County Tipperary Skillnet are proud sponsors of the 'Best Employer: Talent Development, Training & Wellness' category.
Congratulations and Best of Luck to the 3 finalists:
We look forward to seeing everyone on the 19th October 2018 in the Clonmel Park Hotel.
It was great to be invited to speak at the 'Raising Capital Workshop' on Friday the 7th September 2018 held at the Questum Acceleration Centre in Clonmel, about the 'Future of Work' funding opportunities through County Tipperary Skillnet and Skillnet Ireland.
Enterprise groups are invited to submit innovative proposals for 2019 and for the first time these may not be directly related to training yet creatively address workforce development challenges in the region of Tipperary.
The Event was facilitated by Sarah O'Connor, TriviumVet.
Presentations were made by Tom Brennan, Questum Entrepreneur in Residence;
Dr Noel Kelly of Kellysan (and formerly Kentz);
Pat McGrath presented on 'fundraising governance' & Sharon Cunningham of Shorla Pharma hosted a finance session.
The energy in the room was incredible and the speed networking kicked off the event to a great start!
The staff of County Tipperary Skillnet attended a 'Tackle Your Feelings Workshop' on Tuesday 28th August 2018 and would like to thank METIS Ireland for the invitation. This event was organised in collaboration with Rugby Players Ireland and Zurich.
We found it powerful and beneficial and recommend downloading the 'Tackle your Feelings 'App which has very useful resources.
KEY TAKE AWAYS
• Be honest with YOURSELF about how YOU are feeling
• Make space every day to check in with YOURSELF and see how YOU really are
• Find and use strategies that work for YOU
See the Testimonial video from participants on our recent Digital Marketing QQI L5 programme. This will run again commencing September 20th 2018
County Tipperary Skillnet is proud to be part of Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion of workforce learning in Ireland. We are delighted to share the recent news that Skillnet Ireland is offering up to €2M worth of funding for new Network development. This funding will be made available to industry bodies and enterprise groups to develop new Skillnet Networks. The new enterprise-led learning networks will be launched in 2019 and will support Irish businesses in addressing their current and future skills needs. Application information can be found on the funding page https://www.skillnetireland.ie/funding
County Tipperary Chamber, the promoting organisation understands the value of the Skillnet model,
“to develop the skills and talent of the Tipperary workforce contributing to the overall growth of businesses in the region."
The Skillnet model is particularly appealing for SMEs as the cost of training is subsidised by Skillnet Ireland. In addition, the design, sourcing and delivery of training is all coordinated by County Tipperary Skillnet, enabling easy access to training but also moving much of the administrative burden away from the company.
The fund will close for applications at 5pm on Thursday, 8 November 2018.
Skillnet Ireland will hold information briefings on this Funding Call in September in Cork, Dublin and Galway. If your industry federation, industry body or other private sector enterprise group are interested in establishing a new Skillnet learning network, please contact Skillnet Ireland at 01 207 9630 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the funding page https://www.skillnetireland.ie/funding
A productive morning with a very early start. Thanks to all who attended and networked. A special thanks to Questum Acceleration Centre for providing the excellent venue. Thank you to the Revenue experts Paul Sheridan & Jenny Duffy for imparting their knowledge. You can attend future practical Seminars on Payroll Modernisation in your locality in Sept/ Oct, email: email@example.com to find out more.
County Tipperary Skillnet will continue to organise monthly earlybird network events, keep an eye on our 'Events' section on our website.
Great turnout at the Thurles Enterprise Centre on Thursday night for the North Tipperary launch of the 'Co Tipperary Business Awards'. County Tipperary Skillnet are proud sponsors of the 'Best Employer: Talent Development, Training & Wellness' category.
Richard Bruton Minister for Education & Skills visits Questum Acceleration Centre, Clonmel 18th May & Chamber announces North Tipperary Launch of County Tipperary Business Awards 2018
On his recent visit to the Questum Acceleration Centre in Clonmel, Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., commented that the County Tipperary Business Awards offer an opportunity to “recognize enterprise excellence, innovation capability and exporting capability, … all of which are key to our success as a country”.
iGarret Ahearn Fine Gael, Karen Walters Network Manager of County Tipperary Skillnet and Minister Richard Bruton
County Tipperary Skillnet are proud to sponsor the 'Best Employer: Talent Development, Training & Wellness' category- companies will be asked to:
1. Demonstrate how the organisation is upskilling its employees to support their personal and professional development including a structured approach to the training and development of:
Wellbeing and resilience skills
2. Describe how the organisation supports employees to define and establish an environment where health and wellbeing, both physical and mental, are protected and respected.
3. Outline how those strategies have supported the stability and growth of the business in the last year.
Minister Bruton presented with Dail Eireann 1919; T.J. Kinsella - Chamber President, Cllr. Michael Murphy, David Shanahan - Chamber CEO, Minister Bruton, VP of LIT - Liam Browne, Garret Ahearn, Gillian Barry - LIT Head of Innovation and Enterprise
Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet, County Tipperary Skillnet and Waterford Chamber Skillnet co-hosted a conference exploring the use of digital learning in the workplace.
The Learning Technologies Conference took place in The Set Theatre in Kilkenny on Wednesday 16th May 2018.
Leading experts in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies examined the changing world of work, learning technologies and trends in 2018, the digitisation of learning content and the emergence of new technologies, including virtual and augmented reality. The conference presented case studies by local businesses, both users and providers of these technologies:
Paul Healy, CEO of Skillnet Ireland presented on the changing world of work and the implications for workplace learning.
John Kilroy, Director and Head of Learning Technology of Harvest Resources explored what digital learning technologies can do for business.
Jesse Kielthy, Senior L&D Professional, Sun Life Financial described emerging needs through a case study on digitising the learning experience.
Sara Mullally, Network Manager, Waterford Chamber Skillnet presented the findings of the Digital Learning in the Southeast benchmarking survey report.
Gerry Doyle, Manager Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet provided an insight into the new online masters programme for the ICT sector- MSc in Applied Cyber Security.
Dr. Leigh Griffin, Engineering Manager, Red Hat discussed how to develop and deliver digital learning content for an open source distributed team.
Sandra Whelan, COO Immersive VR Education explored the world of learning through virtual and augmented reality.
Shane Doran, Managing Director of Liberty Communicates chaired the event and panel discussion.
Businesses worldwide are increasing their use of learning technologies to support and, in some instances, replace more traditional face-to-face instructor-led training. “Learning and development is evolving rapidly to respond to changes in business needs, workforce demographics, learner expectations and new technologies", says Ashling Ward, Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet, "but to what extent are businesses in South East making use of the digital learning technologies available to them to address skills needs in the workplace?” These are some of the key questions that were addressed at the conference.The findings of a new Digital Learning Benchmark Survey were presented at the conference and will be published shortly.
"We commissioned this survey to develop a wider picture of the adoption of digital learning by businesses of different sizes across the South East. This allowed businesses in the region to benchmark themselves against other similar businesses." explains Karen Walters, County Tipperary Skillnet.
"The conference was an opportunity to share best practice", says Sara Mullally, Waterford Chamber Skillnet. "Our member companies tell us that identifying the right digital learning solutions for their business is time-consuming and challenging. By co-hosting the conference with other learning networks in the region, we were able to bring together businesses from the South East to share their knowledge and direct experience of digital learning in the workplace."