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News & Industry Updates

Find out about new Galway Executive Skillnet return-to-work programmes

The programmes run by Galway Executive Skillnet have 88% success rate.

24 June 2021 

Cardiac First Responder Training on 27th July - Register now!

This training is organised by Western Management Centre. Places are limited due to Covid-19 restrictions.

24 June 2021 

The government extended the apprenticeship scheme for employers!

On 23rd June, Ministers Harris and Collins announced the extension of the scheme until the end of December 2021.

24 June 2021 

Is training your bakery team a challenge? FREE event on 30th June!

Register for free for this unique, online, bakery industry consultation!The event will take place on 30th June at 2pm

23 June 2021 

West Regional Skills Forum meeting - 22nd June

We had a very productive meeting over Zoom, talking all things West region!

23 June 2021 

The Wheel - Grants Available for Training Networks!

The Wheel is delighted to announce that applications for funding are now open under the Training Links programme.

23 June 2021 

Digital Transformation - FREE courses for SMEs! Register today!

These online workshops are organised and fully funded by Skillnet Ireland under their Future Dynamics pillar

21 June 2021 

Have your say on the future of research and innovation in Ireland!

Minister Harris launched national consultation on the future of research and innovation in Ireland

16 June 2021 

New funded courses for jobseekers, self-employed and returners to work

Ministers Harris and Collins launched 294 courses under Springboard+ 2021. Applications will open on Wednesday 16th June.

15 June 2021 

Industry 4.0 - New short courses available - Sign up now!

New courses are being provided by Industry 4.0 Skillnet - Training Network for the Quarry, Construction & Manufacturing Industry.

8 June 2021 

Haulage Strategy Webinar – 16 June 2021 - Save the date!

A webinar on the forthcoming ten-year strategy for the road haulage sector, will take place on Wednesday 16 June 2021 between 10am and 1pm.

8 June 2021 

Development of Enterprise Ireland Strategy 2022-2024 - Have your say!

This is a unique opportunity to engage in the consultation process set up by Enterprise Ireland on the development of their multi-year strategy.

3 June 2021 

Economic Recovery Plan 2021 has been published by the Government

The Plan sets out a new phase of supports, investment and policies for a new stage of economic recovery and renewal.

2 June 2021 

Minister Harris announced large investment in further and higher education

The National Recover and Resilience Plan will deliver €225 million in investment for further and higher education and research

1 June 2021 is now live!

The Galway Chamber's newest campaign aims to bring more companies and investment to Galway and the West Region

1 June 2021 - Ireland's first digital hub network is now live!

Minister Humphreys has launched National Connected Hubs Network - a network to make remote working a reality throughout Rural Ireland

31 May 2021 

Why Galway? - new website on all things Galway is about be launched!

This is a new, exciting initiative by Galway Chamber

26 May 2021 

Skills needed for remote working and the benefits for regional development

Meeting between Minister Simon Harris and National Skills Council took place on 25th May

26 May 2021 

RSF West joins Bia Innovator Campus Education & Learning Sub-Committee

We are thrilled to announced cooperation between RSF West and Bia Innovator Campus in providing education and training to the drink and food sector i...

24 May 2021 

Join us for the Manufacturing Excellence Working Group meeting on 2.06

The meeting will take pace on Wednesday, 2nd June, from 2pm - 3.30pm, via Zoom

24 May 2021