Biocom - Life Sciences Association of California
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Classes Start January 2017

What is the Introductory Life Science Experience (ILSE) Program?
  • 2 weeks of lab skills and work readiness training (no experience necessary)
  • 160 hours paid internship in a biotech company
  • High school diploma or GED assistance (as needed)
  • One-on-one case management services
  • College or technical/vocational school enrollment assistance
  • Employment search assistance
Who is the ILSE Program for?
  • Individuals not enrolled in school (GED or Adult Ed students qualify)
  • Individuals who are high school or college graduates or dropouts
  • Individuals living in high crime / low income area
  • Individuals in foster care (currently or previously)
  • Individuals who are pregnant or parenting 
General Eligibility*
  • Right to Work in U.S.
  • Must be between ages 17-24
  • Must have valid Social Security Number
  • Must qualify as Out-of-School Youth or low income, as defined by the Workforce Investment & Opportunity Act.

Cannot be enrolled in current WIOA program.

* For detailed list on eligibility criteria, please email or call 858-455-0300 x 4162.

What are the requirements after I am accepted into the program?

  • Must participate in the mandatory workshops & trainings
  • Must participate in and complete a 160 hour internship

Interested in participating in the ILSE Program?

Submit completed application, letter of recommendation, and provide all supporting documents to the Program & Data Coordinator. Please email or call 858-455-0300 x 4162

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