Moorpark College Foundation presents
second forum on Biotechnology
Job Ready Alumni Forum Series to Highlight CE Programs
Moorpark, Calif. (March 16, 2021) –The Moorpark College Foundation is pleased to announce its second Job Ready Alumni Forum focusing on the Biotechnology program at 6 p.m., April 22, 2021.
“This forum will both inform our incoming and current students about the job placement process within our Biotechnology program as a well as celebrate the work that Moorpark College alumni are doing in the pharmaceutical industry in our community,” said John Loprieno, Interim Director of Institutional Advancement, Community Relations, and Marketing.
This hour-long panel discussion with questions and answers is the second of four forums that focus on the Moorpark College Biotechnology program and the lucrative employment opportunities now available in Ventura County.
The conversation will feature three Moorpark College Alumni as they discuss their progression from student, to intern, to full-time employee and will also outline the recently awarded Project STEM Impacto grant that provides incoming Latinx students with many benefits such as a free summer bridge workshop, course-embedded tutoring, financial counseling, mentoring, paid internships and book vouchers. This event is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.
The Moorpark College Foundation Job Ready Alumni Forum is an open discussion series on how alumni found their way to Moorpark College and how the college positioned them for local internships, workforce preparation, and/or transfer to a four-year university. It explores the relationships that exist between Moorpark College and local industries and how these relationships help students transition into the workforce. The intended audience is prospective and current students, returning adult-learners in career transition, or members of the community.
The forum will be hosted by Moorpark College Foundation Board Members Paul Aguilar, Senior Director of Human Resources at Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Samantha Sale, Human Resources Leader at Takada Pharmaceutical. The discussion will be facilitated by Moorpark College Biotechnology Instructor, Subhash Karkare, and will be delivered via Zoom webinar.
“The Moorpark College Biotech program provides great experiences businesses like Thermo Fisher look for when recruiting talent,” said Paul Aguilar. “I encourage students looking to make an impact to explore the program and a career in biotechnology. This forum will provide insights from alumni who have continued their work within the biotechnology industry and hopefully provide you the right information to learn more about the program.”