Skillnet Ireland

Skillnet Ireland actively supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs. Skillnet Ireland was established in 1999 and is funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills (DES).

The primary objective of Skillnet Ireland is to increase participation in enterprise training by companies. They believe that training and up-skilling are key elements in keeping companies competitive in both a domestic and international context and that training and upskilling significantly enhances the career mobility of the workforce. Encouraging enterprise to lead the process helps ensure that programmes delivered through Skillnet Ireland learning networks, like Connected Health Skillnet, are highly relevant to the needs of industry. This approach also enables cohesive enterprise networking and the flexibility to respond to ever-changing skills demands through both formal and informal learning.

Visit the Skillnet Ireland website to learn more:

Skillnet Ireland Employment Activation programme

Connected Health Skillnet currently focusses on supporting those in employment however, a number of other Skillnet Networks participate in the Skillnet Ireland Employment Activation programme. This initiative is designed exclusively for unemployed people and includes free training in skills in demand by companies combined with direct access to employers through meaningful work placements. For further information on Skillnet Networks offering free training programmes for those seeking employment, subject to eligibility criteria, see the Skillnet Ireland website.

Skillnet Ireland Management Development

Enhancing management capacity, particularly in SMEs, is a national policy imperative and a major priority for Skillnet Ireland and our networks. The suite of Skillnet Ireland Management Development Management Programmes are available to help business owners and managers improve business performance and enable businesses achieve better results. Visit the Skillnet Ireland website for more information.

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