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Who is Midland Border East Skillnet

The Midland Border East Skillnet is a multi-sectoral network comprising of large multinational and SME companies AND Micro enterprises.

It represents a significant, innovative and strategic collaboration between the following four entities:
• Irish Hardware Skillnet
• Kaizen Training Network
• Childcare Business Development Network
• Midland Border East Skillnet

The Midland Border East Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnet Ireland (for further information on Skillnet Ireland please see www.skillnetireland.ie).

We are funded under the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills. In 2017, Midland Border East Skillnet received funding from Skillnet Ireland to provide training and skills development programmes for member companies.

 

Midland Border East Skillnet primarily focusses on supporting those in employment in large multinational and SME companies AND Micro enterprises. Whilst our key focus is on the needs of member companies, we also offer a small number of fully-funded programmes for jobseekers, subject to eligibility criteria and places being available on the programme.

We offer a limited number of FREE places to those who are unemployed and seeking to increase their employment prospects through up-skilling in relevant training. If you are currently unemployed, you may be eligible to attend training with Midland Border East Skillnet with no charge or impact on your social welfare payments or benefits (for those who are in receipt of such payments). Check eligibility criteria below.

Several 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 information on other Skillnet Networks offering free training programmes for those seeking employment, see the Skillnet Ireland website or the Eligibility Criteria details here.

Skillnet Ireland Management Development Management Programmes

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. Click here for more information.