A grant to help train military service members in Texas and North Carolina for biopharmaceutical manufacturing careers has been approved by the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL).
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and several educational and industry partners requested more than $400,000 for the initiative. It’s one of 14 to be funded this year by NIIMBL as part of its Project Call 3.1 program.
Dubbed Military Service Members in Biopharma Manufacturing (MSMBM), the initiative will provide targeted technical training to complement the leadership and other soft skills learned in the military. It will help prepare a minimum of 50 service members, veterans and military spouses for biopharma manufacturing jobs.