Creating a Biopharmaceutical Work Force Development Center of Excellence

Pitt Community College
Program Area:
Economic Catalyst Program
County of Applicant:

The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to Pitt Community College to support the creation of the Biopharmaceutical Center of Excellence. The center will serve Patheon, a contract development/ biomanufacturer, which recently purchased DSM in Greenville in addition to several other acquisitions in North Carolina, and other companies. Patheon expressed a need for a better trained workforce in Eastern North Carolina for the Greenville manufacturing site to be successful. Current employment at the former DSM facility in Greenville is 1,025. Patheon expects to create an additional 567 jobs in North Carolina and make a capital investment in the project of $159 million over the next five years. Four Hundred and eighty-eight of these employees are expected to work at the facility in Greenville. Average wages for the new positions will be $54,131 compared to the average Pitt County wage of $34,892. Golden LEAF funds will be used to upgrade the College’s current Technology Enterprise Center with a new clean room, and pay for equipment, supplies, and other expenses necessary to train potential employees in solid dose manufacturing operations.

Dr. Thomas Gould, Ph.D.PO Drawer 7007Greenville, North Carolina 27835-7007(252) 321-4285
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