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Scale Facilitation® and The Gordon sign MOU

Updated: Oct 14


Geelong, Victoria, October 7, 2022 - Scale Facilitation® recently welcomed its newest strategic partner, The Gordon, Victoria's largest regional Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institution located in Geelong and Wyndham. Scale Facilitation® Chief Executive Officer, David A. Collard, and Joe Ormeno, Chief Executive Officer at The Gordon signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) recognizing 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™. Started by Scale Facilitation®, Recharge Industries™ is an advanced battery research and manufacturing company with plans to build a large-scale lithium-ion battery cell production facility in three discrete stages in the State of Victoria, Australia. The MOU signed between Scale Facilitation® and The Gordon shows intent for both organizations to collaborate and cooperate to generate a range of education and skills programs, an 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.


David A. Collard and Joe Ormeno signing the MOU

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 commercialization for innovators by giving access to the right strategic partners and collaborators who will adopt and scale their inventions. About The Gordon The Gordon has delivered vocational education and training for more than 130 years across the Geelong, Wyndham, Ballarat and Colac regions.

Driving education that is innovative at heart, focused on emerging challenges and building skills, careers and community prosperity has fostered trusted, synergistic partnerships with industry, enabling agile, progressive education strategies to create life-long learners and raise workforce capability.

Unlocking potential through advanced, flexible, quality education that delivers successful outcomes for individuals and organisations locally, nationally and abroad, our students evolve as the world around them evolves. 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.