South East Regional Skills Newsletter

March 2021

South East Sectoral Profiles
The SERSF has just published a number of profiles of industry sectors in the South East which highlight the level of employment, roles in demand, skills shortages and links to training and education. See profiles here

NZeb Training

The WWETB National NZEB Training Centre is the first facility in Europe to offer a suite of trade-specific NZEB courses which are designed to provide learners with knowledge of the principles and practices that help in achieving the NZEB standard. Now is a good time to do this training. Find out more here.

ETBs Delivering Training for Hospitality

KCETB, WWETB and Tipperary ETB are responding to hotels and restaurants who want to have staff trained and ready for reopening. See what’s available at Minister Harris also announced additional programmes for the sector. Details here.

Strong ICT Graduate Pipeline in the South East
10% of all ICT graduates from Higher Education graduate in the South East annually. This is positive for the ICT sector which has strong demand for graduates across many disciplines. See SERSF update and Cyber Ireland skills report

Upcoming Courses
There are a range of courses starting across the region aimed at upskilling and reskilling staff. See what’s on offer here.

IBEC and SERSF held an Lab Apprenticeship Employers Briefing on 2nd February and details of this briefing can be found here. Further details on the Lab Apprenticeship programme can be found here.

Edmond Connolly
Edmond Connolly is the South East Regional Skills Forum Manager. If you need any support or guidance in terms of your industry’s skills needs contact Edmond at [email protected]  or 087 831 4729.

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