Open House Saturday, March 21st, 2015 @ 10 AM

Equipment Depot Newsletter March 14, 2014

Our next Open House is Saturday, March 21 2015 at 10 AM. We plan to be there on Friday, March 20th at 10 AM for Prep.

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Everyone,

We did some Spring cleaning last Tuesday. Thanks to Linda, Duane, Matt, Daniel, Innokenti, Daniel M., Auritte, and everyone.

We also discussed format for emails, heavy equipment, and I took some healthy input. The Bio-Link CCSF Depot has grown from small casual family to 630 people, and I have to remenber that. 🙂

The plan this week is to assemble Friday 3/20 for setup at 10 AM to prep and clean unless there are other major shipments.
Dc
David Collins

Inventory Manager

Bio-Link Equipment Depot

City College of San Francisco

Community College Networks for Biotech Education

Speaking to the Southern Governors Association in August 2014, former President Bill Clinton articulated his theme for economic development: “Everywhere in the world and everywhere in America where there are networks of cooperation, good things are happening.”

This spirit of cooperation has led to a community college network of collaboration in biotechnology workforce development beginning with investments by the National Science Foundation in the late 1990s.

In 1998, the NSF established BioLink, an Advanced Technology Education project hosted at the Community College of San Francisco supporting the growing biotech sector.

In 2004, the U. S. Department of Labor, building on the President’s High Growth Job Initiative in the Bush administration, funded the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW) at Forsyth Technical Community College. Though centered in North Carolina, the network extended to other states and cities with biotech strengths – Iowa, New Hampshire, San Diego and Seattle.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-gary-m-green/community-college-network_b_6414346.html?fb_action_ids=10204542626139402&fb_action_types=og.likes

1st class in Environmental Monitoring starting September 11th, 2014

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Foundations of Environmental Monitoring class is starting at San Francisco City College and its the first step to getting an Environmental Monitoring Certificate. This class expands on the successful CCSF Bridge To Biotech program. The Environmental Monitoring Certificate is a dynamic new program which prepares students for entry-level positions in the growing field of environmental monitoring and testing.

Even though CCSF has already started there are still space to start the program. The class starts September 11th.  After getting the certificate, students can get jobs working in places like SF PUC, EPA and private companies like Genentech.

Click here to see the flyer:

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Willy Kwok: August 27, 1946 – August 4, 2013

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August 27, 1946 – August 4, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Willy as director of RAMS Hire-Ability.  He came to us with a vast amount of experience in law but was humble about it and was determined to shift his career towards learning all he could about mental health and job development. I was pleasantly surprised how quickly he learned how to place people with mental health disabilities into jobs. He was able to communicate with business owners and our clients in an honest and caring way. His open and honest approach towards working with people earned respect among his clients, staff, families, treatment providers and employers. His was passionate and sincere about helping those that were less fortunate and it reflected in his enthusiastic approach to his work. Willy was also an ultimate team player and went out of his way to help others on the staff. He would train and guide other staff members and encourage them with his positivity and humor. And on special occasions, he would treat the entire staff to his special and delicious steamed crab!
I will miss you, Willy and thank you for all the work you did to help others and it was an honor to work with you.
–Daniel Michael