CBIA BizCast host Ali Warshavsky speaks with Steve Weiss, vice president of human resources at New Haven-based biopharma company Arvinas.

Arvinas is one of a number of bioscience companies participating in the Sprint Initiative—Student Program to Ready Interns for Next-Generation Talent.

Launched by the New Haven Regional Bioscience Collaborative, the program is designed to provide real-world job experience for students attending colleges and universities in Connecticut.

Weiss said students will intern at a bioscience company, with an option to focus on areas like IT or accounting if they aren’t studying the life sciences. 

“We definitely see New Haven specifically as a biotech hub and we want to be a part of that growth and attract that talent and retain that talent to the area,” he said.

The program coincides with the Life Science Sprints in Connecticut campaign, designed to increase visibility and boost the growth of the state’s bioscience industry.

The collaborative was launched last May by the Governor's Workforce Council, with industry leadership and support provided by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

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