- What are the benefits of training with a Skillnets network?
- Do I have to join a network to avail of training?
- Are there any restrictions on the type of company that can join a network?
- I am a public sector employee. Can I attend Skillnets training courses?
As an employee you can attend a range of Skillnets courses at:
- No cost to yourself - all costs are paid by your company - see funding for more information
- A subsidised cost to your company
2. Relevant courses
Skillnets networks, and the courses they provide, are industry-led so you can:
- Attend courses that are needed by, and relevant to, not only your company but also wider industry
- Enhance your knowledge of current market trends in the sector/region
- Open up career progression and development paths
- Achieve new, relevant work qualifications
By training with employees from other companies, as well as job-seekers, you can:
- Create new business contacts
- Benefits from shared knowledge and networking
Employees cannot join networks as individuals. In order to avail of subsidised training the company you work for must become a member company of the network.
It varies from network to network but in some cases it is free for the company to join and in others there is an annual fee. Once you have found a course you are interested in, contact the network to find out about membership costs.
Only private sector or commercial semi-state enterprises can be member companies that avail of training through a Skillnets network.
The following cannot avail of training as member companies:
- Public sector organisations
- Charity or Not-for-Profit Organisations
- Companies based outside the Republic of Ireland
No. Public sectors employee cannot attend Skillnets training courses as public sector organisations are not eligible as member companies of a Skillnets network.