Developing Our Bioscience Workforce.
To successfully fulfill our mission of establishing an international bioscience center will require a constant and consistent flow of talent with the skills and knowledge necessary to fill the thousands of jobs created. The good news is, efforts are already underway to advance the educational focus in science and technology at all levels of the school curriculum. Great strides have been made in our colleges and universities to create programs that directly address the needs of our current and future bioscience companies and research programs. Another area of success is performance of students at the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE), a charter school launched by Memphis Bioworks® Foundation. The entire 68-student senior class is on track to graduate on time and will be qualified to further their education at some level.
The Memphis Bioworks Foundation continues to work with educational leaders to create educational and outreach programs to assure a strong bioscience workforce that meets the unique talent needs of our business and science communities for the future.
Success will be measured in how much home growth talent we are able to prepare and retain, how successful our university program are in attracting talent from around the world to their unique programs and how many talented individuals want to move to Memphis because that is where their intellectual peers are found.