Attention all SMEs – training opportunities!

Shannon Chamber Skillnet is seeking proposals for training programmes from small and medium-sized companies in certain key disciplines before the end of August.

Skillnet is delighted to have received further significant funding under the EU Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) to help SMEs in a post-Brexit world. In some cases, programmes can be subsidised up to 40%.

“We invite companies to come forward with detailed expressions of interest and concrete proposals for worthwhile programmes that can make a real difference at operational level in key areas.

Funding is available for 11 different training programmes, ranging from digital marketing to supervisory training.

The deadline for receipt of proposals for BAR assistance by the Chamber Skillnet is August 31.

Future plans

We also wish to hear from you about your training needs and plans for the years 2023-2025.

We are starting the process of reaching out to companies of all sizes and types of activity to assess the key upskilling strategies that merit support for training programmes in the coming years.

Do reach out and engage with us so that we can assist you to achieve your objectives.

More information

BAR Training Proposals: Deadline August 31

Based on positive feedback from members, the Chamber Skillnet has successfully made the case for this additional funding under the EU Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) programme.

Designed specifically to support SMEs, the funding is available for training relating to 11 specific disciplines.  

We are keen to receive training proposals in the following areas, for which we plan to organise courses (a mix of instructor-led and self-paced) that will be suitably accredited:

  • Digital Marketing (QQI Level 6 – 10 ECTS)
  • Business Data Analysis (QQI Level 7 – 10 ECTS)
  • Strategic Management QQI Level 7
  • Certificate in Change Leadership (QQI Level 9 – 10 credits)
  • Management of Change (Professional Diploma)
  • Organisational Behaviour (Level 7 – 6 ECTS credits)
  • Supply Chain Management & Customer Relationship Management (NFQ Level 8 – 9 ECTS credits)
  • Professional Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Supervisory Management (QQI Level 6)
  • Train the Trainer (QQI Level 6)
  • Certificate in Management (QQI Level 6, Component)

These disciplines and skills are crucial to the viability and success of SMEs in today’s challenging market environment. The BAR funding and Skillnet programmes provide firms with a vital means of empowering and upskilling their staff capabilities.

Further information on these programmes can be had from XXXX, Shannon Chamber Skillnet. Tel: xxx ; Email.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is August 31, so that plans can be progressed in an efficient manner.

Future training needs?

We are urging enterprises of all sizes and operational activities to consider your longer-term training requirements and revert, in due course, with proposals and ideas that the Chamber Skillnet can incorporate into its funding submissions for the years 2023-2025.

Skillnet has ambitious plans for the years ahead as it strives to empower and equip regional companies to meet the workforce and upskilling challenges and opportunities in a fast-changing marketplace.

You and your colleagues hold the key to success in this respect – we want to hear from you about your needs and aspirations, your plans and how we can help tailor our programmes to meet those requirements.

Contact Lijana Kizaite Tel 061 475 854; Email: for further information or to discuss your ideas in detail.