Our Services

Our Focus & Approach

Our focus is on identifying skills needs - existing & projected - across the region and putting in place collaborative action plans between industry/education that build solutions to these so local talent supply is as well aligned to local industry need as possible.

What we Do:

  • We work with local industry to identify priority skills needs for our region
  • We signpost companies to existing skills solutions across the full education/training spectrum 
  • We proactively identify skills gaps & put in place collaborative industry/education plans to close these so local talent is as well aligned to industry needs as possible
  • We focus across the full occupational spectrum from entry level to skill trades, graduate, professional and executive roles
  • Our work incorporates strategies to build optimum talent pipelines into the future & to upskill existing staff

How We Do It:

We build evidence-informed data on key skills needs & optimum solutions through: 

1-1 Company Skills Needs Audits

Industry Sectoral Groups, chaired by industry champions where peer companies collaborate at round-table events with Department Heads from UCC, CIT, IT Tralee and Cork & Kerry Education & Training Boards to agree & put in place action plans addressing regional skills priorities

Dedicated industry/education expert teams to build & implement best in class solutions aligned to our round-table priorities

To learn more about our work with industry sectors in the south-west, please visit:

Sample Outputs to Date:

  • New Skills Databases on Key Industry Trends & Needs
  • Marketing/promotional materials signposting industry to existing skills development programmes aligned to industry needs
  • New Industry-Led Solutions to Address Skills Gaps including:
  • NewCIT/Tralee IT Level 6 Supervisory Management Programme. Lean Yellow Belt, Introduction to Management, People Management & Performance Management
  • New Level 6 CNC Operator Traineeships [full & part-time] with CETB
  • NewDigital Explore Programme - Digital Upskilling for Operators in Manufacturing with CETB & KETB
  • New Validation Modules across science/eng degree programmes in UCC, CIT & IT Tralee
  • New 90% HEA funded upskilling Springboard programmes in:
    • Validation (Level 7, CIT & Tralee IT)
    • Automation & Control (Level 7, CIT)
    • BIM (Level 6, Tralee IT)
    • Management Practice (Level 7, UCC)
    • Further in Development for 2019/2020

If your company is interested learning more about our skills development work in any of the above industry sectors or in inputting into further skills development work across any new industry sectors, please email siobhanbradley@regionalskills.ie.