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Wicklow Employer Roadshow

The Department of Social Protection’s Employer Relations Division are delighted to host their Intreo Employer Roadshow event on May 25 from 8-10 am in the Parkview Hotel, Newtown Mount Kennedy, County Wicklow. Accelerating Business Success in 2023 aims to provide information on the supports available for employers to help with staff recruitment and retention.
For more information about the Roadshow see here


KWETB has a number of upcoming online courses to support employers in our region. Click below for further information - each leaflet has a QR Code for direct application.

Overview of KWETB Upcoming Online Courses
ILM Award in Leadership and Management (Understanding Leadership/Leading and Motivating a Team Effectively)
ILM Award in Leadership and Management (Understanding How to Lead Effective Team Meetings/Planning and Allocating Work)
Training and Development QQI Level 6
NEW Innopharma Funded Food Industry - 1 and 2 day Short Courses - FULLY FUNDED FOR EMPLOYERS 

Innopharma Education in association with the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) Dundalk are now providing a range of food industry related short courses designed to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies of individuals working in the food environment. This is a Skills to Advance subsidised training opportunity for employers seeking to upskill their employees.


7th June - Introductory Level - Developing Essential Skills for the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sector
22nd & 29th June - Intermediate Level - Developing Essential Skills for the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sector    
18th & 25th July - Advanced Level - Developing Essential Skills for the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sector       


Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level
The theme of this years Summit is ‘Co-Creating the Digital World; beyond 2027.’ 
Ensuring how this happens will bring both challenges and opportunities to Industry leaders and academic researchers across various sectors. Attendees will hear from experienced industry leaders, policy makers and academic speakers, with keynote addresses and parallel breakout discussions.
Scheduled alongside the 2023 IVI Summit will be facilitated Innovation Workshops to provide an international overview and discussion of digital transformation and strategic directions in specific areas to explore the digital capabilities needed for successful transformation. Click on the graphic above for further details and to register for the event.

Boyne Valley Food Hub Official Opening

A flagship food development project in the heart of one of Ireland’s richest farmland areas has been unveiled with the official launch of the Boyne Valley Food Hub in Navan.
The new Food Hub, located in the Meath Enterprise Centre in Navan, was officially opened on Friday 19th May by the Minister of State at the Dept of Enterprise, Trade & Employment, Neale Richmond. 
See here for more information.

New access and inclusion €3000 bursary

A new access and inclusion bursary has been announced by Minister Simon Harris to support access to national apprenticeships.
The bursary forms part of implementation of the Action Plan for Apprenticeship 2021-2025 and was designed in consultation with the new Access and Inclusion subcommittee to the National Apprenticeship Alliance.  See here for further information.

New Apprenticeship in Sportsturf Management.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today confirmed a new apprenticeship programme in Sportsturf Management. The two-year programme will welcome its first group of apprentices and employers in September 2023 and will train apprentices to work on plant science and protection, soil and rootzones, the principles of hydrology and preparing and maintaining a sportsturf facility. 
Click on the graphic to read the official press release.

About the Manager
Siobhan Keogh is the Mid-East Regional Skills Forum Manager. If you need any support or guidance in terms of your industry's skills needs, contact -
Siobhan at [email protected]
087 231 5713 / 01 474 7306

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