High School Students Across Massachusetts Visit Life Sciences Companies to Explore Related Careers

Apr 11, 2018

MassBioEd’s Career Exploration Days provide firsthand experience into industry jobs

April 11, 2018 (CAMBRIDGE, MA) — Today and tomorrow, high school students from around Massachusetts will visit nine of the largest life sciences organizations in the state as part of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation’s (MassBioEd) Career Exploration Days. Participating companies provide facility tours and in-lab demonstrations, offering students first-hand knowledge into the kinds of activities and responsibilities employees engage in on a daily basis.  

“The life sciences industry in Massachusetts is growing at an extraordinary rate, which is creating challenges with regard to finding and hiring qualified talent,” said Peter Abair, Executive Director of the MassBioEd Foundation. “Career Exploration Days are critical to increasing students’ interest and awareness about job opportunities in the industry, helping them make connections between their classroom lessons and the amazing work that goes on inside these organizations.”

Participating companies and schools include:

  • Addgene to host Medford Vocational Technical High School
  • Takeda to host Revere High School
  • Sanofi Genzyme to host New Mission High School (Boston Public School)
  • MilliporeSigma to host Nashua North High School (Nashua, NH)
  • AstraZeneca to host Chelmsford High School
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals to host East Boston High School (Boston Public School)
  • Brammer Bio to host Boston Prep Charter School
  • AbbVie to host Innovation Academy Charter School
  • Pfizer locations in Kendall Square, Cambridge and in Andover to host Lynn Vocational Technical High School and Andover High School

Career Exploration Days are a component of MassBioEd’s BioTeach program, which provides lab-based training in biotechnology to 150 public high school science teachers each year, along with funds to public schools for lab supplies and equipment.

Visit MassBioEd to see how you can get involved: https://www.massbioed.org/get_involved

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