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The Life Sciences Talent Accelerator is a training program designed to launch the next generation of industry-ready talent for the Canadian Life Sciences sector. 


This program combines hands-on internship experience with training courses, live seminars, and an immersive role-playing training environment.

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"Becoming industry-ready within the life sciences sector requires more than just an internship." 

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​Our Program

The life sciences industry is a complex and highly regulated industry that requires new talent to acquire specialized knowledge and skills that cannot be provided by interning alone. 


The Life Sciences Talent Accelerator Program combines hands-on internship experience with training courses, live seminars, and an immersive role-playing training environment. This specialized training environment will introduce incoming talent to life science technologies in the biomanufacturing industry as well as current processes utilized by Ontario-based biomanufacturing professionals

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Phase 1

The first phase is exposure to the life sciences industry through various seminars and a Hackathon. Seminars in this program will be presented by industry leaders, and will better prepare talent with the foundational skills, knowledge and experience for a career in the life sciences industry.

Phase 2

During the second phase, participants will take the online, self-paced training program with the goal of preparing them for placement with Ontario-based life science companies, effectively transitioning them into the industry.  



​Program Benefits

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With a central focus on producing industry-ready talent, the Life Sciences Talent Accelerator program will position participants for a rewarding career in Ontario’s life sciences industry. 


This evidence-based program was created through consultations with industry experts to ensure that trainees would receive the most in-demand skills for careers in the life sciences industry. 


Graduates are well prepared to work for Canadian life sciences companies across the spectrum including startups, large companies and multinationals. 

Diverse

Life Sciences talent of many different backgrounds come to the program with unique perspectives and a breadth of knowledge and experience. Participants in the program will benefit from the exposure to a wide range of views, ideas and approaches

Collaborative

Throughout the program, talent collaborate with industry professionals, academics and talent from many different universities, giving them hands-on experience engaging in practice as part of a larger team. 


State of the Art

Talent will gain hands-on experience through an immersive role-playing environment where participants will be guided by a virtual professor who will provide an interactive walkthrough of Ontario-based biomanufacturing facilities.


​Year at a Glance

Program Overview

The Life Sciences Talent Accelerator is a training program designed to launch the next generation of industry-ready talent for the Canadian Life Sciences sector. The program is a collaboration between BioTalent Canada, Toronto Metropolitan University, Sheridan College, Life Sciences Ontario, Mississauga Board of Trade, and the City of Mississauga.


Participants from the Life Sciences Talent Accelerator will receive industry-specific exposure, training and experiential learning to help them effectively transition to employment in Ontario’s Biomanufacturing and Life Sciences sector, providing much-needed talent to this vital industry.

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Hands-on Experience

  • The Life Sciences Talent Accelerator prepares talent for employment within the vital Ontario Life Sciences industry. 
  • Talent will participate in live seminars, complete training courses, and gain hands-on experience through an immersive role-playing training environment. 

Digital Badges

  • The Life Sciences Talent Accelerator’s Industry-readiness courses provide essential skills and knowledge for careers in the biomedical and life sciences industry. 
  • Upon successful completion of the modules, talent will be awarded digital badges recognized by industry professionals. 

Industry Exposure

  • During the two phases of the Life Sciences Talent Accelerator program, participants will be exposed to the life sciences industry through various seminars, a Hackathon and an online, self-paced training program.
  • Graduates will be prepared for placement with Ontario-based life science companies, effectively transitioning them into the industry.

"Graduates are well prepared to work for Canadian life sciences companies across the spectrum.

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