Dane County School Consortium

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A Leader in Youth Apprenticeship Programs

— Biotechnology

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The Biotechnology Program is a partnership between the Dane County School Consortium and the Biopharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTCI).  The  program offers high school juniors and seniors an intensive work and technical training experience in the biotechnology field.

Students will work in bioscience/biotechnology settings. There they will acquire basic skills pertinent to lab work and techniques in the first year along with the core employability and safety skills. In the second year, students will further develop testing skills and become proficient in a variety of bioscience tests and applications dependent on their worksite setting.

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  • Apply for the program during second semester of sophomore or junior year in high school
  • Display a genuine interest in the Biotechnology Pathway
  • Submit a completed application along with references
  • Interview effectively and get hired
  • Maintain a high level of attendance
  • Secure transportation to the job
  • On-track for high school graduation
  • Enroll in specialized lab course at the Biopharmaceutical Technology Center

Recommended: Biotechnology-related classes before applying for this program

Recommended: Successfully complete at least one job-show experience prior to applying for this program

Students will attend a specialized lab course at the Biopharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison. on Wednesdays, 4:30-8:30 p.m. throughout the school year.

Students will acquire basic skills pertinent to lab work and techniques in the first year along with the core employability and safety skills.

In the second year, students will further develop testing skills and become proficient in a variety of bioscience tests and applications dependent on their worksite setting.  For additional information check out the youth apprenticeship biotechnology skills checklist.

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