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National Organic Training Skillnet

Network Sector

Agriculture, Food / Beverage, Green Economy

Network Region

National

Network Manager

Sean McGloin

Network Contact

Sean McGloin

Email

info@nots.ie

Phone

071 9640688

Website

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Network Overview

National Organic Training Skillnet supports businesses of all sizes in the organic and agri-food sectors. The network’s mission is to enhance Ireland’s diverse organic food industry by supporting the growth and sustainability of organic farms. The network is dedicated to meeting the skills needs of organic farmers, growers, processors, food businesses and advisors through subsidised upskilling programmes.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible training courses to address the ongoing needs of businesses. National Organic Training Skillnet is promoted by National Organic Training Ltd. The Network is open to private businesses in the organic farming and agri-food 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 

“As a steering group member for the National Organic Training Skillnet, and also as an organic farmer and food producer, I would like to reiterate the good work that the network does for its members. We provide specific training for the needs of the organic sector and assist its development. In addition, network staff members are always available to solve issues through training or to highlight trends that impact on the sector. I would fully endorse the work that they do.”

Pat Lalor - Kilbeggan Organic Foods

“We have engaged with the National Organic Training Skillnet for a number of years and have found their knowledge, expertise and recommendations to be first class. The network has been very flexible and has customised certain programmes to meet our specific needs. Their support through funding has been invaluable in the training and development of our team.”

John O'Toole - Airfield Estate

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