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Engineering Skillnet

Network Sector

Engineering / Construction

Network Region


Network Manager

Fiona Fennell

Network Promoter

Ibec Engineering Network

Network Contact

Fiona Fennell


(01) 6051620


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Network Overview

Engineering Skillnet provides subsidised talent programmes to businesses of all sizes across Ireland’s highly dynamic engineering industry, including automotive, aviation, energy and environment, construction, agriculture, as well as machinery, equipment, paper, printing and fabricated products. The Network’s mission is to help businesses address existing skills gaps and become more agile and competitive.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible training courses to meet the ongoing needs of businesses. Engineering Skillnet is promoted by Ibec Engineering Network, an Ibec business network. Membership of the network is open to private enterprises in the engineering sector.

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 

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