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21/05/2019

Skillnet Ireland Launches Six New Networks as Demand for Upskilling Grows

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland has launched six new networks to address the growing skills needs in the film, television, retail, health and fitness sectors.

The six new networks; Screen SkillnetSFA SkillnetFingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet (Dublin)Dundalk Chamber Skillnet (Louth)CSNA Skillnet and Leisure, Health & Fitness Skillnet were unveiled yesterday (May 13th 2019) at the Virgin Media Television studios in Ballymount, Dublin.

With a proven track record in developing innovative learning networks, Skillnet Ireland through its 65+ strong community currently supports over 16,000 companies, particularly SMEs, in sectors and regions across the country.

Skillnet Ireland works closely with these networks to address emerging skills needs, by designing bespoke programmes and qualifications across multiple sectors such as; manufacturing, agri-business, ICT, engineering, pharma, medtech, hospitality and construction related disciplines.

Speaking at the launch Paul Healy, Chief Executive, Skillnet Ireland said;

“In order to remain competitive, businesses need to invest in their greatest asset, their employees. Promoting continuous learning and upskilling will not only improve productivity; all the evidence shows it actually increases employee engagement and staff retention.

“These new networks will drive greater levels of training and management development within a wide variety of sectors. By facilitating industry led collaboration with training and education providers Skillnet Ireland will address the specific skills gaps and shortages that employers face. This will ensure Ireland has the breadth of skills needed for businesses to grow, which is a key element of the Government’s economic and employment strategy.”

 

Click here for more details…https://www.skillnetireland.ie/skillnet-ireland-launches-six-new-networks-as-demand-for-upskilling-grows/

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