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Skillnet Ireland Annual Report 2020 

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Skillnet Ireland Annual Report 2020 

The Skillnet Ireland Annual Report 2020 highlights the support Skillnet Ireland delivered to businesses and the workforce in a challenging year for Irish industry. The 2020 report showcases the ambition, resilience and agility of Irish firms as a record number of companies and individuals participated in upskilling and development despite unprecedented trading conditions.

Key highlights include;

  • Through our 70 Skillnet Business Networks nationwide, we provided our upskilling and support to 21,695 companies and 81,895 trainees in 2020, an increase of 18% and 17% respectively.
  • Over €51 million was invested in upskilling programmes for companies and individuals throughout the country, including a contribution of €17.9 million from employers.
  • The launch of our new 5-year strategy, which sets out ambitious targets to increase the organisation’s engagement with business and industry.
  • A series of new upskilling initiatives launched to rapidly respond to critical business needs following the onset of COVID-19 including ReBound - Rebuilding Business, MentorsWork and Skills Connect.

Read the full report below and learn more about how our business-first approach delivered vital upskilling and development support for companies and individuals throughout Ireland. 

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Creating a highly talented and agile workforce underpins Ireland's national competitiveness and economic recovery.

Annual Report 2020




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