About Skillnet Ireland
Skillnet Ireland is a business support agency of the Government of Ireland, with a mandate to advance the competitiveness, productivity and innovation of businesses operating in Ireland through enterprise-led workforce development.
Training and upskilling are key elements in keeping businesses competitive – both nationally and globally. At the same time, a commitment to skills growth has a substantial positive impact on the career advancement of our country’s workforce.
As Ireland’s only business support agency dedicated to workforce development, Skillnet Ireland puts businesses in control of their own learning journey, offering significant benefits:
Collaboration at its best
Taking a networked and partnership-based approach to learning, Skillnet Ireland partners with over 50 industry bodies either sectoral or geographically based harnessing Ireland’s open culture of collaboration for the benefit of all.
Skillnet Ireland works on a system of joint investment: businesses access training by combining a Government grant with their own contribution – greatly reducing costs and other barriers.
Since businesses lead the learning process, Skillnet Ireland programmes are extremely relevant and grounded in business practicality.
The EU, OECD and ILO have all recognised Skillnet Ireland internationally as a best practice model.
Visit the Skillnet Ireland website for more information
Digital Skills Accelerator
Providing impacted workers with new skills and pathways into Ireland’s Customer Experience (Cx) and technology sectors
About the Programme
Skills Connect will provide impacted workers with new skills and pathways into Ireland’s Customer Experience (Cx) and technology sectors, which are significant employers in the Mid-West and play a vital role in Ireland’s economy.
The Digital Skills Accelerator will support impacted workers from the hospitality, retail and aviation sectors. The initiative will be delivered through industry partnership and collaboration between ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet, ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet and Aviation Skillnet.
Programmes delivered through Digital Skills Accelerator will include ICT Conversion, Data Science (entry level), Project Management, Cx Professional and DevOps Practices including Software QA, Code Management, Cloud Development and Azure. The partnership of three Skillnet Networks will also provide mentoring, career assessment and over 60 industry placement opportunities in Software, Data Management and Cx.
The Skills Connect programmes will provide participants with specialised and technical skills that are in demand by Cx and technology businesses based in the Mid-West.
To learn more about the DIGITAL SKILLS ACCELERATOR programme and to register an expression of interest, click here
Skills Connect: Supports for those seeking employment
ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet, ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet and Aviation Skillnet support the workforce development needs of businesses within the Customer Experience (Cx) and technology sectors in the Munster region. We offer a small number/selection of industry-led and fully funded programmes for people who are not in employment, subject to eligibility criteria and the availability of places. If you are currently not in employment and wish to upskill or reskill, click here for details of Skills Connect training for people seeking employment.
Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website.