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FAQ

Please see below some queries you may have about joining the Lean Water and Energy Skillnet.

Established in 1999, Skillnets is a government initiative that funds and facilitates training through training networks of private sector companies who operate in the same sector or region and have similar training needs. Each training network delivers subsidised training to its member companies and, since 2010, to unemployed people. Skillnets currently funds a wide range of training networks in the Republic of Ireland.
Skillnets is funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills (DES).
A Skillnets training network is a group of private sector companies, based in Ireland, who operate in the same sector/region. These companies come together to carry out training-related activities that may not be possible on their own. The training networks are funded by Skillnets to deliver grant aided training and the companies also contribute matching funding. Skillnets training networks also offer free places on some of their courses to unemployed people.
1. Cost

As an employee you can attend a range of Skillnets courses at no cost to yourself – all costs are paid by your company and Skillnets.

2. Relevant courses

Skillnets training networks, and the courses they provide, are industry-led so you can:

Attend courses that are needed by, and relevant to, not only your company but also wider industry
– Enhance your knowledge of current market trends in your sector/region
– Open up career progression and development paths
– Achieve new, relevant work qualifications

3. Networking

By training with employees from other companies, as well as unemployed people, you can:

Create new business contacts
Benefit from shared knowledge and networking