Why Skills Connect?
Skills Connect facilitates the rapid reskilling of workers most impacted by COVID-19.
Skills Connect is designed in partnership with enterprise to enhance cross-sector employability and support people who have lost their jobs. It offers a suite of bespoke upskilling and training solutions, designed by enterprise, aimed at supporting re-entry into the workforce.
Skills Connect offers free online training programmes and enterprise-led virtual job placements to jobseekers looking for new jobs and careers. This valuable initiative offers individuals the opportunity to develop new skills or reskill, build confidence and access practical on-the-job training.
Over 20 Skillnet Networks will deliver innovative programmes in a range of areas including medtech manufacturing, cyber security, wind energy, software programming, digital marketing, customer service and CX, and logistics and warehousing.
Our Networks are working with businesses to design Skills Connect programmes that meet the needs of both businesses and individuals.
What Does Skills Connect Offer?
Skills Connect programmes are designed to meet the needs of both businesses and individuals.
Upskilling and reskilling are a vital part of an effective workforce, helping strengthen ongoing employability and career development. Skills Connect aims to equip you with the skills and confidence to avail of new job opportunities and adapt to the changing jobs market.
Maintaining a highly skilled workforce is essential for our national competitiveness. Skills Connect aims to develop the skills and capacity of the workforce. Enabling businesses to address skills gaps and supporting the career development of people impacted by COVID-19.
An Investment In Your Future
Have you found yourself out of work and need to develop your skills? Skills Connect has been specifically designed for you.
Skills Connect offers free, online training which will help you reskill and develop the skills that employers are looking for today. Together with our Skillnet Networks we offer innovative training and upskilling programmes, each offering practical work placements or projects.
Our skills conversion courses can help you develop the skills to explore a career in a sector with greater employment potential. Enhance your job prospects by refreshing your existing skill set and expertise and learn new skills.
Skills Connect Programmes will become available from mid-October 2020 and are free for people who are seeking employment. Applicants must meet the Skills Connect eligibility criteria and meet the specific entry criteria for the relevant programme.