The Workforce Development Center (WDC) provides companies with custom workplace learning solutions to develop incumbent worker skills that leads to improved on-the-job performance and supports the achievement of business goals.

Through customized and off-the-shelf learning solutions, the WDC is positioned to meet the training and development needs of your workforce - from frontline staff to supervisors and managers. We partner with training providers such as AchieveGlobal, Development Dimensions International, vLeader, and others to bring you quality programs that achieve results. Additionally, we create workforce programs that support a variety of objectives. These include:

Cambridge BioMedical Careers Program

This nine-month certificate program trains and job-place man and women in entry-level positions in biotechnology-related employment.  Graduates can look forward to securing the following positions: Laboratory Technicians, Laboratory Assistants, Manufacturing Associates, Research Assistants, Clinical Lab Assistants, Quality Control Technicians, and Animal Care Technicians.

Electric Power Utility Technology Program

In partnership with NSTAR, Bunker Hill Community College, and Local 369 UWUA, qualified students can achieve an accredited two-year Associate Science degree in Electronic Technology: Electric Power Utility Technology Program.  Students who successfully complete the program requirements may be considered for available positions at NSTAR or an NSTAR qualified contractor.

View more information on the EPUT program.

Preparing for a Career in the Life Sciences Industry Seminar Series

The Workforce Development Center is pleased to offer a series of six seminars to undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students considering a transition from academia to the private sector. The seminars are designed to give students a first-hand look at the business of biotechnology. Participants may enroll in one or more seminars. Each seminar is six hours long. Students will acquire the language and framework of the biotechnology business needed to hit the ground running once they are hired.

If you’re interested in enrolling, please see your career counselor.

Making the JUMP from Academics to Industry

Basic Documentation

Introduction to Intellectual Property

Introduction to Regulatory Affairs

Laboratory Management

Project Management