It has been widely recognized by employers, educators and researchers alike that the knowledge-based education offered at four-year colleges is failing to prepare students with relevant skills for the 21st century workplace. In the biosciences, this “skills gap” is particularly evident in the large numbers of college graduates who lack the ability to navigate a laboratory, implement current techniques, plan practical procedures and troubleshoot technical outcomes.
At Pathways to Stem Cell Science we are working to tackle these problems by offering real-world lab training taught by experienced industry scientists in professional facilities. Participating college students enjoy the rare opportunity to plan, implement and analyze an array of critical lab procedures – learning both hands-on techniques and essential work-based skills. Our courses also help more experienced students to hone their existing skills and earn professional training certificates that appeal to future employers.
We prepare students for a variety of down-stream applications from diagnostics and research, to technical support and postgraduate education – using the same approach and curriculum as professional industry training programs. Our students learn contemporary methods for deriving, culturing and manipulating human stem cells, in addition to broadly applicable techniques that are highly sought after by many bioscience employers. Students immediately notice the difference between our real-world preparatory programs and their instructional college-lab courses, when they enter the workplace with confidence and new found technical abilities.
The hands-on training is complemented with lecture-discussions that present a theoretical overview of the laboratory techniques and how they are implemented in the real-world. We also provide a certificate of completion, career guidance, ongoing protocol updates and support with troubleshooting problems after entering a professional laboratory.
With our easy registration and affordable tuition, any student can simply sign up and attend college training at Pathways to Stem Cell Science. Whether you’re an undergraduate student aiming to improve your resume or a postgraduate student looking to get the most out of your graduate research project, we can help you improve your technical skills and research outcomes.
We use a range of professional teaching methods like lecture-discussions, research-style seminars, hands-on labs and experimental planning
We prepare students with the skills, knowledge and career education needed to pursue biotech careers
Our students learn hands-on in a biotech research incubator using professional lab equipment
Our students receive guidance from professional scientists who understand what it takes to forge successful science careers
We provide continuing support through letters of recommendation, career counseling, technical updates and alumni resources
Our students learn validated protocols that are optimized for a variety of technical and research applications
We teach broadly applicable skills and specialized procedures required across all bioscience fields
Our students receive personalized training and mentorship in small classes with an average student to teacher ratio of 5:1
Our students enjoy the unique opportunity to meet with scientists from academia, industry and medicine
We offer certificates of completion and career development experiences that appeal to biotech employers
Gain professional lab skills through one of our unique courses