ABOUT CASTL

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) provides world-class technical skills development and training in life sciences specializing in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. An initiative of the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance, it is a unique partnership between academia, industry, and government to address the future skills needs of Canada’s fast-growing bioscience sector.

CASTL delivers on the economic demand for individuals who are work-ready to enter, thrive and meet the needs of the Canadian bioscience industry. CASTL offers multiple applied learning streams and pathways for individuals to acquire the hands-on technical training, theoretical knowledge, and professional skills to have a successful career in life sciences.

ABOUT CASTL

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) provides world-class technical skills development and training in life sciences specializing in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. An initiative of the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance, it is a unique partnership between academia, industry, and government to address the future skills needs of Canada’s fast-growing bioscience sector.

CASTL delivers on the economic demand for individuals who are work-ready to enter, thrive and meet the needs of the Canadian bioscience industry. CASTL offers multiple applied learning streams and pathways for individuals to acquire the hands-on technical training, theoretical knowledge, and professional skills to have a successful career in life sciences.

Exclusive provider of
NIBRT licensed training

CASTL is the exclusive provider of National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) licensed training programs in Canada. Based in Ireland, NIBRT develops and delivers state-of-the-art training and education programs for the world’s leading biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies and partner academic institutions.

Exclusive provider of
NIBRT licensed training

CASTL is the exclusive provider of National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) licensed training programs in Canada. Based in Ireland, NIBRT develops and delivers state-of-the-art training and education programs for the world’s leading biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies and partner academic institutions.

OUR VISION

CASTL is the recognized leader of talent development in Canada’s world-renowned life sciences sector. CASTL facilitates ongoing collaborative relationships between industry and academia, providing innovative training solutions across the country. CASTL is the talent engine that powers Canada’s biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

WHY CASTL? WHY NOW?

Currently, there is a disconnect between theoretical knowledge and training, and the skills to meet industry needs and support growth. This challenge, coupled with the rapid growth of Canada’s bioscience sector, creates the need for a larger labour pool, and one that is highly-skilled and qualified. CASTL will address these gaps with industry-informed programming consisting of world-class curriculum, hands-on technical training, and real-world performance that will ensure highly skilled and qualified personnel will power the growth and success of Canada’s biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

FOR INDUSTRY

CASTL’s unique training program allows current employees the opportunity to learn and practice complex bioprocessing procedures. Working with our academic partners, CASTL provides students with a pipeline of highly-skilled and qualified employees, who are work-ready. CASTL pairs theoretical knowledge with hands-on technical training and professional skills development, to establish confidence, build job satisfaction and increase retention.

FOR ACADEMIA

CASTL collaborates with post-secondary institutions to support their delivery of bioscience curriculum that is dynamic and industry informed. With a specialization in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, students at participating institutions will have access to industry-informed training giving them a competitive edge and the credentials they need to grow in their careers.

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