GRETB has launched the Skills to Advance programme, an initiative to support small and medium enterprises in maintaining and building staff skills and competencies. GRETB's director of further education and training, Eithne Nic Dhonnchadha, believes that continuous professional development is central to economic development and security of employment.
The Skills to Advance programme is a training initiative available to employers through Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB ), designed to provide resources and support to upskill or reskill the workforce.
Funded and partially-funded certified programmes are available across the 40 GRETB training centres in the region. If required, expert staff can undertake a training needs analysis that will assist with identifying specific training needs to help grow a business.
Ken Farragher, area training manager, Galway and Roscommon ETB, said: “The Skills to Advance programme is designed to assist small and medium-sized enterprises. However, large enterprises can also avail of training as part of a regional skills need. If an employer already knows what area they want to upskill employees in, they contact GRETB to discuss programme options, and we will work to provide a customised training solution. If an employer is unsure of their workers’ upskilling needs, GRETB staff can carry out an analysis of needs with your business."
There are a number of training programmes to choose from including information technology, technical programmes, customer service, retail, hospitality, and supervisory management. Programmes can also be tailored to meet a company's specific needs.
All programmes are certified at Level 4, Level 5, and Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications Ireland or to relevant industry standards.
For further information on eligibility email [email protected] or phone Marie on 086 7881509.