What we do

Midland Border East Skillnet is a National, multi sectoral learning network encompassing companies of all sizes in the Midland, Border and East regions. Our key focus is on the needs of member companies, to identify and drive training and upskilling across all 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 preferred sector of employment. We also offer a small number of fully funded programmes for people seeking employment, subject to eligibility criteria and places being available on our Skills Connect programmes.

There is no cost for companies wishing to join our network, as Midland Border East Skillnet is a multi-sectoral national network – membership is open to all private sector companies throughout Ireland. To join, see the Midland Border East Skillnet Membership Form.

We offer a number of FREE places to those who are seeking employment and looking to increase their employment prospects through upskilling and training on our Skills Connect programmes. If you are currently unemployed, you may be eligible to attend one of our training programmes, that are currently running in the Midland region.

All training under our Skills Connect programme are fully funded and will have no impact on participants 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 Skills Connect 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.

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“We have always worked with Midland Border East Skillnet when it comes to training new staff members or upskilling our existing employees.

“Midland Border East Skillnet have worked closely with us in funding and developing our Irish Management Institute (IMI) accredited Management Development Programmes, as both Certificate and Diploma levels, and all participants benefit greatly from these training programmes.”
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Niall Carolan

Chadwicks Group

“I have found the team at Midland Border East Skillnet to be both professional and efficient in all aspects of their work. ”

They are every supportive and empowering, allowing our organisation to excel at the things we do best, secure in the knowledge we have their support and guidance every step of the way.”
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Brendan Doyle

Newbaze Nutrition Ireland

“Working with Midland Bord East Skillnet has allowed our business to streamline our training and upskilling needs to one single entity. ”

This improved efficiencies across our business units, allowing us to gain maximum capacity and funding towards our training and upskilling needs.”
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Ciaran Butler

Bord na Mona