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Design, Print & Packaging Skillnet

Network Sector

Design / Media / AudioVisual

Network Region

Dublin, National

Network Manager

Diane Dignam

Network Promoter

Irish Printing Federation

Network Contact

Maureen McDonnell


087 9089102


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Network Overview

Design, Print & Packaging Skillnet supports businesses of all sizes across Ireland’s design, print and packaging sectors. The national network's mission is to help businesses reduce costs and become more competitive through the provision of highly specialised education and upskilling programmes, with certification up to master’s degree level available.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible, subsidised courses to address the ongoing needs of businesses. Design, Print & Packaging Skillnet is promoted by the Irish Printing Federation. Membership of the network is open to private enterprises from the design, print and packaging sectors.

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 

“Since the Design Print & Packaging Skillnet was formed, we have benefited from the extensive range of courses. Every member of staff has been trained in their area of expertise and as a team. Additionally, we introduced Lean manufacturing to the business, and I completed a Masters programme. All of the business changes introduced have been due to the support of training programmes run by this Skillnet. The support of Design, Print & Packaging Skillnet has been a key factor in the way our business has evolved in the last ten years and in my own development as a business owner.”

Diarmuid Everard – PrintCom

“Design Print & Packaging Skillnet is a huge support in addressing and meeting the current training needs of our business. Through the Network, member companies have identified training requirements in our industry and then designed courses to meet those specific needs. We look forward to continuing our staff training with Design, Print & Packaging Skillnet.”

Gwen Kenny - Divine Design

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