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  1. 2. <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Nuzum </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Executive - Skillnets </li></ul>
  2. 3. Objectives of Seminar <ul><li>To Inform the Irish Business Community: </li></ul><ul><li>About Skillnets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Past & Present Outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About Training Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How & Why They Work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training Networks Programme 2007-2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How To Get Involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Available </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Format <ul><li>16.00 Introduction </li></ul><ul><li> DVD: The Skillnets Story </li></ul><ul><li>Network Presentations: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Media Forum Skillnet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accel Club Management Training & Development Programme </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Training Networks Programme 2007-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Open Forum – Q.& A.’s </li></ul><ul><li>17.30 Networking Session </li></ul><ul><li>(Tea& Coffee / Light refreshments) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Background to Skillnets <ul><li>Formed in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Independent body – Industry Board (IBEC/ICTU/Chambers Ireland/CIF/SFA) </li></ul><ul><li>Established to facilitate training and development in Irish enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Training Networks Programme funded through the National Training Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Accel Initiative funded through the European Social Fund and National Training Fund </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People in employment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broad cross section of sectors, regions & companies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Particular focus on small/medium businesses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Private sector firms </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Achievements to date <ul><ul><ul><li>150+ networks created </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10,000+ companies participated </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50,000+ workers received training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>€ 36.5m grants committed to networks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>€ 18.26m invested by companies (93% cash) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Barriers to Training <ul><li>Lack of Time </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Money / Cost Factor </li></ul><ul><li>Disruptive Effect on Business </li></ul><ul><li>Too Generic / Not Specific </li></ul><ul><li>Not Available Locally </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of Staff being Poached </li></ul>
  7. 8. Why Training Networks Work <ul><li>Training is: </li></ul><ul><li>More suited to Enterprise Needs </li></ul><ul><li>More Cost Efficient </li></ul><ul><li>More Relevant & Useful </li></ul><ul><li>More Flexible & Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>More Informed & Beneficial </li></ul><ul><li>Better Facilitated </li></ul>
  8. 9. DVD “The Skillnets Story”
  9. 10. Neil Leyden Calico Media Digital Media Forum Skillnet
  10. 11. Digital Media Forum Skillnet Presentation 13 th March 2007
  11. 12. THE DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRY
  12. 13. <ul><li>Employment in Digital Media / ICT in Ireland: </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 researchers in Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>45,000 employees in multinationals </li></ul><ul><li>20% of GDP </li></ul><ul><li>10,502 directly in Digital Media </li></ul><ul><li>102,600 graduates with ICT skills </li></ul>
  13. 14. € 1.15 Trillion Digital Media Industry
  14. 15. WHAT IS DIGITAL MEDIA?
  15. 16. DEVICES
  16. 17. MY COMPANY
  17. 19. WHAT IS THE DIGITAL MEDIA FORUM SKILLNET?
  18. 20. FACILITATING INNOVATION
  19. 21. Our aims are simple: 1) to facilitate the training and networking of digital media enterprises in Ireland with a view to helping them create digital media products and services for the global market.
  20. 22. Our aims are simple: 2) to promote the use of digital media in Ireland creating a viable market for our members’ products and services.
  21. 23. Our aims are simple: 3) to put Ireland on the global map as a leader in the area of digital media.
  22. 24. How?: Training becomes a Trojan Horse for Networking
  23. 25. IMPACTS
  24. 26. Example # 1
  25. 27. Example # 2 THE DIRECTORY www.digitalmediaforum.net
  26. 28. Example #3 Technology Bazaar - Introduce R&D to enterprise and vice versa
  27. 29. Example #4 Mobile TV Pilot Network
  28. 30. Example #5 Virtual Worlds Network
  29. 31. Example # 6 Animation Forum Network
  30. 32. Example # 7 IPTV Network
  31. 33. [email_address] www.digitalmediaforum.net
  32. 34. Michael F. Walsh Club Managers Association Accel Club Management Training & Development Programme
  33. 35. Introduction <ul><li>CMAE~Irish Region </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 2002, with help from CMAA </li></ul><ul><li>Addressed a need ~ “Nothing to Learn and no one to learn it from”. </li></ul><ul><li>AIG Sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>M.D.P. Started 2003. 73 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Finished 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Set Standards </li></ul>
  34. 36. Life before Accel & Making Progress <ul><li>Greg Patterson </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Perdue </li></ul><ul><li>IAGCS Presidents </li></ul><ul><li>The Next Step </li></ul><ul><li>On our Own </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Applications </li></ul>
  35. 37. Project Development <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Skillnets Grant ~ ACCEL Program </li></ul><ul><li>Accel Development Grant November 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Full application approved 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>€ 470,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Matching funds required of €157,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Program Launched </li></ul>
  36. 38. The Minister Meets Famous People!
  37. 39. Training Program <ul><li>Certificate in Business in Club Management. </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd level standard, based on Club Core Competencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Modular Approach, with Credits awarded for each stage. </li></ul><ul><li>Pan European recognition- HETAC Level 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet based learning process available </li></ul>
  38. 40. Courses To Date <ul><li>Communication & Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Care </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>How to Spot a Bar Fiddle </li></ul><ul><li>Diminishing Bar Sales in Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Networking & Education~ </li></ul>
  39. 41. Impact <ul><li>Accreditated training with ITB </li></ul><ul><li>Access to training </li></ul><ul><li>Networking opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Membership growth – up 45% </li></ul>
  40. 42. Next Steps <ul><li>Grow organically- </li></ul><ul><li>FAI; IRFU; IAGCS. </li></ul><ul><li>Membership projected for 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full members~102 – Up 45% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Associate membership – 150 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>European aspect – Relevant Associations. </li></ul>
  41. 43. Our Next Step? <ul><li>Secure More Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade Education Offering </li></ul><ul><li>All Embracing Membership </li></ul>
  42. 44. Thank You <ul><li>Thanks to Diane Dignam and all the Staff at ACCEL </li></ul>
  43. 45. Training Networks Programme 2007-2009 <ul><li>Development grants </li></ul><ul><li>New Skillnets Funding Model </li></ul><ul><li>Networks under Development </li></ul><ul><li>Support and advice </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>
  44. 46. Development Grants <ul><li>Provide limited Seed Funding to companies to: </li></ul><ul><li>Support network development process </li></ul><ul><li>Develop network proposals & plans </li></ul><ul><li>Max. 100% funding available </li></ul><ul><li>Application Forms available (hard & soft copy) </li></ul><ul><li>Application Deadline: Mon. April 30 th 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>(Unsuccessful applicants will not be excluded from </li></ul><ul><li>the Support phase or Full Application Process) </li></ul>
  45. 47. Skillnets New Funding Model 2008-2009 <ul><ul><ul><li>Funding applies to: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitation of the network </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery of training </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training related costs: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funded at up to 70-90% </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dependent on company size and training type </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network facilitation costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funded at up to 80% for all networks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  46. 48. Skillnets New Funding Model 2008-2009 <ul><ul><ul><li>Training aimed at lower-skilled workers: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funded at up to 90% for all networks. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Further guidelines will be available at future seminars for Networks under Development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training conducted in-company: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can comprise up to 30% of total training activity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All matching must be cash contributions. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  47. 49. Networks Under Development <ul><ul><li>Register at any time before September </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full access to all information and support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New, existing or other Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not dependent on receiving a Development grant </li></ul></ul>
  48. 50. Use Skillnets Support and Resources <ul><li>Network Development Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introductory Workshop (May/June 07) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Workshops (dates tbc) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skillnets Information & Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Support from Skillnets advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Support from Existing Training Networks </li></ul>
  49. 51. Key Dates 2007 <ul><li>Development Grant Applications: 30 th April </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions on Applications Issued: By 23 rd May </li></ul><ul><li>Registration with Skillnets: April - September </li></ul><ul><li>Applications for full 2-year network proposals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline 24 th Sept. </li></ul></ul>
  50. 52. Next Steps <ul><li>Goal: To submit a 2 year proposal by September 24 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form a core group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Register as a “Network under Development” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absorb all available information and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply for a Development Grant (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Skillnets support and resources </li></ul></ul>
  51. 53. Open Forum <ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul>

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