Quincy College biotech program to be featured on CNBC

July 3, 2014

By Patriot Ledger Staff

PatriotLedger.com

QUINCY – Quincy College’s new biotechnology and compliance program will be featured on the CNBC news network on Thursday.

Crews from CNBC have been on the Quincy College campus this week to gather information about the school’s revitalized biotech and compliance program, which launched last year and is expected to help prepare students for the growing number of jobs in the life sciences industry.

The college’s program, offering associate degrees and certificate training, is based in a new 1,600-square-foot laboratory on the school’s Quincy Center campus.

The biotech program is being highlighted as part of CNBC’s “Where the Jobs Are” series. It will be featured on the CNBC program “Squawk Box” at 6 a.m. Thursday and then on “Nightly Business Report” at 6:30 p.m.

Quincy College is asking people to go on Twitter and tweet #QConCNBC as they’re watching the segments.

The school’s new biotech and compliance lab, in Saville Hall, was paid for with money from a $3 million federal grant. The grant also went toward curriculum development, the purchasing of equipment and supplies, and additions to the faculty.

The program also received a $100,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, a state-funded agency.