Evaluation of the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (c3bc): Final Report
Among the critical factors to sustaining growth in the bioscience industry is the availability of education and workforce development programs that can provide the industry with a skilled workforce for the present and future. In response to this need, the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials (cᶟbc) was formed. Led by Forsyth Technical Community College (Forsyth Tech), the Consortium was comprised of 12 colleges in eight states. In fall 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded Forsyth Tech a Round Two Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant for cᶟbc’s activities. Forsyth Tech selected Abt Associates (Abt) as the third-party evaluator through a competitive procurement process. Abt began its evaluation activities in winter 2013.