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Expanding the bootcamp model

Apply SW bootcamp model to other areas relevant to Biotech.

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Software bootcamps have become a popular for people to get a foot in the door in the tech space.  They are viewed as a conduit for teaching skills that will help students obtain lucrative jobs.   Why can we expand this paradigm to teach industry-specific skills such as quality assurance, regulatory, clinical or the biotech industry?  I envision this program could partner with biotech companies to sponsor 'capstone' projects for students.  Students, in turn, would be able to network into companies and gain valuable experience.

Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine higher education to support the needs of tomorrow?

This bootcamp could work for young adults looking to make a career change or enter the work force..

This idea emerged from:

  • An individual

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Insight on success of bootcamps. Could this bootcamp also be useful for high school grads that do not pursue college degrees?

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Would employers be willing to hire bootcamp grads

Tell us about your work experience:

I have worked in the biotech space and also taught at the high school and university levels.


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Photo of Jawad Ali

Cool idea...I think there's potential in short amounts of time with high intensity training and motivation. We had a surgery bootcamp before residency that was a few weeks but did a tremendous amount to prepare us for our upcoming job.

Your concept of partnering biotech and capstone projects has a lot of parallels to the MedTech Innovation Course we're piloting! Would be great to get your insights.

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