Apprenticeships

About the Program

Our apprenticeships are open to work-ready adults, and we encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. While previous scientific background is not required, applicants must meet the following criteria:

To apply, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older and hold a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have legal authorization to work in the U.S.

What Does a Bioscience Industry Technician Do?

Bioscience industry technicians play a crucial role in producing biotechnological products. Their duties include overseeing manufacturing processes, maintaining equipment, ensuring quality control, thorough documentation, and following safety protocols. These professionals are vital for upholding efficiency, quality, and safety in the biomanufacturing industry.

Visit our Careers in Bioscience page to learn more.

How to Apply

Step 1: Fill out this brief interest form to receive an invitation to an upcoming information session.
Step 2: Attend or watch an online info session to learn more about how the Access Bio Apprenticeship Program works and determine if it aligns with your goals and interests.
Step 3: Complete an online application, covering questions about your background and career goals.
Step 4: Take an aptitude test to ensure program readiness.
Step 5: Participate in an admissions interview so that you can learn more about us, and we can learn more about you.
Step 6: Interview with potential employer(s).

Program Details

  • Begin your journey in late July with a two-week readiness training, including program orientation and initial technical instruction (online classroom component).
  • Receive a weekly stipend of $500 during the two-week induction period.
  • Start training with your employer in August at an hourly training wage (as well as benefits and PTO), with the rate increasing to at least $21 by the end of the one-year program.
  • Access on-the-job support from a peer mentor.
  • Benefit from ongoing guidance throughout the program from Oregon Bio’s Apprenticeship Success Manager.
  • Earn wage increases as you master competencies.
  • Complete 2000 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) and 144 hours of supplemental instruction.
  • Graduate with a portable, nationally recognized credential and potential for a permanent job offer.

Bio Apprenticeship Overview

Questions?

Feel free to reach out to us at apprenticeship@oregonbio.org. We’re here to support you every step of the way.