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South East Skills & Training News

South East Skills & Training NewsJanuary 2022

Construction Sector – Opportunities & Challenges for the South East  

The construction sector has been responding to the challenge of delivering more housing as well as meeting the demands of the commercial and industrial sectors. However, labour and skills shortages are now quite evident. This is expected to grow when retrofitting demand to meet low energy transition obligations gathers pace.  More here.

€2,000 annual support for non-craft apprenticeship employers

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD recently announced a new Employer Grant which sees an annual payments to employers of €2,000 per apprentice per year for those apprenticeships which are not eligible for the payment of off-the-job training allowance. See full announcement here

Engineering Tops the List of Difficult to Fill Vacancies 

A recent SOLAS survey of Recruitment Agencies found that the demand for skills in ‘science, engineering and technology’ and ‘construction’ continue to be the most in demand and in short supply, with engineering featuring most prominently. See here.

Supervisory Training and Management Development progression routes

Accredited flexible learning courses in general Supervisory Management and Management Development for employees in industry are available across the South East from introductory to advanced levels. There are very good progression routes in these disciplines. More here.

Upcoming Courses 

There are still places available across the region aimed at upskilling and reskilling staff. See what's on offer here.

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Edmond Connolly
Edmond Connolly
South East Regional Skills Forum Manager
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 087 8314729
If you need any support or guidance in terms of your industry’s skills get in touch here.South East Regional Skills Forum can help you and your team avail of a range  of funded skills solutions  (many of which are online & flexibly delivered) best suited to your company's needs.


What We Do.......
SERSF is a single contact point in the region to help employers connect with the education and training system (Further & Higher Education providers) and create greater collaboration and utilise the resources available to enhancement our regional skills. 

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Kilkenny Road
R93 V960



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