1. Springfield Technical Community College's biotech program aiming to offer path into...

    Springfield Technical Community College's biotech program aiming to offer path into...

    At a time when biotechnology jobs are hitting an all-time high in Massachusetts, Springfield Technical Community College has begun offering one of the few degree-granting programs in Western Massachusetts that can train students for careers in the booming industry. To raise awareness about the program, STCC on Monday hosted a Biotechnology Career Exploration Luncheon for students and a tour of STCC's biotech labs. The career exploration event featured insights about the STCC program and biotech industry from current students, alumni, and employer and four-year college representatives.

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    1. There are more opportunities now than ever to get good jobs in Massachusetts.
    2. The growing field of biotechnology requires skilled lab scientists and researchers across the Commonwealth.
    3. Biochemistry and molecular biology principles are critical in a number of growing fields in health and technology, and having a fundamental knowledge in these topics provides a student with translatable skills suitable for a range of areas, including discovery research, medical diagnostics, treatments and engineering, and environmental science.
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