On Thursday, April 25th, AGC Biologics welcomed U.S. Congresswoman, representing Washington’s 1st District, Suzan DelBene to our global headquarters in Seattle, WA. The purpose of Congresswoman DelBene’s visit was to highlight our high school internship program, Project BioPath, a first of its kind offering designed to give high school students hands-on training, real-world work experience and a pathway to job opportunities at AGC Biologics and other biotechnology companies. We are proud and excited about the success and visibility this project is gaining and Congresswoman DelBene’s visit was an inspiration for us to continue investing in the talent of tomorrow.
During the visit, Congresswoman DelBene dressed the part with appropriate lab attire while she talked with our interns and AGC Biologics supervisors in the lab. With a smile on her face, she asked many questions about them and their experiences in the program. She also learned about our partnerships in developing the program with Edmonds School District and Life Science Washington.
Having Congresswoman DelBene visit us so quickly after the Governor’s visit is a testament to the work we are doing with Project BioPath. It has been rewarding to hear how the program is positively affecting our interns and their managers. After both of these visits, our interns are even more excited to be a part of this trailblazing effort. The program is currently in its pilot phase and the full program will officially launch this Fall 2019.
Thank you to everyone who continues to support Project BioPath’s success.