If anyone is interested in applying for the certificate program that UCCB is offereing to help you get a job at the new Pharmacutical plant you should be aware that you have to have a Bachelor of Sciece Degree or Engineering Degree before you can get into the Program. If anyone has any other info for those who are qualified please keep us informed.
The Organization building the plant is Keata Pharma Inc., a contract pharmaceutical manufacturing company. The company provides formulation development, testing services and the manufacturing and packaging of products in solid and liquid dosage forms. Keata’s long-term goal is to produce more technologically challenging products and develop capabilities in other dosage forms, such as suppositories, topicals and injectables.
They expect up to 165 jobs "over" the next three years but plan to begin operations in early 2006.
Keata's parent company, PharmEng Technologies, also plans to open up an office in Cape Breton which will employ an additional 12 employees. PharmEng is a consulting firm based out of Toronto.
The total start up cost of the Keata project is $12.5 million, and includes construction of a new 35,000 square foot facility, equipment, regulatory compliance and marketing. The plant will be operational early in 2006. To assist with costs, the CBGF and ECBC are investing a total of $6.25 million by way of repayable loans.
NSBI will assist the company in the creation of new jobs through a payroll rebate of up to $3,590,800. Performance based, the NSBI payroll rebate will be paid annually over a period of five years as job creation goals are achieved. The agreement provides for incentives for up to 300 jobs.
The total cost of launching the Cape Breton University certificate program is $500,000. CBU will receive a non-repayable contribution of $375,000 through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program (BDP). In addition, PharmEng will receive a non-repayable contribution of $125,000 through ECBC.
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Is that what she does? I think you may have told me that before but I forgot. If I hear of anything in the way of applications being taken I'll let you know. In the meantime, maybe Newshound would have more info, or access to it?
The company did have a course being put on at CBU for their potential staff. Maybe if she checked out the CBU site?
Thanks IAMCAPER! I think if she had the chance to move back home she would jump on it in a flash. Problem is, that would leave me working at Birds Eye View Recycling Depot on Pond Rd. in Sydney Mines for minimum wage. Not much work in my profession in Cape Breton.