parkway

Winston-Salem, NC 27103

ggreen@forsythtech.edu

(336) 734-7201