The Regional Skills Forum is a Department of Education & Skills initiative bringing employers and education and training providers together to collaboratively develop skills across the South-West region.  We work with companies on a 1-1 & group basis to:

  • support companies in identifying their key skills & upskilling needs

  • help companies cpaitalise on the full range of existing further & higher education skills development supports in the South-West

  • build new programme solutions to skills gaps across the region so local talent supply is as well aligned to industry need as possible.

Our Work at a Glance:

Throughout 2018 & 2019, the South-West Regional Skills Forum engaged with 180+ MNC & SMEs from across manufacturing/engineering, pharma/biopharma, ICT, hospitality & construction sectors providing 1-1 advice & support to help companies access & build the skills they need and to facilitate new programme developments across a diverse range of industry sectors & occupations to close key skills gaps identified by companies  from Industry 4.0; CNC; Validation; BIM; Dev Ops; AI; Restaurant and Bar Skills, Supervisory Management, Leadership & many more.  

For a snap shot view of some of our work and achievements to date, please click here