SMEs boost training needs with LCETB

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A NEW Government of Ireland initiative, delivered by Education and Training Boards, has been established to enable targeted support for vulnerable groups in the Irish workforce. The scheme is implemented through Skills to Advance programmes that have been developed to meet the challenges of rapid technological advances and the changing work environment.

It offers upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees and SMEs through education and training. In addition, Skills to Advance can assist SMEs in identifying their training needs and provide training to their workforce.

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Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is one of two ETBs in the Mid-West delivering Skills to Advance employee development. The authority already enjoys well-developed partnerships within industry and industry groups.

Through Skills to Advance it can provide your business with accessible training opportunities, which fit in and around your business and work schedules.

Home Instead Senior Care Clare is one Mid-West business currently accessing Skills to Advance. The company’s caregivers attend training two evenings a week in component modules of the QQI Healthcare award.

Pearl Nugent, operations manager, says: “Working with the ETB and Skills to Advance has provided the opportunity of free training for our staff and flexibility around their work schedule.”

To access Skills to Advance, call Patricia on 061-578124 or email [email protected]