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The Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership: Supporting Central PA's Innovation Economy

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology plays a leadership role in the Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership (CABP). Working with educators and other leaders from Central Pennsylvania’s area biotech firms, government agencies, industry, local community colleges, and area school districts, CABP delivers a quality education to high school and college students, and science career-seekers. Courses taught through the program prepare area students to enter the biotech workforce, thereby decreasing the time companies need to train employees and ensuring biotech firms have access to qualified workers.

Member organizations & schools include Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg School District, SciTech High, Milton S. Hershey School, The Hershey Center for Applied Research, McCaskey High School, Middletown High School, Lancaster County Career and Technical School, Cumberland Perry Area Vocational and Technical School, Aptagen, LLC, Arcus, LLC, Hershey Foods, Innovation Transfer Network, Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, PA Department of Agriculture, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, PA Department of Education, and The Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania.

A signature event of CABP is the Biotechnology Showcase. More than 200 middle school and high school students attend this annual free event featuring hands-on experiments, workshops, panel discussions, guest speakers, and other presentations. With its program of lectures, expert discussions, presentations and networking opportunities, the Biotechnology Showcase has become a flagship event for students, educators, and industry.

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The Partnership is free. For more information on courses or if you’re ready to invest in creating the biotechnology workforce of the future, email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu