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Welcome to Skillnet Ireland kinetic
Welcome to the September edition of kinetic
   As we come to the close of a busy summer for Skillnet Ireland and Skillnet Business Networks, we invite you to learn more about our latest events and news in our September edition of kinetic.

Find out more about our recently unveiled 'Think Talent' campaign, a nationwide campaign to encourage businesses to explore the talent development efforts we offer to companies of all sizes. Hear from Minister Harris as he launches a programme from Green Tech Skillnet to tackle the shortage in the wind energy sector and read more about the latest programme launches from Cobotics Skillnet, IFS Skillnet and Sustainable Finance Skillnet. We also speak to our Network Insider for September, Aidan Callan, Network Manager at Dundalk Chamber Skillnet. 
Think Talent Campaign
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D. has joined with Skillnet Ireland to launch its 'Think Talent' campaign. The campaign encourages companies to explore how talent development can deliver their business goals to engage with the 3,000 business support programmes available as part of Skillnet Ireland's autumn schedule. 

Latest News
tackle the staff shortage in the Wind Sector
Minister Harris launches Skillnet Ireland programme to tackle staff shortage in the Wind sector

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D. recently announced the expansion of Green Tech Skillnet’s Wind Turbine Technician programme at ESB’s Raheenleagh Wind Farm near Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

New framework to help Irish businesses upskill staff in data analytics

Two organisations have come together to help Irish companies upskill their staff in data analytics. Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet and the Analytics Institute are establishing a skills framework that aims to provide accelerated training programmes for non-data scientists. 

MentorsWork "People and Leadership" report 

MentorsWork recently launched 'People and Leadership' report focussing on SME Productivity, created from analysing 1,000+ small and medium sized businesses that have gone through the MentorsWork programme. 

Visit Skillnet Business Networks at the National Ploughing Championships

Taking place from September 20-22, we encourage Networks, businesses and interested individuals to visit us at the Department for Further Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHRIS) stand at the Culture and Innovation Marquee. 

New Programmes
Cobotics Programme Launch
Robotics and Digital Manufacturing

Cobotics Skillnet has announced the launch of two new training programmes in association with Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and Skillnet Ireland which will address the skills need of Irish manufacturing companies in transitioning from manual to automated processes. 

IFS Skillnet Compliance Programme
Sustainable Finance Compliance

Sustainable Finance Skillnet (SFS), IFS Skillnet and the Compliance Institute (formerly the ACOI) have awarded the contract to design and deliver a new Professional Diploma in Sustainable Finance for Compliance Professionals to the IOB (Institute of Banking). 
The Network Insider
Network Insider with Dundalk Chamber Skillnet
The Network Insider
Dundalk Chamber Skillnet

We spoke with Aidan Callan, Network Manager for Dundalk Chamber Skillnet Network, to learn about their network and their ability to respond to changing needs within their region. 

Selected Readings
The new skills landscape: How employers can prepare for the future.

PWC's Marie O'Donoghue shares her advice on how employers can future-proof their workforce and address potential skills gaps. 
CyberSecurity Skills gap is not just about addressing headcount

The SaaS company's CISO discusses the importance of API integration from a security perspective and how companies can combat the cybersecurity talent shortage. 
In the Media
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