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Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, Inc.
  • 55 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930
  • 978-879-4575
  • Vocational Skills Training
Biotechnology Certificate Program
Program activities:

Our program prepares students for careers as entry-level technicians in biotechnology and life sciences laboratories. Over a 7-month program, divided into two semesters and coupled with a 12-week paid industry internship, students master the cutting-edge technical skills, instrumentation, and quality control measures required to work as entry-level lab technicians. Each semester follows a thoughtful workflow that incorporates practice of industrial methods to prepare students for work in the thriving biosciences economy. In addition to hands-on technical laboratory training, students are mentored by industry professionals and learn valuable career skills including communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and time management.

Program Details:
Small class size fosters one-on-one coaching
Open to residents of greater Cape Ann region
Age range: 18 – 30 years old
Full-time program: 8:30a to 2:30p, Monday – Friday
Full-time, guaranteed, paid internship

Career Skills:
Foster life skills required for professional employment
Establish critical thinking and rhetoric through journal article discussions
Assist with internship and job application process
Teach professional written and oral communications
Introduce different types of labs through field trips and guest speakers

Full-time, three-month, paid experience
Work at prestigious biotech companies
Mentorship from professional scientists
Develop new laboratory skills
Network with industry leaders

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Anyone who is aged 18-30 and is legally able to work in the US is welcome to apply. COVID vaccination is required.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 20
Total hours: 30
Program duration: 43 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 2
Program start dates: 9/3/24, 1/6/25
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9:00am-12:00pmLab work
12:30pm-1:30pmNotebook time, lab work, career skills, job search
Is the program offered remotely? No
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

55 Blackburn Center, GloucesterSite is accessible via public transit.
Additional information about location:

7 months of training take place at 55 Blackburn Center, Gloucester. This is accessible via public transit. 3 month internship takes place at a biotech company. Location and accessibility depends on the company (we have about 35 corporate partners).

Program requirements: High school diploma/GED/HiSET, Immunizations/Health Records
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: Biotechnology Certificate
Other outcomes: Stackable Credential(s), Employment/Promotion, Industry skills gain, Participants are trained to be entry-level lab technicians in biotech/life science companies.

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Living Expense Stipends
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Stipend
Other, please explain: Stipends are for those students who qualify for public assistance

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Laura Richane
Telephone: 978-821-6518
Program code: GMI-VT-BIO
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes