Midland Border East Skillnet

The Midland Border East Skillnet works with its members to identify and drive training and upskilling in the Retail, Sales, Manufacturing, Childcare and Construction sectors, to meet business, people, and performance needs of our members. In particular, we encourage and support the development of training programmes to meet existing and future needs within these sectors to drive Workforce design, 

People Development and Strategic Innovation and where possible to support those seeking employment to development skills and work placement opportunities within their sector of employment. Our members include multinationals, large, medium, small Irish companies. 

Upcoming Training
Programs

Develop your practical understanding of business finance and become a financially fluent manager with a Professional Course in Finance for Non-Financial Managers. As you transition into management roles, up your game when it comes to dealing with financial concepts and using financial insights to make sound business decisions.

Students taking part in this course will now have access to the EBSCO Online Library, free of charge, for the full duration of the course. Here you can browse thousands of relevant journals, articles and other reliable academic and commercial texts like the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes Magazine, to supplement your learning and assignments.

Start Date

September 23, 2024

Duration

6 weeks (self paced)

Location

Online
Embark on a transformative journey with our Professional Academy Diploma in Social Media Marketing. Master social media marketing’s strategic and practical aspects, including leveraging AI tools and real-world insights for effective campaign execution. Navigate the dynamic social media landscape with ease. Craft and communicate strategic plans, and apply methodologies that transcend basic tactics.

Develop a deep understanding of the intricate landscape of social media and its pivotal role in modern business and brand perception. This course will equip you with the knowledge to move beyond mere theoretical concepts and tactical minutiae, giving you the skills and confidence to craft and execute winning strategies.

Learn how using Artificial Intelligence (AI) can offer a cutting-edge advantage as you craft coherent social media strategies, effectively communicating the strategic value of social campaigns to your employer or clients. The course aims to transform your understanding of social media from a casual personal use to a professional asset, enabling you to leverage platforms to achieve measurable business objectives, engage meaningfully with communities, and significantly enhance the digital presence of your brand or organisation.

Start Date

September 23, 2024

Duration

12 weeks

Location

Online
Kick-start your career in supply chain management (SCM) with an introductory course to the high-level strategy and concepts behind this mission-critical function. Learn detailed theory and practice for everyday SCM processes. The average Supply Chain Manager salary in Ireland is €52,000.

This practical, interactive course will immerse you in the foundational knowledge required to start managing supply chains. You will use a strategic framework to discover the key drivers of supply chain performance, including facilities, inventory, transportation, information, sourcing, and pricing. You will gain the knowledge and skills to enhance organisational processes for corporate and personal efficiencies. You will learn to streamline supply-side activities to maximise customer value and gain competitive advantage.

Start Date

September 30, 2024

Duration

12 weeks

Location

Online
Featured Company

Chadwicks

Chadwicks Group is Ireland’s leading builders’ merchanting company. Thanks to our unrivalled knowledge and expertise in the construction sector, we have been part of the fabric of everyday life in Ireland for over 200 years, providing building materials to homes, hotels, farms, transport networks and every other form of business throughout the country.

Latest News

Skillnet Ireland 2021/2025

Skillnet Ireland has launched its Strategy 2021-2025. Our key focus for the next 5 years is how we can transform business through talent in the areas of Workforce Planning, People Development and Strategic Innovation. https://www.skillnetireland.ie/strategy2025#TalentTransformsBusiness

Investing in Our Workforce

Meeting the objectives of this Statement of Strategy is predicated on Skillnet Ireland developing an increased funding base. Currently, Skillnet Ireland operates on the basis of two income sources:

1) Contributions from businesses participating in Skillnet Ireland programmes, and;
2) Allocations from the employer-funded National Training Fund (NTF).

In 2019, employers contributed over €22 million to the cost of Skillnet Ireland programmes, with every €100 of exchequer investment in the Training Networks Programme attracting a further €117 in private investment. Our ability to leverage private sector investment to this extent is a compelling element of the Skillnet Ireland model and costsharing with employers is a principle the agency is fundamentally committed to.

The National Training Fund (NTF) reform programme is also central to this Statement of Strategy. As recommended under the NTF reforms, Skillnet Ireland is giving businesses and employers a direct voice in determining NTF priorities and we look forward to working with colleagues in Government to further advance this objective over the coming years.

Stakeholder Consultation & Strategic Themes

This Statement of Strategy is informed by an extensive multistakeholder consultation spanning government, state agencies, industry bodies, worker representatives and the general public. Consultations were conducted in 2019 and again in 2020 to take account of the impact of Covid-19. Three strategic themes were
highlighted through the consultation process:

1) Workforce Design
2) People Development
3) Strategic Innovation