Fingal Dublin Chamber has launched the Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet, a new enterprise-led training network for companies in the Fingal region.
Launched in Swords Castle Chapel on Wednesday (10 April), it is open to companies that want to work collaboratively to respond locally to skill needs within their business.
Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet has begun reaching out to companies to identify their training requirements for 2019 in order to sustain and grow their businesses and the Skillnet will seek to match these requirements with suitable high-quality training programmes.
Chief Executive of Fingal Dublin Chamber, Anthony Cooney said: "Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet is an opportunity for companies to drive the training provision in the region, and focuses on the companies needs to develop a strong workforce to drive further competitiveness and economic growth for Ireland.
The recent launch of the Fingal Skills Strategy refers to the expected level of churn and replacement skills required across the sectors in Fingal, we believe that this Skillnet will be a key strategic player in terms of providing upskilling opportunities to the over 8,300 companies operating in Fingal."
Noreen Fitzpatrick has recently been appointed as the network manager for Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet. Noreen has worked in Skillnet Ireland for over 12 years as a Programme Manager and has provided support to a portfolio of networks from multiple sectors. Within her new role, Noreen will be reaching out to companies to assist them to identify and address their skills needs to develop new talent and retain existing employees by providing flexible training programmes tailored to the needs of businesses in the region.