Who are Skillnets?

Skillnets was appointed to act as the Managing Agent for the Finuas Networks Programme on behalf of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. Skillnets is now funded through the Department of Education and Skills. Its primary role is to manage the contractual arrangements for approved networks and make decisions on network funding. Skillnets also monitors and supports networks in order that they maximise their effectiveness in providing specialised training within the international financial services sector.

Skillnets was established in 1999 as an enterprise-led support body whose mission is to enhance the skills of people in employment in Irish industry to support competitiveness and employability. Skillnets also provides training to job-seekers.

Skillnets is funded through the National Training Fund and, through the Training Networks Programme, enables grant aided training for the private sector. Each network delivers training, upskilling and professional development programmes for its members that are enterprise-led and designed to specific industry needs.

Skillnets stakeholders include leading employer and employee representative bodies - Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC), Chambers Ireland, Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Small Firms Association (SFA), Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).

To find out more about Skillnets, the Training Networks Programme and our current group of sectoral and regional networks see our website at www.skillnets.ie, telephone us at 01 2079630 or email info@skillnets.com.