Skillnets actively supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs.
We believe that training and up-skilling are key elements in keeping Irish companies competitive.
We fund groups of companies in the same region/sector, and with similar training needs, through training networks that deliver subsidised training to Irish businesses.
Employer needs are addressed through both the preservation and growth of jobs, focusing on skills to maintain businesses and protect jobs as well as the enhancement of new skills to create new jobs.
The needs of unemployed people are addressed through activation and conversion by focusing on integrated training with employees and dedicated conversion courses and work placement in areas of employment potential.
We fund training networks in a range of sectors and/or regions around Ireland: Find a training network
Skillnets was established in 1999 and is funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education.