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LMETB Launches 3D Concrete Printing Course
Following the successful launch of the first 3D Concrete Printing course in the country, Louth Meath Education and Training Board will run the next course commencing on the 6th of September in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE).

This new training course - the first of its kind in Ireland -  will help to address the need to build more affordable homes at a quicker pace and was featured on RTE News on Tuesday10th of August. See full report here.
To find out more and to register your interest please see here.

Maynooth University Updates
 
Applications for Springboard courses at Maynooth University are NOW OPEN
Maynooth University is offering funded places on programmes that are supported by the Government of Ireland’s Human Capital Initiative Pillar One, and by the Springboard+ Initiative.
Successful applicants are eligible for FREE or 90% subsidised fees, and funded programmes are designed with direct involvement from employers in order to meet priority skills needs and to future-proof graduates with industry relevant skills for the future world of work.
Under the Springboard+ 2020 funding, places will be available across two courses:-
Higher Diploma Science (Software Development)
Higher Diploma in Data Analytics

Under the HCI Pillar One funding scheme, places are available on two new Maynooth University courses:-
Higher Diploma in Human-Computer Interaction Design and User Experience
Postgraduate Diploma Design Innovation for Workplace

Micro-credentials at Maynooth University

What are micro-credentials? 
Micro-credentials are short bursts of learning that facilitate a ‘bite size’ approach to professional development and lifelong learning. With a part-time and flexible course structure, micro-credentials work around learners’ commitments and schedules.  

Click here to visit general information about micro-credentials available from Maynooth University.

Applications are currently open for Micro-credential:Mediation
National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 9 (postgraduate)
Delivery Blended (three online lectures and six in-person workshops over a number of Saturdays)
Starting Date 1 October 2022
Duration 3 months, part-time - Fee €1,950

Aims and objectives
Have you ever experienced conflicts in the workplace or challenging commercial disputes? Have you ever wondered what you could do to successfully resolve such situations? Are you short on time but interested to learn how to save time and money by resolving conflict quickly? This part-time micro-credential helps participants develop the skills, knowledge and, therefore, confidence to work with others towards achieving a constructive resolution of conflict and disputes.
Successful completion of the course will also provide participants with the opportunity to take a separate professional assessment of their skills and also to apply to join the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII).

Who is this course for?
Business owners, company directors, general managers, human resources managers, general staff or teams within companies.
For further information
Click here to visit the course page for more details such as entry requirements.

How to apply
Click here to apply. The deadline for applications is 14 September 2022.

Skillnet Ireland
[L-R] Aoife O’Sullivan, Development Advisor, Skillnet Ireland, Shane Beirne, Network Manager for Engineering Skillnet and Tracey Donnery, Director of Policy and Communications, Skillnet Ireland
Skillnet Ireland has launched a call for applications to set up new Skillnet Business Networks aimed at meeting key business challenges through talent development and developing a highly skilled workforce.
With funding of up to €1m available, Skillnet Ireland is seeking applications from interested industry bodies or business groups which will complement the work already being carried out across its 72 Skillnet Business Networks nationwide. For more information please see here
Apprenticeship Updates
Exciting new Apprenticeships
Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician
This Apprenticeship is for people who wish to pursue a career in the maintenance of large scale commercial wind turbines.
Geo Drilling is the skilled use of a drill rig to advance holes for subsurface investigation work. It is used to support critically important sectors of the Irish economy.
Please click on the images below to see short videos about the apprenticeships.
Screen Skills to Green Skills
Wicklow County Council hosted a ‘Screen Skills to Green Skills’ event in County Buildings on 24th of June.

The aim was to create an opportunity for professionals and stakeholders to help facilitate the development and delivery of training and education to meet the skills needs of County Wicklow into the future.

The theme for the event was ‘Screen Skills to Green Skills’ and the focus was on film, food, and renewables as key drivers of economic development in the county.

The keynote speaker was Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Minister Simon Harris TD, with other speakers representing the film, food, and renewable energy industries. See full WicklowNews.net report here  

Boyne Valley Food Hub 
 Gary O'Meara CEO Meath Enterprise, Minister Damien English T.D. and Jackie Maguire CEO Meath Co Co.
Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English, TD, has turned the sod at the Boyne Valley Food Hub, a flagship project of the Boyne Valley Food Innovation District. The project will transform almost 800 m² of enterprise space at its Navan site into an innovative food hub with nine Food Grade units available for start-up and scaling food businesses.
It will also deliver a timeshare development kitchen and food R&D lab, sensory testing facilities, a food specific co-working hub and a knowledge lab to create higher levels of connectivity, collaboration and innovation in the food and drink sector.  See more 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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