20 May 2022
MTPConnect’s Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) Initiative has launched 11 new industry training courses/programs with seven new industry partners for 2022-23. The new programs are featured in an updated edition of its courses brochure and online.
Since it started in 2020, the REDI Initiative has gone from strength to strength and now boasts 20 industry partners and supports more than 40 training programs.
The MTPConnect REDI Skills Gaps Analysis Reports identified 81 skills gaps, where there was a deep dive into 24 skills gaps being identified as having Capability gaps – existing workforce requires upskilling or training, Experience gaps – lack of experience in the existing workforce, and Capacity
gaps – lack of supply of workforce in the sector.
Building key capabilities in the workforce
REDI Director Jarrod Belcher says the new training and development programs announced offer a raft of opportunities, many highly subsidised, that will benefit people in the sector and provide a wider range of relevant workforce initiatives to build people’s capabilities.
“We have introduced 11 new programs from our seven new partners, which plug the gaps of capability, experience and capacity that our Skills Gaps Analysis Reports pinpointed,” Mr Belcher said.
REDI training in 2022 and into 2023 includes courses and programs in advanced manufacturing and supply chain, business operations, clinical trials, health data and cyber security, product development and commercialisation skills, industry fellowships/internships, and industry mentoring.
“It’s great to see these training programs on offer to provide hands on experience for people and help companies and their staff to prepare for and achieve commercialisation for their initiatives and products,” he said.
Nimble and effective
The updated brochure includes a handy QR code to make it easy to find out more about each course or program, register your interest or book a place.
“As REDI continues to work with and meet the MTP sector’s workforce needs, in a nimble and effective way, I’m looking forward to seeing all the training courses take place over the next six months and into 2023 to enrich and expand the skills and knowledge in the sector,” Mr Belcher said.
Funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), REDI supports programs all along the MTP manufacturing value chain for students, researchers, clinicians, engineers, MTP professionals, from across the sector including medical research institutes, universities, start-ups, and small-to-medium enterprises to multinationals.