Later today, Dr. Susan Windham Bannister, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, will ask the center's board to approve a number of workforce development programs including matching funds for intern positions at life science companies.
Tuesday at Worcester State College, she told those attending a panel discussion on workforce and education concerns related to the biomedical, biotechnology and health care industries that today she would be presenting the matching grant program for up to 200 interns, along with other workforce development programs, to the board.
"If a company creates an intern position but can't afford the stipend, we will also fund positions such as those," Windham-Bannister said.
The center's web site will be the clearinghouse for the new program's applications should the program gain approval today, she said.
The center's board meets at 3 p.m. at 1 Ashburton Place in Boston.