Launch of Skillnet Ireland Statement of Strategy 2021-2025- November 2020 by Minister Simon Harris- Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science
Having a skilled and agile workforce is essential to how we respond to current and future business challenges. The future, although challenging, offers an opportunity to transition and transform businesses, build new business models or reengineer existing ones, and enable those in the workforce to build new skills. By developing our talented workforce we will ensure businesses are equipped for the future.
Skillnet Ireland look forward to working with businesses to support the talent demands for a more digital future and building a low-carbon and sustainable economy. The strategic themes will be delivered upon through clear and ambitious actions, so that we can make the optimum contribution to the productivity and innovation of businesses in Ireland.
Strategic Themes to Support Irish Business
Over the next five years Skillnet Ireland will be guided by three strategic themes:
Workforce design is the process of analysing the workforce, determining its future needs, and identifying the gap that exists between what the organisation needs now and what it will need in the future. The need to have the right people with the right skills and tools, in the right roles at the right time is more critical now than ever. Workforce design is essential to keep enterprise ahead of the curve, building human capital and capacity at a sectoral and regional level.
As working environments become more complex and greater agility is needed, developing people is an essential strategy to achieve business goals. People development activities help businesses to improve through talent development and that enable workers to learn and to grow. It results in better business outcomes, improved staff engagement and greater career opportunities for workers.
We are living in an age of unparalleled technological disruption and business transformation. Strategic innovation is at the core of how enterprises manage change and adopt to changing circumstances. Strategic innovation places businesses ahead of the curve by boosting creativity, ideation and productivity and helps workers adapt to the new world of work by future proofing their skills.
Read the full Statement of Strategy 2021-2025 here
County Tipperary Skillnet hosted a highly informative and beautiful event for International Womens Day which was attended by influential and successful women from County Tipperary.
Afternoon Tea was served at the Clonmel Park Hotel while guests were welcomed by County Tipperary Skillnet manager, Karen Walters.
Guest speaker, Emma Lacy of Horan Automation outlined the course of her very successful career with the full time demands of being a mother which struck a cord with many of the women in attendance.
Privileged to have been sponsors of Entrepreneur's Day 2020 on 10th January, hosted by Mr Tom Brennan, Entrepreneur in Residence at LIT Questum Acceleration Centre.
Boston Scientific was named as Tipperary's top company on a night when Adi Roche was honoured for her remarkable work caring for victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster at the County Tipperary Business awards.
The Clonmel woman received a standing ovation at the gala ceremony in the Clonmel Park Hotel when she stepped forward to accept the President's Award.
Chamber president Paula Carney Hoffler paid tribute to her courage and resilience over more than thirty years in fronting the Chernobyl Children's Project.
Adi Roche said she was hugely honoured to be recognised in her home town and county and remarked that her upbringing in Clonmel shaped the person she became.
She said she was accepting the award on behalf of all the people who have done so much for the children of Chernobyl since the catastrophic nuclear accident.
John Paul Phelan Minister of State Dept of Housing, Planning & Local Government was an honored guest.
Another highlight of the night was the naming of Boston Scientific as the winner of the overall award and there was great celebration among the many from the firm attending the ceremony.
The Clonmel company had already won the Best Large Business category.
The third staging of the awards was another huge success with the cream of Tipperary business assembled in the stunning setting of the Clonmel Park Hotel banquet room.
Dragons Den star Sean Gallagher was MC for the event.
The winners of the various categories were -
Best Employer: Talent Development, Training & Wellness - Vision ID
Best Corporate Social Responsibility or Contribution to the Community – Setanta College
Best Family Business – Pressure Welding Manufacturing
Best Food and Agriculture – Bulmers
Best Large Business – Boston Scientific
Best in Retail – The Gourmet Butcher
Best Service Provider – Acorn Regulatory
Best Small or Medium Enterprise – Surecom Network Solutions
Best Use of Social Media and Marketing – Blanco Nino
Best Sports, Arts and Culture – Fethard Horse Country Experience
Best Tourism and Hospitality – Anner Hotel
Best Social Enterprise – Irish Wheelchair Association
Best Start up or Emerging New Business – Oscar Wilde Water
County Tipperary Skillnet are delighted to have sponsored the annual Chamber Budget Breakfast 2020.
Audrey Crean of 'Audrey Crean Taxation' gave an excellent and informative update to attendees on the implications of Budget 2020.
Thanks also to O'Gorman Brannigan Purtill for their continued support. There is a 28% increase in funding for Skillnet Ireland for 2020!
This brings annual funding to €35.9 million, the highest ever funding level for Skillnet Ireland.
County Tipperary Skillnet were delighted to partner with PwC for the 'South East Tipperary Tax Summit' on the 10th September 2019 in the Clonmel Park Hotel. A huge thank you to the PwC team Roisin Purcell, Brian Hogan, Joan Hearne, Ciara O'Connor, Marc Cosgrove & Jennifer Hawkins who provided insightful and entertaining presentations on the following topics:
The half day summit covered the current tax risks and opportunities for businesses. We look forward to working with PwC in the future to deliver expert briefings and workshops.