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University of Florida to Host BioFabUSA EWD 2018 Pathways Summit

The University of Florida (UF) and The Florida Advanced Technology Education Center (FLATE) will be hosting the BioFabUSA Education Workforce Development (EWD) 2018 Pathways Summit on June 18th and 19th in Tampa, Florida. This Pathways Summit is an opportunity for attendees to help identify resources and areas of improvement, develop Community College (CC) precollege programs and efforts, and to thoroughly explore methods to engage veterans into the field.

Assessing the resources already available, as well as identifying the gaps, will enable a clear pathway for academia and industry to develop the skilled workforce necessary to complete common goals and objectives. Developing pre-collegiate programs within the CC community will enable a broader scope, to reach many more students and will aide in the identification of curriculum content needed to obtain a skilled, competent workforce.

As veterans already possess several of the competencies needed for this field, such as ability to work under pressure, organization, team minded, troubleshooting etc., veterans are highly coveted within the workforce. In partnership with Vets Helping Vets, the Pathways Summit also strives to implement ways to connect, educate and guide veterans on the path to become part of and further develop the field of bio engineering.

To learn more about this event or to register, click here – we hope to see you there!