01 Mar

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(L-R): Dermot O’Neill, Innovation & Lean Sigma Skillnet – Susan Costello, PharmaChem Skillnet – Bridie Corrigan Matthews, Taste4Success Skillnet – Paul Healy, CEO Skillnet Ireland –  Mark Skinner, FDII Skillnet – Louise Burke, Duhallow Skillnet – Pauline O’Flanagan, Irish MedTech Skillnet and Trish Breen, Skillnet Ireland.

Launch of Skillnet Ireland Statement of strategy 2016-2019

Skillnet Ireland launched its four-year strategy on 3rd November 2016.  The strategy was developed following a thorough consultation process with key stakeholders, including Taste 4 Success Skillnet, and is closely aligned to the National Skills Strategy 2025 and other relevant policies. Speaking at the launch of Skillnet Irelands’ Statement of Strategy 2016-2019, Paul Healy, Chief Executive, Skillnet Ireland said: “Skillnet Ireland will be playing an increased role in maintaining a supply of the specific and future skills that impact on the growth potential of Irish firms. By working on the ground with our networks and member companies, we are exceptionally well placed with the intelligence and insights to ensure training interventions are relevant to the needs of enterprise and are of a high standard.”

Taste 4 Success Skillnet

Taste 4 Success Skillnet is focused on providing effective, relevant training that impacts the local community, particularly micro and artisan producers, as well as the larger more established companies operating in the food, seafood and beverage sectors.

In supporting Skillnet’s Strategic Goals 2016-2019, Taste 4 Success Skillnet is providing a significant offering of Irish generated programmes that can be easily and locally accessed to address the growing demand and need for transversal skills that will help career development and progression across a multitude of new and emerging career paths in the food and drink sector.  These programmes will help to sustain competitiveness, as employee skills and competence are enhanced, and will promote lifelong learning and workforce development.

Part of our approved funding package for 2017 is to design and develop new programmes for the sector that are specific to urgent skills gaps identified by member companies so that we can continue to provide a responsive and competitive training provision to members, employees, job-seekers and new entrants to the sector.  We believe that as Taste 4 Success Skillnet continues to focus on training excellence, employer participation and identifying new skills, it will continue to play an important role in responding to and leading the development of new, progressive, and relevant programmes for member organisations to quickly address talent needs.
To read more visit the Skillnet Irelands strategy