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Please see below some queries you may have about joining the Lean & Green Skillnet.

Established in 1999, Skillnet Ireland 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. Skillnet currently funds a wide range of training networks in the Republic of Ireland.

Skillnet Ireland offers a suite of high impact, subsidised management development programmes nationwide. For more information, click here.

Skillnet is funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills (DES).
A Skillnet 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 Skillnet to deliver grant aided training and the companies also contribute matching funding. Skillnet 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 Skillnet courses at no cost to yourself – all costs are paid by your company and Skillnet.

2. Relevant courses

Skillnet 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