BEVERLY – The North Shore Technology Council (NSTC) announces that it is partnering with the North Shore Workforce Investment Board (North Shore WIB) to help the WIB learn more about the specific workforce training needs of the biotechnology and technology manufacturing industries, as well as those of the services firms that support technology industries.”The North Shore Technology Council’s knowledge and business connections are proving invaluable in helping us align our programs with the special needs of technology employers,” said Mary W. Sarris, executive director of the North Shore Workforce Investment Board. “By working with the council, we gathered valuable input about the workforce needs of the region’s leading biotechnology and technology manufacturing employers, as well as the service businesses that support technology companies.””The biotechnology and technology manufacturing industries are highlighted as critical to our region in our recently completed Labor Market Blueprint. Guided by the NSTC studies, our North Shore Career Centers and the WIB will be collaborating with local education institutions, government agencies, and other organizations like the NSTC on meeting today’s and tomorrow’s training and development needs of the technology workforce, continued Sarris.””Our work for the North Shore WIB is an example of how the NSTC works to encourage the growth of technology businesses and further technology job expansion, ultimately supporting the economic health of the entire region, said NSTC president Tom Cheatham, U.S. operations project director for Aspider Solutions. “We look forward to an active and ongoing partnership with the North Shore WIB.”For the assessments, the North Shore Technology Council assembled firms from each of the industry study groups. It also introduced the North Shore Workforce Investment Board to NSTC member Ellen Kaplan, principal of PossibilitiesWork, to facilitate the industry group focus groups and report on the findings.