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Get Energized! Powering the Future with Green STEM Education                               

May 15, 1:00PM-4:00PM, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. The Boston STEM Network and the Boston Youth Environmental Network invite you to an afternoon dedicated to teaching about sustainability, renewable energy, and clean technology concepts and careers! There will be hands-on demonstrations from companies and organizations, conversations with green STEM professionals, breakout sessions, and a keynote address from Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Director of the Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts.

Skilled Careers In Life Sciences Initiative                                                                             

The SCILS Initiative is a 4 year $5 million project led by the Boston Office of Jobs and Community Services (JCS) on behalf of the Metro Boston region. Funded in April 2012 by an H1B Technical Skills Training grant from the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, the SCILS Initiative will improve career opportunities for residents of the Greater Boston area and provide a more highly trained life science workforce for our healthcare and biotechnology sectors. The Initiative will target occupations such as Biological Technicians and Medical Lab Technicians and support occupational training, contextualized learning, customized training, program development and the recruitment, case management and placement of eligible participants.

Visit the SCILS website to find out more about the initiative and training opportunities to begin a career as a Biological Technician or Medical Lab Technician!