Skillnet Ireland has launched its 2021 annual report, reporting an increase in its supports to Irish businesses and an investment of €60 million in upskilling programmes for companies and their workforces.
XLVets Skillnet is 1 of 72 Skillnet networks that availed of funding in 2021.
The 2021 Annual Report shows a record number of businesses engaging in talent development through Skillnet Ireland, at 22,500. Of the businesses supported, 93% were SMEs, while the agency supported more than 1,100 FDI firms.
Launching the annual report Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris said:
“Skillnet Ireland’s results demonstrate a growing appetite for talent development and upskilling from businesses of all sizes in Ireland. In 2021, Skillnet Ireland played a critical role in providing upskilling programmes to 86,000 workers in areas that will be vital to ensure our economic success into the future, including digitalisation, green skills and boosting SME productivity. The government is committed to ensuring that we have the right skills to thrive and grow and Skillnet Ireland is a key part of that.”