Logistic Engineering Services Training (LEST) is having a busy end of the year with many organisations now seeing its training in Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) and Maintenance Requirements Determination (MRD) as a valuable adjunct to their skills inventory. Skilling Australian Defence Industry (SADI), which is a Defence initiative to up-skill the Defence industry to meet the evolving and ever increasing Defence demands for quality Acquisition and Sustainment services, has provided a wide range of funding that permits these organisations to gain these skill sets.
In August, LEST provided the four day, ILS Introductory course to 16 staff from Daronmont Technologies in their facilities at Technology Park, Mawson Lakes, SA. Shane Layt, Training Manager for LES, said "It seemed a little strange at first because we had a course of 16 very qualified Engineers in the room. We usually had a very diverse group of Warehousing, Tech Authors, ILS personnel in the course, but these guys were very good value and we believe gained some very good insights into the ILS world from the course.
LEST has provided a number of ILS and MRD courses throughout the year with a number of courses still on the books for 2011-12 and many have gained funding for these courses through SADI.