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Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Operations Course

3 November 2020 

Innopharma Education in collaboration with the Mid West Regional Skills forum are pleased to announce the launch of a second Springboard+ funded programme in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Operations due to current high demand in the region by industry for these skills. 

This Level 6 Programme in Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices can be completed at a pace that can fit around working commitments in a flexible manner and Innopharma Education have also developed its own additional online modules that are used to supplement learning.

Joe Leddin, Regional Skills Manager stated that “talent is the number determining factor for companies and we are extremely fortunate to have a growing cluster of companies in the Pharma and Med-Tech area that are experiencing positive employment growth as they expand their operations to meet market demands. This additional course is a reflection on our agility as a region to respond and meet the growing skills needs of these industry sectors with students assured of promising and rewarding careers”.

The strong existing base of IDA clients in the medical device and pharmaceutical sector and recent investments by companies like Regeneron and MeiraGTx strongly endorses the Midwest's and Ireland's reputation as a key location for the Life Sciences sector according to Will Corcoran, Regional Manager, Mid West IDA Ireland. 

John Lynch, Plant leader at Johnson & Johnson Vision said “We welcome the launch of the second Springboard+ funded level 6 programme in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Operations. We have a high demand for these skills here in Johnson & Johnson Vision and the mid-west.  It works well for us that this course can fit around work schedules and we have now a number of employees from this programme’.

Mary Jo Parker, BusinessRelationship Manager with Innopharma Education advises “their programmes are designed in consultation with Industry which ensures that the programmes are current and reflect industry needs. All of Innopharma programmes include coaching for Personal and Career Development whether that involves in the case of an unemployed person who requires assistance with CV preparation and interview skills.  The feedback we consistently get from our course participants is that these elements of the course prove invaluable to job searching and securing the role”. 

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