Energetic Identity Emphasizes Investment to Cultivate and Diversify State’s Life Sciences Workforce, From Classroom, to Campus, to Career.
Colorado BioScience Institute (The Institute) today announced the launch of its energetic new brand and website, designed to reflect the organization’s leadership in cultivating and diversifying Colorado’s life sciences workforce.
The new brand identity and website centers on ‘spark marks,’ which connect to form a C, emphasizing the Colorado BioScience Institute name and the organization’s work across Colorado’s K-12 classrooms, college campuses and professional careers.
“Our new brand demonstrates how Colorado BioScience Institute invests in the K-12 classroom to spark an interest in STEM, works on campus to connect students and instructors with leaders in our community, and advances professionals in the life sciences community throughout their careers,” said Meg John, Vice President of Colorado BioScience Institute. “It reflects the creativity, commitment, and care our team brings to grow Colorado’s current and future workforce.”
The new website features dedicated classroom, campus, and career sections, highlighting how the organization invests for impact, focusing on programs and experiences with the broadest reach.
Classroom (K-12): Nurturing an early love of science with STEM education programs, with an emphasis on teacher training programs that link classroom concepts to future life sciences careers, benefitting the broadest possible student base.
Campus: Creating a community of students, teachers, and life sciences professionals with hands-on experiences, mentorship opportunities, and career path introductions, that bridge degree programs to professional opportunities.
Career: Advancing professional careers in life sciences, from early career to executive education with career training and professional development programs support workforce growth and advancement.
“Colorado is recognized as a leading location for life sciences talent. Our ongoing investments to build a skilled, diverse workforce supports our growing life sciences community’s need for prepared, knowledgeable workers,” said Elyse Blazevich, President of Colorado BioScience Institute and President & CEO of Colorado BioScience Association. “Most importantly, it empowers people and equips them for success with purpose-driven, high-paying jobs.”
With support from our community and generous individuals, The Institute can ensure the current workforce remains competitive and engage our future talent with purpose-driven, meaningful work. As part of the launch, The Institute is asking Colorado’s life sciences community to support efforts to cultivate and diversify the state’s life sciences workforce with a sponsorship, donation, or commitment to volunteer. Current sponsors and partners include: AGC Biologics, Agilent Technologies, Amgen Foundation, Cooley, Corden Pharma, Fitzsimons Innovation Community, Fisher Scientific, KBI Biopharma, Medtronic Foundation, Nordson, The Anschutz Foundation, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, and Tolmar.
“Tolmar is proud to support Colorado’s current and future life sciences workforce through our partnership with Colorado BioScience Institute,” said Sylvia Robinson, Sylvia Robinson, Ph.D., SPHR
Senior Outreach & Talent Acquisition Partner, Tolmar, Inc. and Colorado BioScience Institute Board Member. “As a Pathways to Early College High Schools Program (P-TECH) partner, our team supports and mentors high school students as they build skills to prepare them for biotechnology manufacturing careers and gain confidence as aspiring professionals. It’s rewarding and exciting to be part of The Institute’s impact.”
The Institute was founded in 2015 by the Colorado BioScience Association to grow the state’s life sciences talent pool.
About Colorado BioScience Institute
Colorado BioScience Institute cultivates and diversifies Colorado’s life sciences workforce, from classroom, to campus, to career. The Institute team nurtures an early love of science with STEM education, engages students and teachers through hands-on experiences, and empowers employees with professional development. The Institute’s leadership in widening the life sciences talent pool supports the state’s economic growth, builds a skilled, diverse workforce to advance health innovation, and elevates people with purpose-driven, high-paying jobs. Learn more: cobioinstitute.org