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Workforce Development

Talent. Growth. Success.

The life sciences industry in South Carolina is growing rapidly, and its leaders are seeking the best talent in the nation to accelerate their growth and success. At SCbio, we work to provide a robust platform of resources and services.

SCbio works directly with employers and a talented pool of industry professionals to provide and enhance a dedicated recruiting channel, networking activities, tools to help companies market themselves to available talent, plus career development resources, information and more. Quarterly taskforce sessions bring industry professionals and academic leaders together to find solutions to workforce related challenges.

Workforce Related Highlights & Activities:

  • SCbio Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing Pilot Certificate:  This 4-5 week course educates students about the basics of the life science industry, including topics like introduction to quality systems (ISO 13485), basic industrial measuring tools, good documentation practices and more.
  • Student-Industry Engagement Sessions:  Led by SCbio interns, these sessions bring college students and industry professionals together.  Students learn about the career pathways in SC as well as opportunities to hone their resumes, interviewing skills and more.   Industry leaders get to know their future workforce and market their companies.
  • Rad Lab:  A free-to-play mobile video game designed to provide South Carolina’s middle and high school-aged youth+ – specifically in under-resourced communities – awareness of and proficiencies in careers related to life sciences, and the regionally-specific pathways to get there. (Learn more on our Community & Education page)

SCbio Academic Partners

Team SCbio strives to provide an engaging environment, along with endless opportunities for students of all ages. With the help of these academic partners students are able to learn, grow, and succeed.

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.