South East Regional Skills Newsletter

May 2020

Higher Education Gateways Available to Help with Recovery Strategy
Both IT Carlow and WIT are offering support to businesses to develop recovery strategies via a mix of online services & remote tools (video meetings, online brain storming, digital whiteboards, live video workshops etc) through their Technology Gateways. Details here.

Strong Demand for Online Business Recovery Courses
Waterford Institute of Technology has had a very strong demand for courses under its ‘Enterprise Support Initiative’ here.

Supporting Hospitality for Recovery

The accommodation and food sector has been hardest hit by the current public health crisis and its recovery will be very challenging. A new ‘Digital Badge’ to recognise existing skills & experience can now be applied for by staff online. See here.

The NSAI Has developed a very useful Workplace Protection & Improvement Guide
This brings together the latest practical guidance on how to manage business continuity during
the COVID-19 pandemic. It addresses risks to both workers and the public.  Details here.

Strong Demand for Online Courses for Business – worth sharing with your staff
You may also have staff (including those on temporary lay off) who might be interested in doing some short courses at present. The following is a good collection of what is available. More.

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]  059 917 5217
or 087 831 4729.

South East Regional Skills Services
A single contact point in the region to help employers connect with the education and training system (Further & Higher Education providers)
Greater collaboration and utilisation of resources for enhancement of regional skills
A structure for employers to become more involved in promoting employment and opportunities for career progression in their sectors


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