How do human resource professionals determine if a job candidate has the skills they need to perform well in a certain job?
Imagine you're working in a company and it's your job to hire people for the lab. What if you've never worked in a lab? How do you choose the best person?
Human resources personnel use a variety of methods to determine if a candidate's resume provides evidence that they have the right skills. One achievement that helps is a college degree, but it's not always enough. In some... Read more
Dr Porter sent me an article on a possible new trend in hiring biotechicians. Companies are now going back to students with a 4 year degree. Interestingly we are seeing the same thing in Austin ---at least in the companies that are being bought by larger companies whose HR are out of state. One of our two year students, Isabel James, is now going back to UT to get her 4 year degree because of this trend. She will find that UT is actually offering less lab instruction in upper division courses -while in the two year ACC Biotech Program... Read more
Can you show up to work on time? Everyday? Can you pass a drug test? Are you able to work well on a team? Can you dress properly for an interview and make eye contact. How's your handshake - firm and confident, or wimpy and lack-luster?. Can you demonstrate good communication skills?
Essential skills. Soft skills. Twenty-first century skills. Workforce ready skills. No matter what you call them, today's employers want them. Now. Regardless of the job you are looking for, these interpersonal skills weigh heavy in an employer's hiring decision. Technical skills may get you an interview, but... Read more
Contributors: Janeu Houston and Danny Kainer, Lonestar College; Bridgette Kirkpatrick and Carole Twichell, Collin College
Introduction to Biotechnology I and II are highly rigorous courses that offer students a balance of theoretical concepts and practical laboratory skills development. Course descriptions are below.
Introduction to Biotechnology I BIOL 1414
Course Description: Overview of classical genetics, DNA structure, the flow of genetic information, DNA replication, gene transcription, protein translation. Principles of major molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques, including restriction enzymes and their uses, major types of cloning vectors, construction of libraries, Southern and Northern... Read more
Check out the article in Rivard Report "SA-Based INCELL’s Innovation to Fuel Biomanufacturing Market". They are leading the way in regenerative medicine. We need to lead the way in developing a cell culture certificate that produces technicians that help her lead the way and others in this area. Read more
There is a new group in town, ASCN, Accelerating Systemic Change Network. I attended the first meeting two weeks ago and realized everything they were talking about is what we are trying to do in Texas and Kentucky! Read more