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what is the sustainability skillnet?

The Sustainability Skillnet is a new national initiative aimed at developing leadership capacity and staff competencies across the sustainability sector in Ireland.

It is funded under the Skillnets Training Networks programme through the Department of Education and Skills and the National Training Fund. The promoter of the Sustainability Skillnet is Sustainable Nation - a national initiative which aims to develop, promote and enable the Irish sustainability sector to increase market growth, employment, competitiveness and enhance its international reputation.

The Sustainability Skillnet:

  • Develops specialist courses for staff
  • Fills gaps in current educational and training provision
  • Works with companies to provide grant-aid for staff training in sustainability skills
  • Identifies and addresses knowledge needs across organisations, from senior executives to entry level employees
  • Hosts learning clusters for the corporate sustainability community in Ireland

About Skillnets Training Network

Skillnets is an enterprise-led agency which supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs. Skillnets fund groups of companies in the same region/sector, and with similar training needs, through training networks.

Skillnets’ main role is the promotion and facilitation of work-based training and up-skilling as key elements in sustaining Ireland’s national competitiveness and economic recovery. The agency awards funding to training networks that in turn provide subsidised training to companies and employees, and free training to unemployed people.

Skillnets was established in 1999 and is funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills (DES).

The Training Networks Programme is the main Skillnets programme which supports training across a wide range of industry sectors and geographical regions. Over 60 training networks in a range of sectors and/or regions around Ireland are funded and the ISA Software Skillnet is one of the networks.

For more information on Skillnets: www.skillnets.ie

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