A Network of Regional Skills Fora was created as part of the Government’s National Skills Strategy and provides an opportunity for employers and the education and training system to work together to meet the emerging skills needs of their regions. More structured engagement on the skills agenda and the work of the Fora will contribute to  better outcomes for learners and support enterprise development.

The Fora will provide:

» a single contact  point in each region to help  employers connect with  the range of services and supports available across the education and training system

» more robust labour market information and analysis of employer needs to inform programme development

» greater collaboration and utilisation of resources across the education and training system and enhancement of progression routes for learners

» a structure for employers to become more involved in promoting employment roles and opportunities for career progression in their sectors

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North West

CountiesEducation and Training Provider Group
Donegal Donegal ETB
Sligo Mayo/Sligo/Leitrim ETB
Leitrim Letterkenny IT
Sligo IT
St Angela's Nuig
Skillnet Networks

North East

CountiesEducation and Training Provider Group
Cavan Cavan/Monaghan ETB
Monaghan Louth/Meath ETB
Louth Dundalk IT
Skillnet Networks

West

CountiesEducation and Training Provider Group
Galway Galway/Roscommon ETB
Mayo Mayo/Sligo/Leitrim ETB
Roscommon NUIG
GMIT
Skillnet Networks

Midlands

CountiesEducation and Training Provider Group
Laois Laois/Offaly ETB
Longford Longford/Westmeath ETB
Offaly Athlone IT
Westmeath Skillnet Networks

Mid East

CountiesEducation and Training Provider Group
Louth/Meath ETB
Meath Kildare/Wicklow ETB
Kildare Maynooth University
Wicklow Skillnet Networks

Dublin

CountiesEducation and Training Provider Group
City of Dublin ETB
Dublin/Dun Laoighaire ETB
DCU
UCD
TCD
NCAD
DLIADT
DIT
IT Tallaght
IT Blanchardstown
NCI
Skillnet Networks

Mid West

CountiesEducation and Training Provider Group
Clare Limerick/Clare ETB
Limerick Tipperary ETB
North Tipperary University of Limerick
Mary Immaculate College

Skillnet Networks Subsidised State Training

Limerick Institute of Technology

South East

CountiesEducation and Training Provider Group
Carlow Kilkenny/Carlow ETB
Kilkenny Waterford/Wexford ETB
South Tipperary Tipperary ETB
Waterford City IT Carlow
Waterford County Waterford IT
Wexford Skillnet Networks

South West

CountiesEducation and Training Provider Group
Cork Cork ETB
Kerry Kerry ETB
Cork IT
IT Tralee
UCC
Skillnet Networks
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  • Regional Skills Managers                                       
A dedicated team of 9 Regional Skills Forum Managers have been put in place to be the key contact points and lead the work of the Forum in each Region.