Training Workers for North Carolina’s Talent Pipeline & Economic Growth
NCBioImpact is a public/private partnership that brings together key resources to produce world-class biopharma manufacturing training programs. Partners include the North Carolina Biosciences Organization (NCBIO), the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBiotech), the University of North Carolina System and the North Carolina Community College System. Education partners (see below) share a common goal of providing students with hands-on training, education and experience with equipment and processes used in industry.
In 2002, NCBioImpact was founded to train workers to help the state’s biomanufacturing industry continue to grow. The Golden LEAF Foundation provided $70M in startup funds for the program’s facilities and equipment. Today, the N.C. General Assembly funds the partnership’s annual operating costs. In 2017, the NC Pharmaceutical Service Network was founded to expand pharmaceutical training, with a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation and funding from Pitt County Development Commission, Pitt County Committee of 100 and NCBiotech.
Proven Track Record
NCBioImpact’s training fuels the growth of North Carolina’s biopharma manufacturing cluster. North Carolina consistently ranks as a top tier life sciences cluster and a biopharma manufacturing leader. North Carolina’s life sciences sector impact includes:
- $88.3 billion in annual economic activity
- 225,206 jobs
- $2.4 billion in state and local government revenues
Biogen, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Grifols, GSK, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Pfizer, Seqirus and others have benefitted from NCBioImpact’s training and education programs.
Education and Training Partners
Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE)
North Carolina Central University’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) specializes in life sciences training and research.
BioNetwork is the life sciences training initiative of the NC Community College System. Subject matter experts design and deliver training, eLearning, lab testing services, and customized training solutions.
Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)
The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) is a unique, cross-disciplinary instructional center that provides educational and training opportunities to develop skilled professionals for the biomanufacturing industry.
N.C. A&T University
At North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, we deliver a high-quality, intellectually stimulating education focused on helping every student gain access to the hands-on opportunities, core knowledge and global perspective that will help them make lasting change in their lives a
N.C. Pharmaceutical Services Network (PSN)
The North Carolina Pharmaceutical Services Network (PSN) is a collaboration between East Carolina University (ECU) and Pitt Community College (PCC) that provides a continuum of pharmaceutical education and training to companies in North Carolina.
New Life Sciences @ ECU
The Eastern Region Pharma Center (ERPC) facilitates workforce development in biomanufacturing in eastern North Carolina. East Carolina University (ECU) is the hub of the ERPC within the BioPharma Crescent connecting ECU, five community colleges, and several regional pharma companies.