Talent retention and upskilling the focus of upcoming Shannon Chamber event in Modular Automation Shannon

Launching the upcoming Mid-West skills event to be held in Modular Automation Shannon (from left): Helen Downes, CEO, Shannon Chamber; Vivian Farrell, CEO and Tara Deer, HR team lead, Modular Automation; and Joe Leddin, manager, Mid-West Regional Skills. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Shannon Chamber is joining forces with the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum and Modular Automation to host an event that will showcase the wide range of Government-funded flexible learning courses available in the region.

The purpose of the event is to ensure that that the Mid-West region continues to have a highly skilled and trained workforce, given that talent is now the determining factor for companies to maintain competitiveness.

The event will be held in Modular Automation in Shannon on Thursday, 22 September from 9.30am to 12.30pm.  The event is free of charge to attend but online booking is required via Shannon Chamber’s website www.shannonchamber.ie/events-training

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.”

Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes added: “Talent retention and 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, 22 September. We held a similar event earlier this year in Ei Electronics and the turnout was most encouraging and a great success. We expect similar interest for this follow-up event.”


About Shannon Chamber

Shannon Chamber is affiliated to Chambers Ireland, the voice of business throughout Ireland, with 40 member chambers across every major city, town and region of the island. Aligning its strategic priorities with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Shannon Chamber has over 320 member companies and a link to their 15,000 employees. The Chamber’s aim is to make Shannon and the region a better to live, work and do business.