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Skillnets green.economy.may2010

  1. 1. Diane Dignam Senior Programme Manager Skillnets Ltd Training and upskilling: making the most out of the green economy
  2. 2. Background to Skillnets Ltd <ul><li>Formed in 1999 as an independent body under DETE mandate </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Board (representatives from IBEC/ICTU/CI/CIF/SFA) </li></ul><ul><li>Established to facilitate training and development in Irish enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of learning as a critical element in sustaining national competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Skillnets Mandate </li></ul><ul><li>to act as an enterprise-led support body dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of enterprise training, the support of innovation and development of workplace learning - a key element in sustaining national competitiveness. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Skillnets Model & enterprise-led approach <ul><li>Our networks are led and managed by the enterprises themselves </li></ul><ul><li>These enterprises provide direction on the training process </li></ul><ul><li>Networks are self selecting and guided by a commonality of needs </li></ul><ul><li>This approach creates solutions to training needs that are tailor-made, up to date and focussed on business results </li></ul><ul><li>Business ethos - designed to meet business needs of member companies </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Skillnets Model cont’d <ul><li>Co-funded - enterprises invest in delivery of objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative - trying new concepts and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of potential partners and stakeholders including </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd level institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Large companies transferring knowledge to SMEs and vice versa </li></ul><ul><li>Firmly grounded in the strength and synergies of networking </li></ul>
  5. 5. Training Networks Programme 2010-2011 <ul><li>Changing global and domestic economic circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Renewed focus on the desired skills set for Ireland Inc </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditionally supporting people in employment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New programme additionally supporting the needs of the unemployed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New themes </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>
  6. 6. Training Networks Programme 2010-2011 <ul><li>Theme 1: Facilitating the transferability of individuals’ skills to increase mobility and employability across mixed sectoral /regional networks </li></ul><ul><li>Theme 2: Facilitating company diversification or transferability within a sector or from one sector to another </li></ul><ul><li>Theme 3: Facilitating increased performance and growth in priority sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Theme 4: Enhancing the general competency skills of the lifelong learner </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some 2009 statistics… <ul><li>Total network expenditure €22.2m of which €14.5m invested by Skillnets and €7.7m cash invested by member companies </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>27,906 member companies </li></ul><ul><li>40,123 people trained </li></ul><ul><li>Over 193,757 training days delivered </li></ul>
  8. 8. Skillnets Working with Enterprise <ul><li>Over 6,000 companies surveyed in 2009. Comparison with 2008 figures </li></ul><ul><li>• 88% (increase of 3%) of companies stated that their training network delivered lower cost training than available alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>• 93% stated they would recommend becoming a member of a training network to other companies </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>• 62% (increase of 16%) of companies stated that their participation in their Skillnets training network had created new business partnerships, with 69% (increase of 8%) reporting key business contacts generated </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>• Companies stated that participation in their Skillnets training network had a positive impact on levels of customer satisfaction (83%) (increase of 5%) and employee morale (89%) (increase of 6%) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>• 88% (increase of 11%) of companies stated that staff training had increased from their membership of a network with a further 86% (increase of 4%) stating that they could now avail of training that would not have been otherwise available </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 9. Skillnets Working with Enterprise <ul><li>Of companies that participated in networking events organised by their network, </li></ul><ul><li>• 73% (increase of 5%) stated they were of benefit in generating ideas for development </li></ul><ul><li>• 80% (increase of 5%) found that these events were of benefit in sharing learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>• 77% kept up to date with market developments </li></ul><ul><li>• 78% (increase of 2%) learned best business practice approaches for their sector </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>• 86% (increase of 8%) of companies stated that the Skillnets Training Networks Programme (TNP) was more flexible being enterprise-led and 83% (increase of 1%) felt the training provided was better suited to their business needs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Skillnets working with the Green Economy Sector <ul><li>Sectors prioritised in government policy, specifically in the document Building Ireland’s Smart Economy (Department of the Taoiseach, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Existing, emerging or potential export sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Sectors which are large employers or have potential for employment growth </li></ul>
  11. 11. Skillnets working with the Green Economy Sector <ul><li>Green Technology and Environmental Goods and Services (EGS) </li></ul><ul><li>• Eco-construction </li></ul><ul><li>• Low carbon emission transport </li></ul><ul><li>• Waste management/Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>• Renewable energy </li></ul>
  12. 12. Skillnets working with the Green Economy <ul><li>Examples of networks who plan on running green courses in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Wind Skillnet </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Skillnet </li></ul><ul><li>Role Skillnet </li></ul><ul><li>Eco Construction Skillnet </li></ul><ul><li>CITA Skillnet </li></ul><ul><li>ICOS Skillnet </li></ul>
  13. 13. Examples of green courses in 2010 <ul><li>BER Assessor refresher course </li></ul><ul><li>Best Environmental Practice in your Hospitality business </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Eco Home Design, Energy Efficient Passive House Design </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Insulation (specifying and installing) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Mgt, Benchmarking, Energy Cert Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Good Practice On Site Training </li></ul><ul><li>Green Business, Lean Business </li></ul><ul><li>Green Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Recovery and Ventilation, Heat Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Low Energy Domestic Refurbishment </li></ul><ul><li>Passive House Design </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing your costs, greening your licensed/food premises </li></ul><ul><li>Retrofitting: Low Carbon Housing Refurbishment </li></ul><ul><li>Small Scale Wind Generation Design </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Search for networks </li></ul><ul><li>Search for training </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01-2079630 (main office) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your local network… </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank You!