COVID-19 Update

The Regional Skills Fora are mindful of the escalating risk and potential impact of COVID-19 on our colleagues and clients. Of paramount importance to us is protecting and safeguarding the health and well-being of everyone we engage with.  With this in mind, I have temporarily closed my office in Maynooth University and am working remotely. As Regional Skills Manager Mid-East, I continue to provide advice and support for clients throughout this period. Our phone lines remain open and we are available by phone or email as before. I will continue to monitor the situation and update you on any future changes should they arise. We will be publishing updates and practical advice for businesses dealing with this crisis on our Website. Please keep an eye on our website and Twitter for further updates. We are committed to supporting you during these challenging times, and should you need our help or have any questions please contact me Siobhan Keogh, your local Regional Manager, and I will be happy to signpost you to relevant supports.


The Mid East Regional Skills Forum comprises:

Kildare/Wicklow ETB, Louth/Meath ETB, Maynooth University, Skillnets,

Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland

Role of Regional Skills Fora

The Network of Regional Skills Fora was created in 2016 as part of the Government’s National Skills Strategy to provide 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.

Each Forum has a similar structure comprising of an Education and Training Provider Group (ETPG) as well as agencies, and eventually employer representatives: