IBIOIC'S SKILLS FOR INDUSTRY DAY RETURNS FOR 3RD YEAR

Your input is required.

Your input is required. The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre’s (IBioIC) annual Skills for Industry Day returns on Friday 5th May in Glasgow to work in close consultation with attendees around the future of its skills programme and CPD training provision within the IB sector.

As an attendee, you will bring an all-important ‘voice’ to the event helping to shape the educational needs of the IB industry to ensure the availability of a skilled workforce.

IBioIC was set up to help drive the creation of 1500 jobs and boost Scotland’s economy, generating an estimated turnover of between £2bn and £3bn by 2030. With close to 100 organisations signed up to IBioIC’s membership, £8.1M invested in over 30 projects, and over 100 students participating in its skills programmes, the Centre is making a considerable headway in cementing industrial biotechnology (IB) as a key sector for Scotland.

One of the Centre’s greatest achievements has been attracting the IB community to participate in its events programme to share insights, challenges and solutions for the future. IBioIC’s Annual Conference – attracting an audience in excess of 400 is now recognised as one of the best go-to IB events in the UK calendar; Making Connections – a free member to member speed networking event designed to forge new collaborations; and Skills for Industry – an event which aims to strengthen existing collaborations between employers from the industrial biotechnology (IB) sector, facilitate new links and inform new educational programmes and STEM outreach activities..

This year’s Skills event will feature facilitated workshops on: core & soft skills development; graduate attributes for a successful biotech career; partnership working as well as presentations from Glasgow Clyde College – discussing the new HND in Industrial Biotechnology and the potential to pull out bespoke CPD modules for employees working in the IB sector; as well as Skills Development Scotland, discussing the new Apprenticeship Levy introduced by UK government to gauge the appetite for this within the Chemical and Life Sciences industry.

If you are an employer working in the IB sector, FE college rep and or careers adviser working in the STEM area, we encourage you to attend this event and offer your input on the current and future programme.

To register, go to: https://www.engage.strath.ac.uk/event/403