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Summer Skills Update for South-West

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Summer Skills Update for South-West

Enterprise Skills Update: Quarter 2, 2024

90%+ Funded Springboard Upskilling Programmes Now Open for 2024/25 Applications
UCC & MTU's 90%+ funded, flexibly delivered Springboard+ programmes commencing from autumn 2024 & directly addressing key skills needs across multiple industry sectors and occupations are now open for applications. To apply visit
Click here to view UCC & MTU programmes
Forum's Industry SME Programmes Continue to Deliver
The Forum has facilitated the co-design of multiple new programme solutions with South-West education providers and industry subject matter expert groups to build key capabilities required by enterprise since our establishment, many of which are 90% funded & now open for applications for autumn 2024 including: 
Catch  Up On Our Q2 Employer Briefings
Catch up on our Q2 employer briefings signposting companies to skills & upskilling courses & funding supports from apprenticeships through to bite-sized higher education: 

Funded Management & Leadership Upskilling
Our 1st April webinar focused on funded upskilling programmes from short Skillnets courses to fully funded foundation courses with ETBs to 50 - 90% funded UCC/MTU Springboards & microcredentials to help employers navigate & identify best fitting options in the South-West. To learn more click here

Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision
This webinar focused on the 2-year, level 6 apprenticeship which supports 
retailers retain and develop existing and aspiring supervisors to excel as managers across all types of retail environments & is currently recruiting for its Cork delivery in September 24. To learn more click here
Future Skills Needs: Biopharma & Financial Services

Future Skills Needs for Biopharma Sector
South-West Regional Skills welcomes the Expert Group for Future Skills Needs recent Skills for Biopharma report which forecasts 21,000 additional jobs for the sector by 2027. Highlighting the very significant role of Ireland's skills base in supporting growth to date, the report details specific future skills needed to support this strategically important economic sector.  Click here for full report.

Future skills Needs for International Financial Services 
The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs report also recently released its Skills for International Financial Services report which forecasts a need for 6,000-9,000 recruits by 2027, providing a detailed analysis of skills required. Click here for full report
Apprentice of the Year Award: Nominations Open
Applications are now open for Apprentice of the Year.  If you would like to nominate your apprentice for the this national award, visit before the 14th June closing date.
Unlock your Workforce Potential
South-West Regional Skills provides one to one fully funded company skills audits to support companies identify their upskilling needs and best-fitting solutions across education and training. Please contact us  if your company would like to avail of a skills audit  in 2024.
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