About BTI

MD Labor Secretary Schulz Visits BTI

Sec. Schulz with BTI’s BioStart to Laboratory Associates class and Program Director Dr. Wayne Butscher, as she learns the basics of pipetting.

Sec. Schulz with BTI’s BioStart to Laboratory Associates class and Program Director Dr.
Wayne Butscher, as she learns the basics of pipetting.

The BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc. (BTI) was founded in 1998 as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, to fill a need for specialty scientific training of entry-level biotechnicians for employment in Maryland’s rapidly expanding biotechnology industry. The BTI Laboratory Associates Program provides tuition-free training in basic laboratory skills to bright, ambitious, unemployed and under-employed Maryland residents. A combination of classroom instruction, and on-the-job work experience, enables BTI’s successful graduates to realize employment options, while employers benefit from a stream of ready-for-hire, well-qualified lab technicians.

In addition, BTI serves biotech employers by providing fee-based workshops in relevant science topics through BioSciConcepts, BTI’s social venture offering training to industry professionals.  The workshops are designed to teach participants using both lecture and hands-on laboratory instruction. This teaching method enables clients to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and laboratory, and use it in their workplaces. BioSciConcepts is also a source for customized training programs to augment and update the skills of companies’ existing employees.

Contact BioSciConcepts for further information about designing specialized training at your company or at BTI’s facilities. All revenues from BioSciConcepts workshops support BTI in its mission to provide tuition-free training to motivated un and under employed Baltimore residents to pursue a career in Maryland’s growing biotech industry.


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