Roundtable: Educators and Employers

Upcoming Session:

Virtual Roundtable: Aligning Academic and Career Advising with Student Experience

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January 9, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT Online
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We value the mission of aligning education strategies with the needs of employers of today and tomorrow. Ensuring there is adequate cross-talk between educators and employers is vital to preparing, sustaining, and growing our workforce. This discussion will foster ideas planned to carry into an intriguing in-person Charrette, Symposium or Workshop to bring together all involved in the student/career pipeline journey.

Our speakers discuss the ways that their institution collaborates to support students on their journey to establish a career in the sciences. An emphasis will be on advising to address the frequency of mismatch between education expectations and job realities. We will share how colleges work to inspire teamwork, independence, and responsibility, and explore ways that programs of the future could evolve to bring even more value to the student journey.

This session is relevant to:
• All Current Students
• Career Advisors and Counselors
• HR Personnel in Companies of all Sizes
• Parents and All with a Passion for Education

Professionals from educational institutions, companies, non-profits, and governments coming together to address expanding opportunities and systemic challenges.

Professionals from educational institutions, companies, non-profits, and governments coming together to address expanding opportunities and systemic challenges.

Members of this Roundtable have formed a working group to develop the Westchester Certificate. Curriculum modules in Lab Safety, Good Laboratory Notebook PracticeAseptic TechniquesSustainability in the Lab, and the Drug Development Process provide literacy and hands-on experience to accelerate success in research environments.

It happened quite naturally. During our first session, in the spring of 2018, one leader at the table mentioned a challenge in preparing new hires for safety issues in the lab. The entire group, representing seven colleges and several companies, nodded. From that point on, we have been working on a relevant and timely curriculum with input from academic and industry labs.

Our entire Roundtable takes an active role in reaching out to regional companies and healthcare providers to assure alignment in our efforts. We appreciate the generous participation of many regional colleges and universities. These collaborative organizations understand that tomorrow’s gains are built on strong relationships that are flexible, pleasurable, and international.

It’s not too late to get involved. We are seeking feedback on the Curriculum, including content, delivery, and testing modes. Do you have a moment to review? Send a quick note and we’ll share our homework. info@westchesterbiotechproject.org

Co-Chairs:
Carla Romney, D.Sc.,
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences
and Education, Boston University
Amy Allen, Vice President, Westchester County Association