How to create skills for an emerging industry: the case of technician skills and training in cell therapy

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Author: Lewis, Paul


This report focuses on one of the principal approaches used in regenerative medicine, namely cell therapy. In cell therapy, living cells - as distinct from drug-based therapies - are administered to the patient in order to help deal with illnesses. The goal of the research described in this report is to inform efforts to ensure that employers in cell therapy in the UK are able to acquire the skilled technicians they will need as they move towards full-scale manufacturing, by examining not only how technicians are currently used and acquired but also how they are likely to be used in the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Industry; Skills and knowledge; Vocational education and training; Employment

Keywords: Workforce planning; Skill needs; Technician education and training; Employment projection; Labour utilisation; Job requirements; Education work relationship; Training employment relationship

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Gatsby Charitable Foundation, 2017

Physical description: 40 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.737

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