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GPEC and training initiatives

Coordinating a working group of SME representatives


The SME GPEC orientation and training group comprises six SMEs representing Lyonbiopole's four strategic areas of action and a range of company sizes. It meets annually to set out which strategic skills to target with implemented initiatives and which GPEC and training initiatives to prioritize to promote growth, competitiveness and job creation in health sector companies in the Rhône-Alpes region.


Carrying out Critical Skills surveys


In 2008, Lyonbiopole carried out a large-scale critical skills survey, with the resulting conclusions presented to Rhône-Alpes educational bodies. Through these, specific support training courses were created to help members in the initial and set-up stages of projects (Intellectual property and consortium agreements). The survey was repeated in 2013.


Being involved in the health industry CEP (contract for prospective studies)


The CEP provides a forward-looking view of the sector's activities in France in two, five and ten years' time, and the consequences for organisations and jobs. It is accompanied by an anticipatory, evolving experimental approach to employment in the two employment catchment areas (Rhône-Alpes and Normandy/Centre) in order to anticipate industry changes and potential retraining opportunities. This approach is part of a health industry ADEC (national framework agreement for developing employee and company skills in the health industry).


Providing information on existing schemes that help SMEs acquire skills


  • By circulating information and attending specialised forums and trade shows



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