Manufacturing Excellence Steering Group Created in April 2019


To collaborate in identifying and resolving skills gaps and issues and converting knowledge into best practices, for the manufacturing sector in the West Region (Galway, Mayo, Roscommon).

  • Ensure all further and higher education courses related to manufacturing in the west Region are as industry relevant as possible while keeping the learner’s best interests at heart
  • Provide timely industry input into new courses being developed by education and training providers for the West Region
  • Co-develop new further and higher-level courses as needed for the West Region, in particular related to:
    • COVID-19
    • supporting the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector and its supply chain/ Industry 4.0 (for example, automation, robotics, AI, industrial IOT, lean)
    • the transition to a low carbon economy
    • increasing SME productivity
  • Align with and feed into relevant Government strategies & initiatives such as Future Jobs 2040, Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy 2020-2025 etc.