Upskilling the Mid-West: 17 May 2018 | Skillnet Ireland

Eight Networks, One Event: Up-Skilling the Mid-West

May 10th, 2018

Pictured at the launch of ‘Up-Skilling the Mid-West’ (l-r): Gerard Murray, network manager, Next Level Skillnet; Sue Davies, technical coordinator, Next Level Skillnet; Joe Leddin, manager, Mid-West Regional Skills Forum manager; Pauline O’Flanagan, network manager, Irish Medtech Skillnet and; Cillian Griffey, network manager, Shannon Chamber Skillnet. Photo: Eamon Ward.

A showcase of innovative ways for businesses to attract and retain talent is taking place on 17 May 2018 in Dromoland Castle Hotel. Hosted by eight Skillnet Networks based in the mid-west region, the event will focus on the skills needs of businesses in the region and highlight the value of continuous training to a business.

Speakers from Jaguar Land Rover, Lufthansa Technik Shannon, Zimmer Biomet, Northern Trust and Element Six will share their strategies for recruiting and retaining talent within their organisations. Delegates will have the opportunity to network and ask the presenters and networks questions about training and upskilling.

The eight networks involved in the event are Shannon Chamber Skillnet, Aviation Skillnet, ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet, Irish MedTech Skillnet, Lean & Green Skillnet, Limerick Chamber Skillnet and Next Level Skillnet in conjunction with Mid-West Regional Skills. Through this collaboration, they aim to encourage more companies to avail of the subsidised training available through Skillnet Ireland.

Speaking ahead of the seminar, network manager for Shannon Chamber Skillnet, Cillian Griffey, said: “Sourcing and retaining the right talent is now a key priority for companies as Ireland heads towards full employment in 2019. As the labour market continues to tighten, companies are now seeking out new ways and opportunities to build their talent teams to enable them meet client needs through the provision of goods and or services.”

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