New training fund for private sector
Skillnets - the national agency responsible for funding and supporting training networks - has announced details of a new training fund that will support private sector businesses with the growth and competitiveness agenda by addressing their current and future skills needs. A group of businesses from the same sector or region can collectively apply to establish a Skillnets training network, and draw down funding support for the development and delivery of training. Established training networks enable groups of businesses to work together to determine their own training needs and how, when and where training will be delivered. Participating businesses are of all sizes and the fund is also open to applications from industry federations, industry bodies or enterprise groups. For groups of businesses interested in developing a new training network and applying for the training fund, full details are available on www.skillnets.ie/funding or direct contact can be made with a member of the Skillnets team: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01-2079630.