On Saturday, April 7, teachers from a variety of regional Community Colleges gathered at Pasadena City College for training in a GMP/Quality 3-hour introductory workshop developed by the Southern California Biotechnology Center.
The workshop is designed to give students a hands-on experience with basic concepts and procedures associated with GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) and quality management systems that employers list as skills that can open doors to employment in the biotechnology industry.
Students make microwave popcorn under GMP conditions, following Standard Operating Procedures and work processes in an effort to create a batch that will pass QC testing.
Based on their training session on April 7, the instructors are now well prepared to introduce this simple yet effective workshop into their curriculum.
Trainer Nikita Malavia, PhD and her ‘students’ had a wonderful time, as can be seen from the photos below (courtesy of Dr. Terri Quenzer, Statewide Sector Navigator for Life Sciences/Biotechnology in California).
Special thanks are due to Wendie Johnston (die-hard and dedicated Director of the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator) and Aron Kamajaya (Instructor, Pasadena City College) Thank you, Wendie, for all of your hard work in the region! Thank you, Aron, for doing so much to make this workshop a success!