Is your growing workforce ready for the uncertain future? Your workers need the right knowledge and skills to help your firm remain in business and outmaneuver the competition. However, the workers will have to undergo on-job training to master these skills. Admittedly, training is no easy task given that business owners will have to dig deep into their pockets to ensure their staff get the required skillset. Fortunately, Skillnet Network has announced a €2 million training fund to help reduce the ever-widening skills gap in Ireland. Other than addressing the skills challenge, the fund helps businesses to develop talent pipelines.

Skillnet Ireland Delivers Relevant and Effective Business Solutions

Skillnet Ireland, which promotes and facilitates workforce learning in Ireland, announced the €2M fund on July 25, 2018. The funding will be available to all enterprise groups, in all sectors, in Ireland, and it helps businesses to address both their current and future skills challenges. SMEs that look forward to working with Skillnet Ireland are required to register with the national agency and present their applications. The program will be available in January 2019 in all sectors and regions across Ireland.

For the Interest of Businesses in Ireland

People’s skills date quickly as a result of continuous changes in the world of work. Changing demographics and regulations, high competition, technology, and market shifts call for the advancement of skills for the Irish workforce. Skillnet learning has stepped in to help organizations to train and develop their workforce. More often than not, small business owners terminate operations due to the high competition they get from prominent and multinational organizations, which boast of highly skilled workers.

Parting Shot

Skillnet network will help close the ever-widening productivity gap between multinationals and indigenous small enterprises. As a business operator, you are expected to present a proposal to Skillnet Ireland before the agency launches pilot networks early next year.