Calling all Micro, SME or MNCs based in the Mid-West region to avail of funding supports available to them

  • Information session on funding supports available to Micro, SME or MNCs based in the Mid-West region taking place on February 21.
  • Nine Skillnet learning networks based in the mid-west region have collaborated with local organisations to offer this information session in response to the growing need for awareness of funding options among businesses in the mid-west region.

 

Free event for Micro, SME or MNCs based in the Mid-West interested in hearing more about funding options available for their business, taking place on 21st February 2018. Nine Skillnet training networks based in the Mid-West region together with Joe Leddin, Mid-West Regional Skills Manager and Supply Network Shannon are running a free briefing session for Micro, SME or MNCs entitled ‘Funding for Business’ on Wednesday 21st February 2018 from 8.00am – 12.30pm at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick.

Calling all Micro, SME or MNCs based in the Mid-West region to avail of funding supports available to them

Pictured at the Launch of Funding for Business from L to R Anne Morris, Network Manager, Limerick Chamber Skillnet; Joe Leddin, Regional Skills Manager, Mid-West Region; Sue Davies, Technical Coordinator, Next Level Skillnet; Pauline O’Flanagan, Network Manager, Irish MedTech Association Skillnet; Gerard Murray, Network Manager, Next Level Skillnet; Cillian Griffey, Network Manager, Shannon Chamber Skillnet; Rachel Joyce, Network Manager, Lean & Green Skillnet and Grainne Walsh, Network Manager, Business Excellence Skillnet. Photograph Eamon Ward

Companies in the Mid-West region are encouraged to attend to discuss the funding sources available which may help sustain, grow and develop their business, network with companies who have already availed of some of these funding options, and take the opportunity to hear from and speak to representatives from the Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland, Limerick Institute of Technology, IDA and local Skillnet Networks.

Skillnet networks are funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills. Skillnet networks work with their member businesses to design and deliver training that is cost efficient due to the funding available, relevant to their needs, provided at a time and a location that suits them, and of a high quality. Over 770 companies in the Mid-West region are currently benefitting from training through their local Skillnet network.

Speaking about the event, Gerard Murray, Network Manager, Next Level Skillnet said:

‘We are encouraging as many businesses as possible to register for this free event, which will equip them with the knowledge they need to adequately understand and access, the funding supports available to them via Skillnet Networks. The nine Skillnet Networks representing the mid-west region offer a comprehensive package of supports to assist businesses to both assess their skills needs and to take steps to address the issues and opportunities identified in order to increase their competitiveness.’

The nine Skillnet networks hosting the event are Aviation & Aerospace Skillnet, Aviation Finance Finuas Skillnet, Business Excellence Skillnet, ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet, Irish MedTech Association Skillnet, Lean & Green Skillnet, Next Level Skillnet, Limerick Chamber Skillnet and Shannon Chamber Skillnet.

Attendance is free but early booking is strongly advised as numbers are limited. Bookings for the event can be made by contacting Sue Davies on 061 363 418 or by email atsue@nextlevel.ie

For further information, please contact:

Gerard Murray, Network Manager, Next Level Skillnet

Tel: 061 363 418

E-mail: gerard@nextlevel.ie

Web: www.nextlevel.ie

 

NOTES:

About the Mid-West Skillnet Networks:

Aviation & Aerospace Skillnet provides a variety of courses giving improved access to specialised training for SME companies and organisations in the aviation and aerospace sectors both in the Mid-West and nationally.

Aviation Finance Finuas Skillnet provides solutions and training programmes that meet the specific needs of the international financial services and aircraft finance/leasing sectors for SME and multinational companies in the Mid-West and nationally.

Business Excellence Skillnet provides management development training for SME and multinational companies in the Mid-West and nationally.

Innovation & Lean Sigma Skillnet provides Lean and business improvement training courses for SME and multinational companies in the Mid-West and nationally.

Irish MedTech Association Skillnet designs and develops programmes in areas of quality, regulatory affairs, technical manufacturing and product development for the medical technology sector for SME and multinational companies in the Mid-West and nationally.

Lean & Green Skillnet provides utilities and water management training to SME and multinational companies in the Mid-West and nationally.

Limerick Chamber Skillnet provides a variety of training to mixed sector SME and multinational companies including engineering, IT, hospitality and hairdressing in the Mid-West.

Next Level Skillnet provides a variety of training to mixed sector SME and multinational companies including management and science and technology in the Mid-West region.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet provides a variety of training to mixed sector SME and multinational companies in the Mid-West.

 

About Skillnets:

Skillnets is a national agency, actively supporting and working with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs. Skillnets currently fund 67 learning networks, supporting over 14,000 companies and 50,000 trainees across Ireland. Each learning network, funded by Skillnets, is a cluster of companies from the same sector or geographical location, with similar training needs. Member companies actively participate in determining their own training needs and programmes are optimised to suit their ever-changing skill demands.

Skillnets was established in 1999 and is funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills (DES).

For further information: www.skillnets.ie

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