Career research assignments -- for science, biology, biotechnology, and microbiology clients who were conducting work on such life-threatening illnesses as cancer -- at Cambridge and other universities -- were catalysts in the establishment of BioCareersource in 1995. And, in the early years of the biotechnology revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area, JDS launched a series of biotechnology job guides which are still being published.
Diversity in education and career development has been a particular focus of BioCareersource. Working in education, career development and job training, we know first hand how important it is to provide guidance and leadership to individuals who are preparing for their careers, their livelihoods.
BioCareersource is focused on providing resources that offer students and job seekers opportunities to access leading-edge educational and career tools for biotech and related fields, especially science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We are focusing particularly on efforts to diversify, to help increase the number of underrepresented minority students -- African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Pacific Islanders -- women, and underserved communities in K-12 and college to graduate and enter STEM professions. We are also interested in providing resources for for first generation students who are the first in their families to attend college.
Today, through STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and career training, biotechnology and other allied industries, education institutions and community organizations are actively working to prepare students for the 21st workforce.
BioCareersource is looking forward to continuing to work to provide services and resources to assist students and other job seekers reach their potential and realize their career goals.
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