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WPI’s Corporate and Professional Education group works with companies and individuals to offer a variety of targeted training programs, designed to have a direct and timely impact in your day to day business. 

Whether it’s a one-day workshop or a technical short course, our highly flexible offerings can be delivered at your corporate site, here at our Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC), or through a combination of online and onsite learning. With our hands-on workshops and training, your employees gain relevant skills and tools that can be immediately applied in the workforce for a moderate investment of your time and money. Continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded.

One highlight of our on-campus educational offerings is our Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC), a unique facility that allows for a truly immersive training experience in biomanufacturing, all done in state-of-the-art, pilot-scale labs. 

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Now Enrolling! January 19-22, 2021

This workshop will help you understand and use GD&T, the universal engineering language on engineering drawings. Your new skills, applicable to any manufactured product, will eliminate many of the communication problems prevalent in the design-to-manufacturing cycle. Register today for this informative workshop, delivered conveniently online. 

Open Enrollment Programs for Individuals

We offer several skill-building programs on or near our Worcester campus to individuals who are seeking to expand or develop new skills. 

Custom Corporate Workshops

Our custom corporate training programs are developed to fit the needs of your workforce. These programs are offered on-site at your company to a group of your employees. Our subject matter experts with years of experience work with you to customize the program to address your unique training needs. These training programs are available for groups of 8 to 24 people. Programs are priced at a flat rate per day of training and are most cost effective with larger groups.

Specific areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:


Technical Short Courses

  • Process Improvement
  • Lean/Six Sigma/Greenbelt
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Design Tools
  • Finance for Non-financial Managers
  • Building Your Business Case
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing*
  • Vaccines: From Concept to Immunization
  • Systems Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Power Systems Management
  • UX/UI – User Interface & Design

*Also available for individual open enrollment

Other topics available – contact us to customize a program

If you are interested in speaking with someone to discuss the training needs of your team, please contact us and one of our team will be happy to answer your questions about custom training solutions for your company.   ​

Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center at WPI 

The BETC is an innovative partnership between academia and industry that creates customized workforce development solutions for forward-thinking biotechnology companies across the region and around the world. The first of its kind in New England, the 10,000-square-foot facility is where theory is put into practice and hands-on training fosters real growth. Some of the world’s foremost biotechnology and biopharmaceutical firms—those that recognize the unique value of a highly trained technical staff—have benefited from our programs.

Visit the BETC website

Professional Development and Graduate Education Partnerships

WPI partners with organizations to provide professional development and graduate education opportunities.

Learn More About the Partnerships

The project management certificate program is a great mix of real-world examples, theory, and group work. I look forward to applying what I have learned back at the office.
Andrew Hastings
Constant Contact
Our relationship with WPI is unique because they really take what we want and find a way to make it happen. They’re very accommodating and they’ve never really said no. They listen to the true needs of the workforce, our employees, and Biogen.
Danielle Thompson-Reynolds
Manager of Performance Development Manufacturing

Workforce Training Fund

The Workforce Training Fund is a state fund financed entirely by Massachusetts employers, and enacted into law in July 1998. Its purpose is to provide resources to Massachusetts businesses and workers to train current and newly hired employees. View our Frequently Asked Questions and see if you may qualify.