County Tipperary Skillnet is a champion for innovation in enterprise learning, playing an important role in maintaining a supply of the future skills essential for the growth of Irish enterprise.
Advances in technology, market shifts and changing demographics are among some of the constantly changing trends driving new skilling requirements for industry.
Why 160 Tipperary businesses are members
of County Tipperary Skillnet
County Tipperary Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.
In support of this national effort and in line with Government recommendations, County Tipperary Skillnet has postponed its in-person training courses until further notice. Where possible, alternative methods of programme delivery are being mobilised.
County Tipperary Skillnet will continue to take bookings for in-person programmes commencing at a later date in 2020. Our current range of online programmes are available to view at this link
We are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to businesses within the Tipperary region.
Contact details at end of this page.
We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website www.hse.ie is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland.
We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website at LINK
Microsoft Excel - Intermediate-5th November 2020
Date: 5th November 2020
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Level: Excel Intermediate- Level 2
Location: Virtual classroom
County Tipperary Skillnet secured additional funding through Skillnet Ireland and the Department of Education & Skills due to the current crisis to support small and micro businesses and are in the position to fund this course at 70%.
Places are limited, and will be taken on a first come first served basis. Spaces will not be held without payment.
Course Aims & Objectives
At the end of this course participants will have a better understanding of how formulas are constructed and will have a thorough knowledge of how to structure a spreadsheet and database within Excel.
Who Should Attend?
This course is specifically for those who already have some experience of Excel and know how to input data and format a spreadsheet. It will specifically be of interest to those who are working on spreadsheets created by others but want to know how to set up and manage their own workbooks. You should already know how to create charts.
The course content may include the items listed below.
Charts, Sheet Layout and Formatting are covered at Level 1 - Introduction.
Items not listed here (including PivotTables and Macros) are not covered on this course and are covered at a higher level.
• Review of Excel Basics.
• Understanding the difference between “relative” and “absolute” cell references.
• Understanding and using dates in calculations.
• Creating Custom formats for dates and numbers.
• Introduction to the IF function.
• Using VLOOKUP (and HLOOKUP) function.
• Using the SUMIF(s), COUNTIF(s) and AVERAGEIF(s) functions.
• Conditional Formatting.
Important notes from the Trainer re these Online courses:
Participants need to ensure that they have Microsoft Excel working on their computer and that their sound is working.
They MUST know how to switch between applications during the course, i.e. They will have a folder open with work files, they will also have ZOOM open, and they will have Excel open. On the day, they will watch the tutor perform the task on ZOOM. They will then switch to the folder which contains the work files and they will open the file. The file will open in Excel where they will perform the task themselves. they must know how to open, save and close work files before attending the course. They therefore need to be able to switch between all three areas frequently. If they are unable to do this they should consider not attending an online course as the tutor will be unable to assist them from a distance – a classroom based course would be more beneficial in this circumstance.
The trainer will send a link to the work files needed for the course.
You will need to download these work files before the course and place them in a folder on your desktop.
All participants must have a copy of Microsoft Excel on their laptop or PC. Ideally the version of Excel will be from Office 365 or Office 203 or Office 2016.
You must have internet access. Your laptop or PC must have either built-in or connected speakers and ideally should also have a webcam.
You will be sent an invitation to join the course and you may need to download and install the ZOOM app if it is not already on your computer.
In an ideal setup, each participant would have a PC with duel screens, a camera, microphone and speakers, however we know this is not normally possible. At a minimum, each person must have a laptop with Excel installed and working. You must be able to hear the trainer therefore must have speakers or headphones attached to your laptop or PC. The trainer would prefer to be able to see you. It is possible to join the course on your smart phone, where you have a microphone and camera and then you can work on your computer,
however while this works, it isn’t ideal because you cannot share your computer screen with the trainer if you are in trouble. Also, it can be difficult to see the detail of an Excel worksheet on a tiny phone screen.
Getting started with an online store using Shopify-11th, 18th, 25th Nov & 2nd Dec.-6:30pm-8:30pm
To help Retailers during this extremely difficult time in another lockdown County Tipperary Skillnet are funding this course 100% through Skillnet Ireland and the Department of Education & Skills to support Tipperary businesses.
'Getting started with an online store using Shopify'-11th, 18th, 25th Nov & 2nd Dec.-6:30pm-8:30pm
This course is very beneficial if you currently have a product or service you’d like to sell online.
The great thing about Shopify is that it will grow with you from Day 1. When you start your Shopify store, you have access to enterprise level software when you’re first starting out. Whether you’re starting out part time or planning to build a million-euro business, you’re in the right place to learn how to use Shopify eCommerce.
At the end of this course participants will be able to:
• Grow your business with Shopify eCommerce
• Design your online eCommerce store
• Ship your product to your customers and get paid
• Create happy, satisfied and repeat customers
• Launch your eCommerce online store
The Course Outline will include:
• Why shopify
• Before you start up
• Start your free trial
• Add a product
• Create a collection
• Payment setup
• How to buy your domain
• How to create pages
• How to create navigation
• How to choose your theme
• Edit the look and feel of your store
• How to set up shipping
• How to set up legal
• How to set up checkout
• How to set up notification
• How to set up general settings
• How to set up taxes
• How to set up billing
• How to place a test order
• How to launch your online store
• How to add a sales channel
• How to add an app
• How to kickstart your marketing
• Shopify analytics overview
• How to join the community
This course is highly interactive with breakout sessions where the learners work in groups to share experiences, it is delivered using Zoom technology in the comfort of your own home. It is very practical as you will be following the steps provided by your tutor in building your own online eCommerce Shopify store (using your free trial). It would help if you had some product images on your computer before attending so as you can upload them on your free trial store. There are videos, PowerPoint and Workbooks used to ensure all learning styles are accommodated throughout the course delivery.
Learners are recommended to have:
• Internet access
• Computer with camera and microphone
• An online business idea.
The trainer Charlie Mernagh of 2UpSkill has his own Shopify store since the beginning of 2018. He will use a demonstration store to take you through the steps required to set up your online store. He has been training business owners since 2005 using a practical hands on approach. As this course is delivered using Zoom Charlie will do a dummy run prior to the course start date so as to ensure all learners will be comfortable using the technology.
Remote Team Working Using MS Office 365, Planner & To-Do -Mon 16th November -2:30-4:30pm
Remote Team Working Using MS Office 365, Planner & To-Do- Mon 16th November-2:30-4:30pm
This course is designed to give a short but comprehensive overview of how it is possible to work remotely as a team using Office 365, specifically using Microsoft Teams, Planner and the To-Do app. It is especially relevant now, as many must work from home but must still be productive and must function effectively as part of a Team.
This is a basic level 2 hour introduction. We will cover the essential functionality of MS Teams, Planner and To-Do.
An overview of MS Teams
Some Do’s and Don’ts when creating and working with Teams
MS Teams environment
Creating a Team
Creating Channels within a Team
Posts / Conversations - @mention
The Activity Feed
Work with Files:
Create Links to Files
Edit / Collaborate on Files
Meetings using MS Teams
MS PLANNER (WITHIN TEAMS)
Add / Create a Plan in Teams
Understanding and working with Buckets
Working with Tasks
Creating and Dating Tasks
Progress / Priority
Changing how tasks are displayed – Grouping and Filters
Using the To-Do app to view all Tasks (Outlook and Planner).
First Aid Scenarios in a Covid 19 Environment- Monday 30th November- 10:00am-1:00pm
First Aid Scenarios in a Covid 19 Environment-Monday 30th November- 10:00am-1:00pm
This three hour programme delivered virtually by Anderlift training services is designed for existing First Aid Responders who may be required to deal with First Aid Scenarios, while taking necessary precautions due to the Covid 19 virus.
Due to securing additional funding through Skillnet Ireland and the Dept of Education & Skills to assist companies in the Tipperary region during this difficult time County Tipperary Skillnet are in a position to offer this course subsidised at 70% on this occasion. The max no of places is 10. Places will fill quickly and will be taken on a first come basis.
This module is receiving excellent feedback and provides practical information and demonstrations on a number of key First Aid Response areas, including:
· Protection of the First Aid Responder in the Covid Environment
· Scene and Casualty Assessment
· Dealing with Bleeding
· Fainting and Unconsciousness
· Dealing with Seizures
· Dealing with Heart Conditions and Stroke
· CPR demonstration
· Questionnaire and programme conclusion
Problem Solving & Critical Thinking- Online-November 6th- 10am-1pm
Friday 6th November 2020 - 10am-1pm
Subsidised cost is €39 per participant, part funded by County Tipperary Skillnet through Skillnet Ireland and the Dept of Education & Skills.
This 3 hour 'Problem Solving & Critical Thinking' workshop is one in the 'New Links Training Solutions' Personal and Professional Development series.
New Links Training Solutions are experts in leadership, management and professional development training and are a QQI registered training provider.
At the end of this 3 hour workshop participants will be able to:
- Identify their critical thinking skills and identify their critical thinking style.
- Explore the critical thinking process and be able to assess diverse viewpoints/contributions.
- Improve key critical thinking skills, including active listening and questioning.
- Systematically analyse context and information to clearly understand and identify a problem.
- Use critical thinking and problem-solving tools to overcome obstacles and objections.
- Select the best technique for making decisions.
- Learn how to avoid individual and collective decision making pitfalls.
Training will be live-streamed using a virtual training platform, complete with 2-way audio, visual presentations, course chat, and live questions which allows for in-classroom and online interactions. While laptops/ desktop PCs are the preferable option, mobile devices can also be used. But, please note that participants usually perform better when interacting with virtual classrooms when using a keyboard and mouse as they can type questions directly to the instructor, or ask a question using their computer microphone.
Remote participants should be aware that the instructor will call upon them for their input just as if they were in the physical room.
All instructions, course work, and materials needed will be sent out in advance for the participant to print. It is recommended that everyone should have a notebook available to take notes
Career Development- Where to from here? - Online-Tuesday 17th Nov -11:00 am-1:00 pm
Date: Tuesday 17th November 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Career Development - Where to from here?
Have you been taking on extra responsibility and doing expensive courses in the hope of moving to the next stage of your career? That may well be exactly why you are stuck where you are or are you facing the possibility of redundancy.
We have been conditioned for years to believe that hard work and qualifications gets us ahead but in more recent times it's as much about having solid relationships and social intelligence as it ever was about hard work.
In this 2 hour course you will learn how to appraise your career progress to date, to be honest with your ambitions, be true to what you seek in a role and career and to take actionable steps to progress your career regardless of your current role.
Topics will include:
- What got you here won't get you there- new skills are required for new challenges.
- How to build your social intelligence.
- Improving your personal capability portfolio outside of work.
- How to create an action plan for simple, effective steps to get you where you want to be in your career that works for you.
This course will be delivered by Monere Development Services.
Practical Productivity using MS Outlook- CPD Accredited- Online- 2 x 1.5 hrs- 10th & 11th November 2020- 11:30am-1:00pm
Practical Productivity using MS Outlook course will be run in 1.5hr sessions 10th & 11th November 2020- 11:30am-1:00pm.
County Tipperary Skillnet are funding this course at 40% through Skillnet Ireland and the Dept of Education & Skills.
E-Bridge will deliver this training on behalf of County Tipperary Skillnet. This course is CPD Accredited however both 1.5 hr sessions must be attended in order to receive accreditation.
This practical course will cover the following:
TIME MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES & MS OUTLOOK -SHORTCUTS /ESSENTIALS WORKING WITH TASKS
- Overview of Time Management Best Practices
- Customisation of MS Outlook
- MS Outlook shortcut keys
- Navigate / Forward / Reply
- Working with attachments
- Creating and working with signatures
- Creating and working with Quick Parts
- Creating and working with Quick Steps
- The 4 D’s
- Working with Tasks
- Creating Tasks
- Re-dating Tasks
- Working with bigger tasks
- Recurring Tasks
- Completing Tasks
- Creating a logical folder structure for storing / managing email
- Creating tasks directly from an email
- Grouping related work
- Delegating and following up on time
- Categorising tasks / Viewing tasks by category
- Planning realistic days
- Empty your Inbox
CALENDAR / CONTACTS / RULES
INTRODUCING THE TO DO APP
- Review the main points already covered on PPO 1
- Working with the calendar
- Creating, editing, moving calendar entries
- Recurring entries
- Meeting invitations
- Colour coding
- Sharing your calendar and accessing other calendars
- Printing your calendar
- Working with People / Contacts
- Creating Contacts and Groups
- Gathering contact information directly from an email
- Creating and working with Rules and Alerts
- Introducing the ‘To-Do’ App – View and synchronise your Outlook tasks
on your mobile phone
Recordings of the webinars will be available for 6 months after completion and a link to the recording will be sent to all participants following the live webinar along with all relevant course files. E-Bridge will be on hand via email to answer any queries or questions that might arise following the training.
Media Messaging Workshop- 26th November 2020- 10am-1pm- Online
Date: Thursday 26th November 2020
Media Messaging Workshop
Wilson Hartnell media consultants have designed and will deliver an online bespoke, practical media messaging workshop for businesses and organisations in Co. Tipperary. County Tipperary Skillnet will subsidise this event at 70% with funding from Skillnet Ireland through the Dept of Education and Skills to support Tipperary businesses during this challenging time.
As the Covid-19 crisis continues, the impact on businesses nationwide has been profound. The major towns of Co. Tipperary, which are usually bustling with energy now seem ’closed’ and quiet and there are now regular discussions in the media about the future of businesses in local towns and Ireland’s economy. It is a challenging time for many businesses, with many having to innovate and find new ways to attract new customers and build relationships with existing clients.
Effective media relations and the ability to communicate effectively with existing and potential customers and stakeholders are important ways to grow a business. The success of an organisation’s reputation depends not only on what you do, but also how you communicate what you do. Good media relations and experiences can help enhance an organisation’s reputation.
This workshop will also give participants time to reflect on how their objectives can be achieved through the ‘lens’ of Covid-19 and how their key messages can improve public confidence with reassurances on safety for members of the public.
This Messaging and Media Awareness Workshop will give participants:
- The tools to create simple, coherent messages – that can be used by all – whether in stakeholder meetings, media interviews, networking events or presentations.
- The skills to engage with media effectively
- Proactive PR: Techniques to promote your organization on media
- Reactive PR: Responding to media queries – best practice guidelines
Cathy Moore, the Media Trainer is a Senior Consultant in the Corporate and Public Affairs Practice at Wilson Hartnell, working with clients such as Dublin City Council, Dublin Fire Brigade, Diageo and AIB. She is an experienced consultant in Public Affairs, Marketing and Communications as well as a political advisor and media trainer. Cathy also spent decades working as an award-winning broadcast journalist on BBC and RTE’s Primetime, Pat Kenny Show and Gay Byrne Radio Show. In addition, Cathy lectured in TV and radio at Dublin City University. Prior to her joining Wilson Hartnell, Cathy worked as a media and presentation trainer for clients including: UCD senior leadership team; DCU staff and researchers; An Garda Síochána; Dublin Fire Brigade; Cork Fire Brigade: politicians and political candidates.
Digital Marketing- 8th Jan -12th Feb 2021- 6 x 1/2 days
This Digital Marketing Programme is a collaboration between Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet, Waterford Chamber Skillnet, Wexford Chamber Skillnet and County Tipperary Skillnet to assist companies in developing their digital skills in the South East.
This 6 week programme is subsidised through each of the four SE Skillnets, Skillnet Ireland and the Dept of Education & Skills.
'Connect Me Marketing' will assist companies with reviewing how their business is leveraging digital channels such as their website, search engines, social media, email and other websites to connect with current and prospective customers.
Programme consists of 6 half days training plus one to one mentoring per company:
Dates: 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th Jan & 5th& 12th Feb 2021-9:30am-12:45pm
Mentoring weeks begin 7th and 13th January 2021.
Subsidised Cost: €295 per person
Digital marketing encompasses all marketing efforts that use an electronic device or the internet.
Introduction to Digital Marketing
In this module, we will discuss the Who, What, Why, & How of Digital Marketing.
We will identify the purpose, benefits and functions of a website including a review of your website goals, sales strategy, value proposition, brand identity, buyer journey and buyer persona.
Website Audit and Marketing Review
In this module, we will discuss how to objectively audit your website, see how your current offering compares to that of your competitors and most importantly - offer advice on how to make the most of your online assets. The audit will give you an opportunity to inspect the robustness of your website's technical framework and infrastructure, assess how friendly your website is to search engines, and determine how easy it is for users to navigate and intuitively find content on your website.
Inbound marketing & SEO
With everything else in place, the final step is to ensure that users know about your website. Search Engine Optimisation is a hugely important tool to direct appropriate users to your website when you hold the solution to their problem. You'll learn frequently used terms in the industry, understand what objectives and KPIs are and we go through a few examples of performance-focused channels for different common objectives.
Set Up and Kickstart Your Social Media
This module is for businesses who are new to the world of Social Media and wish to set up Facebook and or Instagram accounts or improve accounts that they aren't active on and link these platforms back to their websites. Learn what Facebook and Instagram offer as individual platforms and see how to successfully use Facebook and Instagram together. Effective social
media practice can strengthen your brand and build a loyal following. This information will help your business implement strategies to connect with your loyal audiences. It's also important to stay on top of the rapid changes in the industry so you can get the most from your social media platforms.
Step Up Your Social Media by paying attention to your format, content, audience, KPIs
and performance analysis, you can improve your social media strategy in no time. The aim of this course is to help you to hone your social media marketing skills, refine and improve your current activity.
Media Marketing (Facebook and Instagram)
Social Media platforms dominate marketing strategies due to the sheer number of people you can reach on the multiple channels available.
This module will help you understand how people and businesses use different channels, which Facebook and Instagram campaign options might suit you best, including the ad types across these platforms.
Find out how to target your audience for lead generation, create content and get that content in front of the right audience so as to drive conversions. Most importantly we will show you how to track your successes.
Each company will be offered 2 hours one to one mentoring which will be broken up into a one hour session during the first or second week of the training and one following completion of the course.
The mentoring is a key part of the overall training and helps identify areas that need to be addressed and to put in place an action plan.
How to Write a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan- Tuesday 1st December 2020- 9:30am-11:30am
This 2 hour course is 80% funded by County Tipperary Skillnet through Skillnet Ireland and the Dept of Education & Skills to support businesses during this difficult time.
How to Write a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan- Tuesday 1st December 2020- 9:30am-11:30am
This 2 hour workshop will explore how to develop your policy on how and when your business can remain operational in a variation of conditions such as a pandemic, an economic crisis, or any other critical situation that could disrupt the flow of normal business.
- What is business continuity planning and why is it important?
- How do you develop a business contingency and disaster recovery plan and who should be involved?
- The operational areas you need to address.
- How to communicate your plan.
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