Emphasis on upskilling at forthcoming Shannon Chamber event in Ei Electronics’ Centre of Excellence in Shannon

Shannon Chamber has joined forces with the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum and Ei Electronics to host an event showcasing the wide range of Government-funded part-time flexible learning courses available in the region.  

The event will be held in Ei Electronics’ Centre of Excellence at Shannon Free Zone on Thursday, 16 June from 12noon to 2pm, to coincide with most companies’ lunchtime breaks, thus making it convenient for people to attend.

Launching the event, Mid-West Regional Skills Forum manager Joe Leddin said: “Lifelong learning is not new; however, what is new is the rapid pace of change in technology with career pathways less defined. This event will give people working in Shannon the opportunity to meet with representatives from the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Griffith College and Shannon Chamber Skillnet to find out about the various courses on offer and assess what new learning they would like to take on board to keep their skills relevant and to enhance their careers.

“It will contribute greatly to ensuring that the region maintains a highly skilled and talented workforce.”

Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes added: “Upskilling is key right now. Through our Skillnet network we are seeing an increasing realisation by Individuals and companies that they need to future proof themselves and their businesses if they want to remain competitive. This requires continual investment in training, hence the criticality of hosting an event of this nature.

“By bringing the training providers closer to the customer, the decision-making process as to which type and level of training to invest in, is made easier.  We would encourage companies to plan ahead and give their employees time out to attend this event on Thursday, 16 June between 12 noon and 2pm.”