Experience Biotechnology – The Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge Developing talent for the future

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For Canada to make the most of the abundant opportunities emerging from the bio-economy, it requires one thing above all others: a deep, broad pool of capable talent. Education, training and skills development all play their parts in cultivating that talent, but equally important is experience. Employers routinely assert their need for candidates who have a practical sense of what it’s like to work in a real-world biotechnology environment. The Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge gives high-school students the opportunity to gain that experience—and gives mentors and employers the opportunity to shape the talent required for tomorrow’s success.