Midlands Tech students complete pilot life sciences program.

Midlands Technical College has become first in South Carolina to introduce a new SCBIO Life Sciences Pharmaceutical Manufacturing certificate program.

The inaugural class completed the 48-hour curriculum, developed in conjunction with SCBIO and in partnership with industry leaders, on May 6. The certificate is the first of several planned for rollout over the next 12 months, including a program nearing launch at Greenville Technical College, according to a news release.

Highlights of the program include an overview of the pharmaceutical industry; introduction to quality assurance principles; a regulatory overview; documentation practices and measurement skills; and 12 hours towards an Essential Skills for the Workplace certificate.

"Midlands Technical College is proud to be the educational partner for this pilot program that supports the life science industry, a high-growth industry in the Palmetto State. We are always interested in providing our community with the education needed to be successful in the workforce," Ryan Hemby, MTC business solutions director, said in the release.

Tuition for the program is covered by industry partners. Those interested in registering for upcoming classes should visithttps://midlandstech.formstack.com/forms/scbio.

The pilot program, the first of its kind in South Carolina offered by the Technical College System, reflects the growing demand for skilled workers in the life sciences industry, which has...

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