BioSciConcepts is a social venture of the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc (BTI), revenues from BioSciConcepts workshops provide some of the funding for BTI's programs. BTI, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a specially skilled, entry-level workforce for Maryland's expanding biotechnology industry by offering tuition-free training to economically disadvantaged but motivated adult Baltimore residents so they may pursue jobs with livable wages, benefits, possibilities for career growth and stability in employment.
The BioSTART to Lab Associates Program at the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc. (BTI) teaches basic laboratory skills. The curriculum combines classroom instruction, hands-on training and on-the-job work experience through internships, enabling BTI's successful graduates to realize employment options and new careers with growth potential, while employers benefit from a stream of ready-for-hire, well-qualified lab technicians. In addition to the technical curriculum required for placement in a lab, BTI's training includes case management and counseling as well as job placement assistance and employment retention support.