PCC Hosting Biotech Awareness Program Oct. 13

Biotechnology students taking measurements while working in lab.

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Biotechnology Department is teaming with BioNetwork and Thermo Fisher Scientific Oct. 13 to host “Family STEM & Career Night.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Pitt’s Walter & Marie Williams Building, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will feature hands-on STEM activities for people of all ages to spotlight the college’s biotechnology program and career options within the biotech field. Pizza will be available to attendees while supplies last.

“North Carolina is home to 790 life sciences industries and is expected to continue expanding over the next decade,” said Courtney Behrle, senior director of engagement for BioNetwork. “These companies need skilled employees, both now and in the future, and we want their first choices to be straight from their local communities.”

Behrle said having representatives on hand from a nearby life science industry, like Thermo Fisher, will help attendees “see a direct pathway” from education to the workplace.

To gauge the level of interest in “Family STEM & Career Night,” Behrle said prospective attendees are asked to pre-register by visiting https://bit.ly/PCCSTEMNIGHT.