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Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet

Network Sector

Multi Sector

Network Region

South East

Network Manager

Ashling Ward

Network Contact

Ashling Ward


087 6140386


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Network overview

Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet is a multi-sector business network the supports companies of all sizes in the South East Region. The network’s mission is to boost regional development by strengthening businesses through the provision of subsidised training solutions. These programmes aim to address knowledge gaps and enhance existing expertise.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible upskilling courses to meet the ongoing needs of businesses. Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet is promoted by Carlow Kilkenny Training Network Ltd. Membership of the network is open to private enterprises in the South East Region.

Supports to businesses

  • Assist businesses to identify and address current and future skills needs 
  • Information regarding successful approaches to learning and talent development 
  • Guidance on achieving value for money when investing in learning and development 
  • Strategic programmes that enhance business innovation and sectoral competitiveness 
  • Flexible training and education programmes customised to the needs of the sector 
  • Innovative programme design and development 
  • Leadership programmes for business owners and executives 
  • Certified and non-certified technical training 
  • Training relating to communication, problem-solving and other core skills 
  • Advice on gauging the effectiveness of training 
  • Access to a network of businesses within the sector 
  • Conferences, seminars, and other informal learning and networking events 

"We are very pleased to participate in Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet programmes as they design and deliver specific training interventions for the needs of our employees who work in the professional services sector as accountants. All the course workshops and CPD events are relevant and up to date with access to guest speakers who are experts in their field."

Brian Buckley - BPB Accountant

"Our company has participated in many training programmes over the past 15 years of membership of Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet. We have trained staff in key areas of management along with technical training and professional skills. We are impressed with the course content, local availability and value for money in terms of training offerings in our region."

Michael Condon - Jones Business Systems

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