Welcome to Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Training for mixed sectoral enterprises Nationally

Rural Enterprise Skillnet training programmes are specially designed to support enterprise-led training. Whether you need to up-skill or cross skill your new or existing staff, we have the resources to help you. Investment in training can add value and profitability to your businesses enterprise and attendance at our training events provides opportunities for information exchange with like-minded business.

Under the current model the network can offer 20-25% grant support towards the cost of training for sole traders or companies.

Rural Enterprise Skillnet Business Support Live Stream 25th March 2020

Rural Enterprise Skillnet hosted a business support session with industry experts around Covid-19. With some great discussion, advice and motivation for enterprise, we remind any business to seek expert advice prior to any decision-making as the situation develops.

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Rural Enterprise Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders.

Rural Enterprise Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.

In support of this national effort, we have postponed our public training courses and events until 19th April 2020.  We will continue to take bookings for programmes commencing in April 2020, we are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to businesses, our network contact details are:

NAME:                  Brenda Donagher
PHONE:                087 6858550
EMAIL:                  manager@ruralenterpriseskillnet.ie

We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website www.hse.ie is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland.

Business supports fully explained on www.gov.ie and www.revenue.ie

We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website.

Thank you,

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Upcoming Events

Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching (QQI L6)

Next event: 10/09/2020

Venue: Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

This course is designed for people from diverse industries and organisations including business owners, managers, supervisors and HR professionals. Th..

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Certificate in Managing & Mentoring People

Next event: 10/02/2020

Venue: Donegal Town

Managing and Mentoring People, is a minor award (10 credits) Level 7 aimed at Business owners, HRM specialists, Management level employees or Supervis..

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Social Media for Business – Facebook & Instagram

Next event: 15/06/2020

Venue: Donegal Education Centre, Pier 1 Quay Street, Donegal Town

This one-day course is suitable for business owners or their employee who has responsibility for social media marketing. It is a very practical progr..

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Professional Trainer Skills Certificate QQI Level 6

Next event: 23/09/2020

Venue: Safetech Training, Letterkenny

This QQI course will provide the skills, insight and knowledge to manage training and development in a
professional manner. The Training Course..

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Gallaghers Bakery - By participating in Rural Enterprise Skillnet’s Supervisory Management Course, we are making informed decisions and learning to proactively engage with employees,which impacts on employee morale and increases our ability to deliver a better product to our customers.

Shane Clerkin

Human Resource Manager

Gallaghers Bakery - Rural Enterprise Skillnet’s Supervisory Management training exposed me to a number of areas such as performance management and conflict resolution techniques that will enhance my ability to identify, assess and improve my company’s business performance.

Igors Dedovs

Gallaghers Bakery

Abbey Tree Services - The instructors and course materials that came with Rural Enterprise Skillnet’s training in chainsaw, pruning, pole- saw and tree felling training, helped us establish best practice in our company. Moreover, it allowed us to develop an effective system to upskill our team who are now more motivated than ever.

Mark O Connor

Abbey Tree Services