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The biotechnology industry is fast approaching a looming workforce gap, and we face the challenge of filling jobs while building an expanded talent pipeline.

This fall President Joe Biden signed an executive order mandating that the U.S. continue to lead the global bioeconomy — which means that developing talent to fulfill this promise must be a priority. This is no small task. The current pipeline, which is already struggling to meet demand, reveals that we aren’t doing enough to provide education and awareness about biotech’s career opportunities to potential benefactors and within marginalized communities.

There is, however, compelling evidence that this is changing. Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI), BioConnects New England, Junior Achievement of Greater Boston and LabCentral Ignite are educating young people about what is possible and addressing the pipeline challenge by removing traditional barriers.

Read the rest of the article in the Gloucester Daily Times here.