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Quest: WorkReady Philadelphia biotech program launches at Thomas Jefferson University

By Jacqui Seidel Quest, WorkReady Philadelphia‘s new biotech training program for high school students, launched at Thomas Jefferson University last week. At the event, representatives from partner organizations like the Philadelphia Youth Network, GlaxoSmithKline and The Philadelphia Foundation spoke, said Philadelphia Youth Network spokeswoman Jacqui Seidel. Here are some soundbytes from the event via Seidel: […]

Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson University.
Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson University.

During the launch, students got to use electron microscopes. Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson University.

By Jacqui Seidel

Quest, WorkReady Philadelphia‘s new biotech training program for high school students, launched at Thomas Jefferson University last week.

At the event, representatives from partner organizations like the Philadelphia Youth Network, GlaxoSmithKline and The Philadelphia Foundation spoke, said Philadelphia Youth Network spokeswoman Jacqui Seidel. Here are some soundbytes from the event via Seidel:

“Quest opens up new worlds for me and my fellow classmates such as:  new subjects, new career possibilities in the biotechnology industry, the chance to be on a college campus like Thomas Jefferson University, and the chance to meet amazing people, including our Thomas Jefferson University mentors.” – Kayla Hadley, junior at Roxborough High School and Quest participant

“We must continue to find ways to partner with  investors like GlaxoSmithKline and The Philadelphia Foundation’s so we can diversify resources to help us strengthen career preparation opportunities for Philadelphia’s youth.” – Stephanie Gambone, Vice President of External Relations, Philadelphia Youth Network

Companies: GlaxoSmithKline / Philadelphia Youth Network

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