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L to R: , Prof Ciarán Ó Catháin, President Athlone Institute of Technology, Danny Gleeson, Chair Irish Space Industry Group, David Gibbons, National Manager for ESA Space Solutions Ireland, Catherine Lenehan, Network Manager Space Industry Skillnet.

“Space for Growth” - Growing the Space Sector in Ireland 2017 Conference

16th November 2017

On 16th November the Irish Space Industry Group (ISIG) held a conference in collaboration with Space Industry Skillnet and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) to bring interested parties... Read more.

Retail Ireland Skillnet celebrates graduating ceremony with Woodies staff

13th November 2017

On Monday 13th November 2017, Woodies staff from all over Ireland came together at the Westbury Hotel on Grafton Street for a special awards ceremony.

176 staff members were awarded... Read more.

IDI Design Enterprise Skillnets’ leaders conference injects fresh thinking into the business side of agency life

9th November 2017

IDI Design Enterprise Skillnets held a one-day conference on Nov 9th to recharge and refocus design and creative business owners, directors, partners and managers who lead design teams and run... Read more.

XLVets Skillnet launches Graduate Mentor Programme in the Battle for Veterinary Talent

8th November 2017

On Wednesday 8th November at UCD Veterinary College, XLVets Skillnet launched a new 2 year Graduate Mentor Programme for newly qualified veterinary surgeons working in farm practice.

A... Read more.

L to R-  Kamil Kisiel, Andrzej Zagaj, Gavin Hynes,  Catherine Collins (First Polymer Training Skillnet),  David Mulligan (IT Sligo), Mark McAuley (Plastics Ireland), Donal Lyons (IT Sligo)

First Polymer Training Skillnet celebrate the 7th graduating class

2nd November 2017

Back in 2008 the plastics industry was experiencing significant skills shortages and this prompted First Polymer Training Skillnet to develop a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Processing with... Read more.

Tech Northwest Skillnet Supporting Effective Networking

Tech Northwest Skillnet Supporting Effective Networking

16th August 2017

Time is at a premium for all business owners, particularly for SME owners. A successful speed networking series - Networking Donegal – managed and run by Northwest Skillnet, is giving... Read more.

Irish Franchising Skillnet - Certificate in Retail Management

15th August 2017

This year, the Irish Franchising Skillnet intends to address urgent skills demand in their sector, while at the same time offering job-seekers effective training and career development prospects.... Read more.

Pictured at the launch of the 'Future skills needs analysis for the medical technology sector in Ireland to 2020', are Pauline O' Flanagan, Irish Medtech Association Skillnet, Paul Healy, Skillnets, and Sinead Keogh, Irish Medtech Association.

Skills needed to support 4,000 new jobs in medtech sector by 2020

11th August 2017

The Medtech sector is growing with an additional 4,000 jobs likely to be created in Ireland by 2020, according to a new report by the Irish Medtech Association Skillnet and Irish Medtech... Read more.

Shingo tour site Abbott Diagnostics Longford

Ireland showcases World-class Manufacturing Performance

10th August 2017

This summer the Shingo Institute (part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University), travelled across Ireland visiting manufacturing sites to showcase Ireland’s world-... Read more.

Pictured at the DIT graduation ceremony - Shannon Chamber Skillnet

Shannon Chamber Skillnet Hosts First Graduation Ceremony with DIT

9th August 2017

Eight senior executives from four Shannon companies were conferred with Diplomas in High Performance Leadership by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) at a special graduation ceremony held in... Read more.

Kick Start - Software Skillnet

Software Skillnet KickStart programme bridging gap between education and work

8th August 2017

The transition from education to the world of work is challenging for many graduates. The tech sector has a large number of well-paid vacancies currently open, with the opportunity to build... Read more.

Skillnets Recently Appointed Managers (RAM) Programme

Recently Appointed Managers (RAM) Programme

7th August 2017

Skillnets would like to congratulate participants on their successful completion of the newly developed Recently Appointed Managers (RAM) programme. Managing an enterprise-led learning network can... Read more.

Skillnets Learning and development conference in South East to build management capacity

Learning and development conference in South East to build management capacity

7th August 2017

This summer, business leaders from across the South East gathered in Kilkenny to explore how best to build greater management capacity within their businesses. The gathering took place in the... Read more.

Taste 4 Success Skillnet and UCC Food Industry Training Unit Symposium

Taste 4 Success Skillnet and UCC Food Industry Training Unit Symposium

6th August 2017

Food labelling regulations and meeting new market challenges for Irish Food Producers

In May, the Taste 4 Success Skillnet hosted a Symposium in Fermoy in partnership with... Read more.

ICOS Skillnet Management Development Programme shapes industry leaders of the future

5th August 2017

A group of 16 managers from dairy processing co-ops including Aurivo, Arrabawn, Dairygold, Glanbia and Tipperary have become the first in Ireland to successfully complete a new Management... Read more.

RebelCon Cork

RebelCon– Inaugural software conference for developers in Cork

3rd August 2017

With global tech giants and local SMEs building world-leading software products in Cork, local network it@Cork Skillnet joined forces with... Read more.

Macra and Dawn Meats launch Young Beef Farmer Sustainability Programme

Macra and Dawn Meats launch Young Beef Farmer Sustainability Programme

2nd August 2017

Macra na Feirme's Young Farmer Skillnet has announced the launch of its Young Beef Farmer Sustainability Programme in association with Dawn Meats.  The programme... Read more.

Photo of Skillnets Network Managers at the Offaly networking event.

Networks working together to support the Midlands

31st March 2017

In February, the Innovation & Lean Sigma Skillnet, First Polymer Skillnet and the Midland Regional Skills Forum ran a series of networking events across the midlands, in Laois, Offaly and... Read more.

Online certificates reducing wait time for members

30th March 2017

The CPA Ireland Skillnet has developed a new online platform to give its members instant access to key courses needed to set up in practice. In the past these courses were only offered twice a... Read more.

Photo of attendees of the First Polymer Skillnet Medical Polymers and Processing Technology seminar

Medical Polymers Seminar hosted by First Polymer Training Skillnet

29th March 2017

First Polymer Training Skillnet recently hosted a Medical Polymers and Processing Technology seminar at its training centre in Athlone. This event showcased the importance of polymer technology to... Read more.

Wind Skillnet providing future skills for EU requirements

27th March 2017

Wind Skillnet has developed two new programmes to ensure that their members will have access to the skillsets and knowledge needed for future EU requirements. With a range of new upcoming EU... Read more.

Photo of launch of ITAG Skillnet Atlantec Technology Festival 2017

AtlanTec Technology Festival is back and bigger than before

12th March 2017

Following on from the huge success of the AtlanTec ’16 technology festival last year, AtlanTec has grown from a two-week into a two-month event for 2017. The Information Technology... Read more.

Photo of Skillnets' Chief Executive and Network Managers at the Up-skilling the Mid-West event

Up-skilling the Mid-West

11th March 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a core element of our economy and it is vital that they have the skills to scale their businesses and realise their full potential. This was the key... Read more.

Photo of the launch of Irish Medtech Skillnet's new regulatory affairs course

New Fundamentals in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs Course

10th March 2017

Regulatory affairs are increasingly recognised as a having a “whole business” impact for organisations, and companies are required to invest time and money to improve their up-skilling... Read more.

Participant from Hickeys Pharmacies of ISME Skillnet's Essential Management Skills programme

ISME Skillnet developing management talent

9th March 2017

Hickey’s Pharmacies, an Irish-owned Community Pharmacy Group has been a member of ISME Skillnet since 2015.  Mike Curran, Operations Manager for the group, speaks about the experience... Read more.

Photo of launch of ISA Software Skillnet Women ReBOOT programme

ISA Software Skillnet attracting women back Into IT

8th March 2017

Addressing the gender balance in technology companies and ensuring that women are retained and re-engaged is an important priority for the Irish tech sector. An innovative new programme - Women... Read more.

Photo of attendees of Inaugural Law Society Skillnet Symposium

Law Society Skillnet Symposium on Miscarriages of Justice

7th March 2017

Law Society Skillnet held a one-day symposium on 24th March in Dublin. Conscious of the need to raise the profile of the Skillnets value proposition among their member companies, while also... Read more.

Photo of announcement of Curtiss-Wright Dublin’s new €4.5m ESA contract

Skills help Space Industry Skillnet member to reach new heights

6th March 2017

Curtiss-Wright Dublin has been a member of the Space Industry Skillnet for over a decade. It was recently awarded the largest ESA-related contract ever given to an Irish-based operation, a... Read more.

Photo of winners of IITD Award - National Organic Training Skillnet

National Organic Training Skillnet wins IITD Award

5th March 2017

National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS) received the award for the Best Learning and Development Organisation (Network & Groups) in Ireland at the annual Irish Institute of Training and... Read more.

Taste 4 Success Skillnet and Cork Institute of Technology Launch new Certificate in Brewing & Distilling Operations

12th January 2017

A new QQI Level 7 Certificate in Brewing & Distilling Operations accredited training programme for companies in the brewing and distilling sector, specifically designed for the Irish market... Read more.

Photo of Launch of Waterford Chamber Skillnet Craft Academy

Waterford Chamber Skillnet supporting Craft Entrepreneurship

11th December 2016

Craft entrepreneurs and artisan producers are by nature creative, but can often struggle to make the transition from hobbyist to commercial producer.

Waterford Chamber Skillnet responded to... Read more.

Photo of Winners of Best Overall IoT Project at Ireland’s first IoT Hackathon

ITAG Skillnet Hackathon bringing Internet of Things (IoT) to Galway

10th December 2016

The ITAG Skillnet/AtlanTec Hackathon took place in Galway in October. It was a landmark event, Ireland's first Internet of Things (IoT) Hackathon, and was supported by IBM and Cisco.

... Read more.

Photo of the Life Science Career Opportunities Biopharma, Medtech, Engineering Fair

Collaborative approach to promoting opportunities for life sciences sector

9th December 2016

The growth of the life sciences sector in Ireland is creating a wide range of career opportunities now and into the future. According to a report on the Future Skills Needs of the Biopharma... Read more.

Photo of Gréasán na Meán Skillnet - Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive

Gréasán na Meán Skillnet - Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive

8th December 2016

Gréasán na Meán Skillnet brought L.A. to Galway recently, running Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive, a two-day comedy-writing training course for writers, producers, directors and actors.... Read more.

VFX and Animation Symposium

7th December 2016

Animation Skillnet, in partnership with Screen Training Ireland, held the VFX (Visual Effects) and Animation Symposium in Dublin in October. The one-day symposium was packed full of exciting talks... Read more.

Photo of launch of ISA Software Skillnet – New Postgraduate Diploma in UX Design

ISA Software Skillnet – New Postgraduate Diploma in UX Design

6th December 2016

There has been a growing demand in recent years from enterprise for people with specialised competency in UX (user experience) design.  The new ISA Software Skillnet Postgraduate Diploma in... Read more.

Photo of Business Excellence Skillnet Mentoring Forum

Mentoring key for attracting and retaining graduates and top talent

5th December 2016

A major issue for companies is the difficulty of retaining graduates, after investing a significant amount of time and resources.  New graduates are happy to join a company for their graduate... Read more.

Photo of launch of new ICOS Skillnet Management Development Programme

New management development programme to shape industry leaders in co-op sector

4th December 2016

A new Management Development Programme, designed specifically and exclusively for the Irish co-operative sector, has been launched by ICOS Skillnet, the learning and development division of ICOS (... Read more.

Photo of ILSS Skillnet Best Practice Visit to Shingo Prize Award-Winner

ILSS Skillnet Best Practice Visit to Shingo Prize Award-Winner

3rd December 2016

Best practice visits are all about not ‘re-inventing the wheel’ before you start on a project. For companies that want to improve the outcome of a project, seeing first-hand how a... Read more.

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Innovative MSc in Applied Cyber Security

2nd December 2016

Companies are facing daily challenges to develop staff capacity to deal with technical problems of maintaining the security and integrity of their data and operations as well as staying current on... Read more.

Photo of launch of Macra na Feirme Safe Agri Skills Pass

Safe Agri Skills – The ‘Safe Pass’ for farming

1st December 2016

Macra na Feirme are asking their members to take the lead on farm safety, with the launch of the Safe Agri Skills card, delivered and developed through the Macra na Feirme Young Farmers Skillnet.... Read more.

Photo of Multi-camera Director Training with Gréasán na Meán Skillnet

Multi-camera Director Training with Gréasán na Meán Skillnet

30th November 2016

Gréasán na Meán Skillnet recently developed and delivered a new training course, designed to train job-seekers in the skills necessary to become Irish language multi-camera directors.  The... Read more.

Photo of graduates of Taste4Success Skillnet Chef Start Programme

Taste4Success Skillnet Chef Start Programme

29th November 2016

Earlier this year Taste4Success Skillnet, in conjunction with KSG Catering, designed and developed an 8-week fast-track Chef Start programme for job-seekers that is City and Guilds accredited. The... Read more.

Strong ROI from ManagementWorks Lean Programmes

28th November 2016

A recent survey of participants in Skillnets’ ManagementWorks Lean Programmes shows strong return on investment for companies.  A key element of each programme is the delivery of a... Read more.

Picture of trainees from Role Skillnet's Job-seekers Support Programme in Foundation Cookery

Role Skillnet celebrates success of Foundation Cookery JSSP

4th July 2016

Fifteen job-seekers took part in Role Skillnet’s Job-seekers Support Programme (JSSP) in Foundation Cookery, which aimed to equip participants with practical cookery skills to enable them to... Read more.

Photo of farmers participating at a Animal Health Ireland Skillnet CellCheck Farmer Workshop held in Cork in early 2016.

Animal Health Ireland Skillnet supports National CellCheck Mastitis Programme

3rd July 2016

Animal Health Ireland Skillnet has supported the expansion of the National Cellcheck Mastitis Programme to dairy farmers across the country.

Animal Health Ireland Skillnet, which was formed... Read more.

Picture of presenter at the Wind Skillnet annual health and safety conference 2016

Wind Skillnet hosts annual health and safety conference

1st July 2016

‘Driving Safety, from Desk to Digger’ was the theme of the sixth annual Health and Safety Conference delivered by Wind Skillnet in June.

Nearly 100 companies from across the... Read more.

Picture of trainees of the Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet Farm Business Planning course,

Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet celebrates 500th trainee

30th June 2016

Five hundred young farmers have completed training courses delivered by the Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet, one of Skillnets’ newest networks. Training has so far been delivered in... Read more.

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Skillnets networks host HR forum

29th June 2016

Business Excellence Skillnet and Aviation Finance Finuas Network hosted a HR forum for member companies in April in Dublin, which promoted peer-to-peer networking.

The forum comprised... Read more.

Photo of participants from the Law Society Finuas Network Executive Leadership Management Programme (

Law Society Finuas hold inaugural Executive Leadership Management Programme

27th June 2016

An innovative programme in Executive Leadership Management was developed by the Law Society Finuas Network and launched in March. The programme included modular training sessions and one-to-one... Read more.

Picture of graduates from the PharmaChem Skillnet Biopharma Job-seekers Support Programme

90% employment progression for PharmaChem Skillnet JSSP graduates

26th June 2016

Thirty-six job-seekers secured full-time employment in the biopharmachem sector after graduating from the Pharmachem Skillnet’s Biopharma Job-Seekers Support Programme (JSSP) in May. Two... Read more.

Picture from the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Space Industry Skillnet is key training partner for new space business incubator

25th June 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed an agreement that will see a space business incubator (ESABIC) established in Ireland.

Space Industry Skillnet is to be the key training partner... Read more.

Photo from the AtlanTec Festival 2016 in Galway

ITAG Skillnet co-hosts ‘Women in Tech’ events during AtlanTec 2016

24th June 2016

ITAG Skillnet co-hosted the hugely successful AtlanTec 2016 in May, a festival of live tech events across Galway showcasing the diverse tech sector in the region, in collaboration with ITAG (... Read more.

Photo of TechNorthWest Skillnet job-seeker with new employer from Ballyliffen Lodge Hotel

TechNorthWest Skillnet tackles hospitality skills shortages with JSSP

23rd June 2016

TechNorthWest Skillnet recently delivered a professional food and beverage service skills training programme through the Job-seekers Support Programme (JSSP) to address hospitality skills... Read more.

Photo from the joint networking event hosted by Shannon Chamber Skillnet and Limerick Chamber Skillnet

Network collaboration brings members together to make new connections

22nd June 2016

A networking event hosted by Shannon Chamber Skillnet and Limerick Chamber Skillnet in March brought over 130 network members together to seek out new business opportunities.

The event was... Read more.

Picture from Farm Business Skillnet sheep shearing training course

Farm Business Skillnet holds training course on sheep shearing

21st June 2016

Farm Business Skillnet delivered a train the trainer course on sheep shearing skills to twenty farmers in April. The two-day training course consisted of several practical demonstrations, followed... Read more.

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Animation Skillnet celebrates completion of Animation and VFX Traineeship Programme

20th June 2016

The successful inaugural Animation and VFX (visual effects) Traineeship programme, delivered by Animation Skillnet in conjunction with Screen Training Ireland, concluded in May with a special... Read more.

Photo of presenter at the First Polymer Training Skillnet medical polymers seminar in May 2016

First Polymer Training Skillnet hosts medical polymers seminar

2nd June 2016

Key trends and challenges in the medtech sector, including the regulation for raw materials were topics explored at the First Polymer Training Skillnet Medical Polymers Seminar at their technical... Read more.

Picture of the Construction SME Skillnet launch

Construction SME Skillnet launches

26th March 2016

Construction SME Skillnet announced its plans to tackle skills shortages in the construction sector, at its launch at the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) headquarters in Dublin. The new... Read more.

Picture of Positive2Work Skillnet, winners of an IITD award

Positive2Work Skillnet and XLVets Skillnet win IITD Training Awards

5th March 2016

Two Skillnets networks were proud winners at the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) National Training Awards 2016, hosted by Marty Whelan, at the Killashee House Hotel on 26th... Read more.

Graduates from the Design, Print & Packaging Skillnet Masters

Trainees graduate from Design, Print & Packaging Skillnet Masters in Professional Practice

4th March 2016

Design, Print & Packaging Skillnet recently celebrated the graduation of students from the Masters in Professional Practice. Six trainees took part in the one year, part-time programme, aimed... Read more.

Picture of participants from Farm Business Skillnet Young Leaders Training

Farm Business Skillnet runs Young Leaders Education Programme

3rd March 2016

Farm Business Skillnet ran a successful Personal Leadership and Business Development programme for young members of the Irish Farmer’s Association in late 2015. The course was designed to... Read more.

Gréasán na Meán Skillnet organises seminar on Irish language in the digital age

2nd March 2016

To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge, Gréasán na Meán Skillnet organised a seminar to discuss the ‘Irish Language Community in the Digital Age’, in partnership with Údarás... Read more.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet launches Diploma in Leadership

1st March 2016

Shannon Chamber Skillnet has launched a Diploma in Leadership, which will start in March 2016. The programme will run in association with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and participants will... Read more.

CPA Ireland Skillnet increases live streaming to reach a wider audience

29th February 2016

CPA Ireland Skillnet has continued its success in using Live Streaming as a training delivery method by rolling it out across several more of its courses. This national network decided to trial... Read more.

Space Industry Skillnet member celebrates first anniversary of IXV space launch

28th February 2016

Space Industry Skillnet member company Curtiss-Wright celebrated the first anniversary of its involvement in the IXV space launch in February.

In an interview published on the European... Read more.

Picture of the ISME Skillnet JSSP graduation December 2016

ISME Skillnet celebrates high job progression outcomes for JSSP graduates

27th February 2016

ISME Skillnet recently celebrated the graduation of another cohort of trainees from its Job-seekers Support Programme (JSSP) on Business Development. To date, 80 people have participated in the... Read more.

Picture of graduates from Learning Waves Skillnet music presenter course

First trainees from Learning Waves Skillnet Radio Academy graduate

25th February 2016

The first group of graduates from the Learning Waves Skillnet Radio Academy were presented with their awards at a special ceremony in Dublin, hosted by Niall Power, Breakfast Presenter and Head of... Read more.

Picture of participants from XLVets Skillnet milk quality masterclass

XLVets Skillnet hosts masterclass in milk quality

24th February 2016

Breaking the cycle of infection is the key to producing quality milk – that was the message from leading international mastitis expert Peter Edmondson at the Milk Quality Masterclass... Read more.

Picture of participants from BiznetCork Skillnet Digital Marketing Diploma

BiznetCork Skillnet bridges the digital talent gap with JSSP course

23rd February 2016

BiznetCork Skillnet successfully pioneered an innovative new strategy for finding work placements for job-seekers taking part in their Digital Marketing Diploma.  The network put out an... Read more.

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Gréasán na Meán Skillnet produces Oireachtas TV for Oireachtas na Gaeilge

10th December 2015

An exciting collaboration between Oireachtas na Gaeilge and Gréasán na Meán Skillnet culminated in the production of content for the Oireachtas TV during Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2015. The annual... Read more.

Picture of IMDA Skillnet technician course launch

New course targeting engineering and manufacturing skills shortages

9th December 2015

IMDA Skillnet launched its Level 6 Engineering Process Technician Conversion Programme in IT Sligo in September with the help of Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of IT Sligo. The 15 week... Read more.

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Biznetcork Skillnet hosts Cork Digital Marketing Awards

8th December 2015

Biznetcork Skillnet hosted the Cork Digital Marketing Awards 2015, in conjunction with Cork Chamber Business School on 29 October 2015.

The second annual awards ceremony showcased the best... Read more.

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Law Society Finuas Network congratulates graduates of the Post-Graduate Diploma in International Financial Services Law

7th December 2015

The Law Society Finuas Network and UCD Sutherland School of Law hosted the Conferring Ceremony for the students of the Post-Graduate Diploma in International Financial Services Law 2014/15 on 14... Read more.

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Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet sponsors Carlow Business Award for Investing in People

6th December 2015

Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet were sponsors of a special award at this year’s annual Carlow Chamber Business Awards held in October. The award for ‘Investment in People’ was open to... Read more.

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ISME Skillnet celebrates graduation of trainees

5th December 2015

Participants from the ISME Skillnet programme in SME Management, and SME Sales and Marketing Management, were awarded their certificates at a graduation ceremony in Griffith College Dublin on 11... Read more.

Law Society Finuas Network to deliver Executive Leadership Management Programme

4th December 2015

Law Society Finuas Network is set to deliver a new Executive Leadership Management Programme in spring 2016, aimed at legal professionals who manage units, teams or small groups of associates. The... Read more.

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Ulearning Skillnet supports successful 2015 Mid-West Job Shop

3rd December 2015

Ulearning Skillnet once again sponsored the annual Mid-West Job Shop in Limerick in October, in conjunction with the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and CPL.  This was the fourth year... Read more.

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Graduation of students from Polymer Processing Programme

2nd December 2015

The graduation of the fifth cohort of students from the Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Processing, developed by First Polymer Training Skillnet and Plastics Ireland Ibec, in conjunction with... Read more.

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Minister launches Shannon Chamber Skillnet

1st December 2015

The Shannon Chamber Skillnet, a new network for the Shannon area, was officially launched by Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., in October.

The new Skillnet for the Shannon... Read more.

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Snail farming seminar a huge success for National Organic Training Skillnet

30th November 2015

Snail farming was on the agenda for the National Organic Training Skillnet, with 140 delegates attending the network’s hugely successful two day seminar on snail production in October.... Read more.

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Networks join together to host Leadership Symposium

29th November 2015

Business Excellence Skillnet was one of four networks that came together to host the hugely successful symposium on Personal Growth & Business Leadership in Athlone on 11 November, in... Read more.

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Animation Skillnet supports Irish Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation Summit

28th November 2015

Animation Skillnet supported the third annual Irish Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation Summit, in conjunction with Screen Training Ireland, from 20-22 November, at the Google European Headquarters... Read more.

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XLVets Skillnet host Masterclass on Bull Fertility for Farm Profitability

27th November 2015

Forty veterinary surgeons attended a Bull Fertility Masterclass organised by XLVets Skillnet, which was delivered by Professor Al Barth, a world expert in bull fertility from Saskatchewan... Read more.

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PharmaChem Skillnet launches new biopharma programmes for job-seekers

26th November 2015

Two new Pharmachem Skillnet Job-seekers Support Programmes (JSSP) in Biopharma were launched by Minister of State with special responsibility for Employment, Community and Social Support, Kevin... Read more.

Waterford Chamber Skillnet former trainees win big at Blas na hEireann awards

25th November 2015

Past participants of the Waterford Chamber Skillnet Entrepreneurship in Food Job-seekers Support Programme (JSSP) were winners at the Blas na hEireann awards held in Dingle in October.

Cian... Read more.

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Minister commends graduates of new Degree in Retail Management

24th November 2015

Thirty-five graduates of the Retail Ireland Skillnet Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) Degree in Retail Management were congratulated by Damien English T.D., Minister of State with Special... Read more.

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Network Managers graduate from Career Needs Assessment Planning Certificate Programme

23rd November 2015

A group of eleven network managers, network administrators and Skillnets staff recently graduated from UCC Cork with a Level 7 Certificate Programme in Career Needs Assessment Planning and Support... Read more.

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Minister launches Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet

3rd September 2015

Pictured at the Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet launch (L-R): Tracey Donnery, Skillnets, Damien English T.D Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Skills, Research and... Read more.

Photo of the Lean Water & Energy Skillnet Lean Utilities Programme launch

Lean Water & Energy Skillnet launches flagship Lean Utilities Programme

2nd September 2015

Pictured at the launch of the Lean Water & Energy Skillnet Lean Utilities Programme (L-R): Dr. Sean Moore, University of Limerick, and Ken Stockil, Director Central Solutions at... Read more.

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Limerick Chamber Skillnet brings high-end technical programme to Mid-West

1st September 2015

Limerick Chamber Skillnet brought a new high-end technical programme to the Mid-West region for the first time recently, with a four day Analog Verification Programme. This innovative course was... Read more.

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Business Excellence Skillnet takes lead on leadership development

31st August 2015

Pictured at the first Business Excellence Skillnet Leadership Development Working Group (L-R): Gretta Lee, Merit Medical, Angela Gavigan, Mallinckrodt, Sinéad Kelliher, Alkermes, Bernie Turley... Read more.

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Innovation & Lean Sigma Skillnet supports member companies to win prestigious international Shingo Prize

29th August 2015

Pictured: Dermot O’Neill, Innovation & Lean Sigma Skillnet with Shingo Prize Institute Board Members and the four Shingo Prize award winners: DePuySynthes, Abbott Clonmel, Lake... Read more.

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Change Management Workshop a success for Business Excellence Skillnet

27th August 2015

Pictured at the Business Excellence Skillnet Change Management Workshop (L-R): Gráinne Walsh, Business Excellence Skillnet; Peter de Jager, and David Jones,  EMC.

Business... Read more.

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Law Society Skillnet – Regional CPD Cluster events

26th August 2015

Pictured: The North West General Practice Update on 26 June which was organised by the Law Society Skillnet in partnership with the Donegal Bar Association and the Inishowen Bar Associations,... Read more.

Photo of First Polymer Training Skillnet Jobnet in Athlone

Networks embrace Jobnet Programme

25th August 2015

Pictured at the last session of the First Polymer Training Skillnet Jobnet in Athlone:  Catherine Collins, First Polymer Training Skillnet with the programme participants and facilitators... Read more.

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ISME Skillnet hosts design masterclass

24th August 2015

Pictured at the ISME Skillnet Design Masterclass held in June (L-R): Presenters Jerry Mannock, the designer of the original Apple Mac, and Kim McKenzie-Doyle, the designer of the world’s... Read more.

Photo of Gerry Gallagher from Rural Enterprise Skillnet presenting a cheque to Sheena Halvin of Marie Curie Cancer Care

Network Managers join together to raise €6,500 for charity

23rd August 2015

Pictured: Gerry Gallagher from Rural Enterprise Skillnet presenting a cheque to Sheena Halvin of Marie Curie Cancer Care, one of the charities that benefited from the charity cycle.

... Read more.

Skillnets welcomes five new networks on board

21st August 2015

Pictured at the Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet launch (L-R): Tracey Donnery, Skillnets, Damien English T.D Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Skills, Research and... Read more.

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IMDA Skillnet MÓRtm Benchmark Model launched

19th August 2015

Pictured at the launch of the MÓRTM Benchmark Model Standard at the IMDA’s Manufacturing Conference (L-R): Cathal O’Reilly, DePuy Synthes Supply Chain, Pauline O’Flanagan,... Read more.

Photo of IMDA Skillnet at engineering course launch

IMDA Skillnet develops new course to target engineering and manufacturing skills shortages

19th August 2015

Pictured at the Engineering Process Technician Information Day (L-R): Michael Nugent, Verus Precision, Pauline O'Flanagan, IMDA Skillnet, Ray Bowe, IDA Ireland, Catriona Bracken, DSP,... Read more.

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Gréasán na Meán Skillnet runs web magazine programme with Galway Film Fléadh

18th August 2015

Pictured: Trainees from the film workshop organised by Gréasan na Meán Skillnet and the Galway Film Fléadh

A successful initiative by Gréasán na Meán Skillnet and the Galway... Read more.

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61% employment rate for Summit Finuas Funds Industry programme

17th August 2015

The Summit Finuas Network launched its fourth Funds Industry Job-seekers Support programme (JSSP) in early July 2015 and revealed excellent progression rates for participants from the last three... Read more.

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Ulearning Skillnet supports return of Mid-West Job Shop in October

16th August 2015

Pictured at the launch of Job Shop (L-R): Ann Daly, event organiser, Ronan O’Boyle, ULearning Skillnet, Kevin Humphreys TD., former Minister of State for the Department of Social... Read more.

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ISME Skillnet holds Alternative Sources of Finance Expo for SMEs

14th August 2015

Pictured at the launch of ISME Skillnet’s Alternative Sources of Finance Expo:  Mark Fielding, ISME CEO, with representatives of the presenting companies.

ISME Skillnet... Read more.

Photo of launch of IMDA Skillnet's new manufacuring operations programme

New Certified Programme for Medical Technology Sector

7th April 2014

Job-seekers looking for work in the medical technology sector were given a boost in 2013 with two new certified programmes launched by the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA) Skillnet. The... Read more.

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Seminar on Labelling and Food Information to Consumers

7th January 2014

In December, over 90 delegates from across the food and drink industry attended the FDII Skillnet seminar on Labelling and Food Information to Consumers.

The event was opened... Read more.

National Organic Conference

6th January 2014

The National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS) conference, organised in conjunction with Teagasc, Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, took place over two days... Read more.

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Food and Craft Entrepreneurship Showcase

6th December 2013

Waterford Chamber Skillnet hosted their Food and Craft Entrepreneurship Showcase for the second year running on Friday 6th December.  The showcase exhibited new businesses that have been... Read more.

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Animation Skillnet Launch Event

22nd October 2013
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Minister Coveney launches FDII Skillnet

19th September 2013

Minister Simon Coveney T.D. launched FDII Skillnet on Thursday 19th September. Speaking at the launch Minister Coveney said:

“The launch of the FDII Skillnet ... Read more.

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Minister Burton Launches new Positive2Work Skillnet Programme

11th September 2013

Positive2Work Skillnet, in partnership with Tesco Ireland and the Department of Social Protection, recently launched the pilot of the Advantage Programme in Cabra library, Dublin... Read more.

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Job-Seeker Island Training

2nd July 2013

Pictured are participants on the fish handling and shellfish courses with Bridie Corrigan-Mathews, Taste4Success Skillnet, on Árainn Mhór.

Árainn Mhór island is located three miles... Read more.

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FETAC Healthcare Support and Childcare Graduation

24th June 2013

Eighty learners from all over the South East – Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford and Tipperary – received their major award in Healthcare Support FETAC Level 5 and... Read more.

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Hairdressing workshop with cutting guru

3rd June 2013

In June, Limerick Chamber Skillnet ran a very successful hairdressing workshop with cutting guru Richard Thompson. Richard worked under Vidal Sassoon, going on to open his own salon in London at... Read more.

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Industry-clinician programmes creating opportunities for med tech sector

23rd April 2013

Life Sciences Skillnet launched its Cardiovascular Device Design programme in conjunction with consultants at the National University Hospital Galway (NUHG) on 23rd April under... Read more.

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Print and Packaging Industry Forum Printer of the Year Award

25th January 2013

Hudson Killeen, a member company of the Design, Print and Packaging Skillnet scooped the inaugural Printer of the Year Award in January in the Print Museum.  The Design,... Read more.

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Doing Business Globally

8th November 2012

Pictured at the ‘Doing Business Globally’ conference are the event speakers and Kieran O’Donnell, T.D., Ronan O’Boyle, ULearning Skillnet and Noreen FitzPatrick, Skillnets... Read more.

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Personal and Enterprise Development Programme for Young Leaders

Delegates at the Farm Business Skillnet 2012 New Certified Programme Development (NCPD) pilot ‘Personal and Enterprise Development Programme for Young Leaders’.  The programme was... Read more.

Photo of Ciarán Cannon T.D.with graduates of Retail Knowledge Unit 252 with Alan Nuzum and Noreen FitzPatrick, Skillnets.

First Supported eLearning Qualification for the Hardware Sector

Nineteen learners successfully completed the programme. The first group of learners were based in Dublin and the second group of learners were based in Cork.  These learners are the first... Read more.


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