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Regional Skills Forum Mid-East Ezine August 2021

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Regional Skills Forum Mid-East Ezine August 2021Future Skills Needs


Assistance Required for Promoting the Importance of Training

A new bespoke upskilling initiative is being developed for micro and small businesses by SOLAS in collaboration with the Education and Training Boards for employees working in SMEs in core operational business process areas such as Business Administration, Sales and Marketing and Customer Services.
SOLAS are seeking assistance from a range of SMEs across sectors and from different parts of Ireland in the promotion of this initiative.
If you would be willing to be part of a promotional video about the importance of training in your organisation, please complete this form

AMTCE Skills to Advance Programmes

Skills to Advance:
  • is a national initiative that provides upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees in jobs undergoing change and to those currently employed in vulnerable sectors
  • aims to equip employees with the skills they need to progress in their current role or to adapt to the changing job market
  • helps employers of small and medium-sized enterprise to identify skills needs and invest in their workforce by providing subsidised education and training to staff.

AMTCE training courses are offered under the SOLAS Skills to Advance programme and represent a significant and tangible response to the identified needs of industry. Course offerings span across the breath of the technology landscape relevant to both current manufacturing operations and those required in industry 4.0 driven operations.
For more details and course catalogue please see here

Cyber Security Apprenticeship

This programme is designed to provide a talent pipeline for employers in the technology sector who have a need for technology practitioners in the field of Cyber Security. The programme provides apprentices with the theory and practical skills required to be employed as a Cyber Security specialist and is designed for those who have recently completed second level education or mature learners who are seeking to retrain.
Apprentices will spend the first 6 months on a full-time basis at AMTCE learning hands-on cyber security skills, the next 12 months will be spent working with their employer for 3 days per week with the remaining 2 days in the AMTCE on day-release and the final 6 months working with their employer 4 days per week with 1 day in the AMTCE in order to finalising their certification.
Find out more here

Maynooth University Modular Skills Courses

Professional Certificate in Foundation of Irish Law

This course will commence on 2 September 2021 and will be delivered remotely for 2021 on Thursday evenings from 17:30 -19:00.

Professional Certificate in Whistleblowing, Law and Practice

This course will commence on 16 September 2021 and will be delivered remotely for 6 weeks of term -Thursdays 17:30-19:30.

For further details and eligibility criteria please email
[email protected]

Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation

The industry 4.0 digital transformation series is a four-part webinar that aims to show how Industry 4.0 technologies can revolutionise all kinds of business.
A range of industry experts from companies such as Skellig A.I., Utility AR and IT Sligo will be invited to discuss the merits of industry 4.0 technologies and how to use them.
To find out more about this free interactive webinar and to register please see here
Mid-East Regional Skills Forum

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 or 01 474 7306
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