Employer Financial Supports
Department of Social Protection Work Placement Experience Programme
A number of new schemes have recently been launched by the Dept of Social Protection to assist employers hire new talent. A personal learning plan will be agreed between the employer and participant who will work for 30 hours per week over a 26 week period. The scheme offers eligible employers an opportunity to identify potential new hires at no cost. Further details available here
Digital Training for Older Employees
Government 100% Funded 'Explore' Short Training Programme
Opportunity for employers to upskill older staff in various digital applications as work practices and job roles continue to change.
January 2022 Springboard+ Courses
Flexible Online and Blended Part Time Courses
There are a range of Government funded Springboard+ short courses scheduled to start with both the University of Limerick and Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) in quarter one 2022. The courses cover a wide variety of industry sectors including Construction, ICT and Business Services. These courses and applicable links can be accessed by clicking here
Hospitality Upskilling Funded Courses
Talent Retention Requires Talent Development
There are a range of courses now accepting registrations to assist employers upskill or reskill staff to support their career development. Courses range from Culinary, Leadership & Management, Sales & Marketing to specific training in Digital skills. The complete list of programmes together with details on education provider and links are available by clicking here
Wishing you a Safe & Peaceful Christmas
We look forward to working with you again in 2022 as we continue to assist employers in upskilling and developing their talent teams in partnership with education & training providers.
The Mid-West Regional Skills Forum is part of a nationwide network of fora established by the Department of Further & Higher Education, Research Innovation & Science. Regional Skill Managers provide a single point of contact for employers looking to engage with education and training providers on talent development needs. To find out about Government funding supports to help upskill your employees click here