Life Sciences Workforce Conference

MassBioEd’s 2023 Life Sciences Workforce Conference
Unlocking Talent in the Life Sciences

Connections | Opportunity | Equity

MAY 31, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
UMass Boston Campus Center

The needs of the life sciences labor market continue to grow and demand a strong workforce continues.  Even with current changes in the industry’s ecosystem, the life sciences remain a leading employer and economic driver in Massachusetts.  

This one-day, annual conference brings together industry, academic institutions, training providers, and community leaders to explore the issues we face in developing and accessing talent to fill our current and future workforce needs. How can we align the training and curriculum at higher education institutions with the needs of the life science industry? What skills or credentials are necessary pre-hiring?  How can we use this knowledge to inform program offerings or curricula? How have we expanded the approach to include alternative training programs? Can this change hiring and recruitment practices? How do public policies impact a robust life sciences workforce? What will the workforce look like in 2033?

The conference features industry panels, Q&A sessions, and time for networking. New this year is the Industry-Educator Advisory session where companies and educators have an opportunity to meet one-on-one to share the needs companies have of future candidates and curricula educators can explore to meet those workforce needs. With our notable panelists and facilitators, we will explore the challenges and demands of today’s labor market, best practices for talent acquisition, and building partnerships between industry, educators, and the public sector to creatively identify and secure new talent.

Network with a diverse group of industry leaders, educators, training providers, and public officials during open breaks, lunch, and reception sessions.

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