Across a variety of careers and industries, skill standards offer an essential set of expectations that help define what workers need to know and do to succeed. As educators prepare students for their careers of choice, these standards provide an effective framework for developing courses, learning best practices, and identifying industry-specific benchmarks for success. The 2016 Core Skill Standards for Bioscience Technicians Toolkit highlights a set of core technical competencies and skills that are shared across the Bioscience Lab, Biomanufacturing, and Medical Device domains of the bioscience industry. These Skill Standards were developed to answer the question: What do all bioscience technicians need to know and be able to do in order to work in the diverse and ever-changing life science industry? In this 32-page publication, readers will find the complete list of Core skill standards, as well as references to previous sets of bioscience skill standards.