Network Overview – What we do

Rural Enterprise Skillnet is a multi sector learning network for companies of all sizes in the North West.
Member companies work collaboratively to respond locally to skills needs within their businesses. The network supports regional development by helping local businesses to arrive at shared local solutions that are more accessible, more affordable and ultimately, more effective at meeting their needs. The network addresses both technical and non-technical skills needs across multiple sectors.

  • Supporting Enterprise
  • Subsidised Training
  • Skills Development
  • Source Trainers/Courses

Our aims

The objective of the network is to support member companies to grow through the provision of relevant and flexible training. The network supports several sectors including agribusiness, forestry, construction, hospitality, retail and indigenous rural businesses located in the North West.

Steering Group

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About Skillnet Ireland

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Skills Connect

Rural Enterprise Skillnet  supports the workforce development needs of businesses nationally.  We offer a small number/selection of industry-led and fully funded programmes for people who are not in employment, subject to eligibility criteria and the availability of places. If you are currently not in employment and wish to upskill or reskill, click here for details of Skills Connect training for people seeking employment.  Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website.


Creevy Pier Hotel - Rural Enterprise Skillnets is a highly professional network offering a great range of training programs which helped us save time and make informed decisions impacting our ability to deliver a better service to our customers. They are extremely supportive, offering advice on our training requirements. I would highly recommend getting involved with the Rural Enterprise Skillnet.

Melissa Flanagan

Superviser: Creevy Pier Hotel

Swan Net Gundry -. I have sent over 10 team members on courses, and the investment has definitely been worth it.

Jane Cassidy

Swan Net Gundry