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Scale Facilitation and The Gordon sign MoU

Scale Facilitation signs MoU with The GordonScale Facilitation® recently welcomed its newest strategic partner, The Gordon, Victoria's largest regional TAFE located in Geelong and Wyndham. 

Scale Facilitation® recently joined Joe Ormeno, The Gordon's Chief Executive Officer, along with fellow key stakeholders from The City of Greater Geelong, Deakin University and AWH (Australia's largest warehouse provider) to celebrate and maintain the region's economic growth and job opportunity momentum powered by Scale Facilitation®. 

“The Gordon is the leading, dynamic workforce education and skills development partner of choice for industry, enabling greater organisational growth, efficiency and productivity through upskilling and reskilling all levels of the workforce. Contributing to the success of individuals, teams and organisations at a regional, national and international level, the Institute is equipped with the knowledge, experience and expertise to develop quality end-to-end training solutions that delivers numerous long-term benefits”, shared Mr Ormeno.

Scale Facilitation® and The Gordon signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) stating the TAFE will play a key part in providing a pipeline of skilled workers for an upcoming advanced manufacturing facility slated for Australia, part of the flagship Scale Facilitation® portfolio company, Recharge Industries™.

Recharge Industries™ is an advanced battery research and manufacturing company started by Scale Facilitation® with plans to build a three-phase large-scale lithium-ion battery cell production facility in the State of Victoria, Australia. 
The MOU signed between Scale Facilitation® and The Gordon shows intent for both organisations to collaborate and cooperate to generate a range of education and skills programs and initiative aimed at preparing and sustaining a workforce within advanced manufacturing operations. 

The MOU covers further opportunities to develop and strengthen the partnership, including job and training needs analysis, workplace assessments, program and curriculum development, teacher immersion, study tours, workforce skilling, re-skilling, and upskilling, pathways to employment, traineeships and apprenticeships, industry collaboration, and industry immersion, among others.

Scale Facilitation® and The Gordon have united to create an enduring strategic partnership focused on generating a skilled and future ready workforce. Scale Facilitation® is proud to connect with Geelong-based institutions that share our vision for a greener and more prosperous future for the region.

About Scale Facilitation®
Scale Facilitation® is a new way of supporting innovation by empowering innovators to maintain laser focus on their craft without having to worry about R&D funding. Separate from private equity, sovereign wealth and traditional venture capital funds, Scale Facilitation® removes common barriers to commercialisation for innovators by giving access to the right strategic partners and collaborators who will adopt and scale their inventions.

About Recharge Industries™
Generating our green future, Recharge Industries™ is establishing onshore battery cell research and production. Using world leading artificial intelligence (AI) and multinational research partnerships, we are finding ways to make batteries better, safer, and longer lasting. We are powering the transition to a low emissions future by creating advanced battery cell manufacturing capabilities onshore. 

Media release supplied by Scale Facilitation.