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Teknova Partnering with Industry to Train the Workforce Teknova, a Hollister company that makes custom molecular biology media such as buffers and reagents, pre-poured agar plates, dry culture media and media supplements, has made a commitment to help its current and future employees develop their skill sets by providing education at the work site through an innovative partnership with Gavilan College. All Teknova staff are invited to participate in classes, and all are accepted no matter their current education level. The fi rst class, in Biochemistry customized for the needs of the company, ended in August and all participant evaluations were positive. Gavilan is looking forward to more industry partnerships. State of California “Strong Workforce” funding creates new career programs The Stat