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Launching the upcoming Mid-West skills event to be held in Modular Automation Shannon (from left): Helen Downes, CEO, Shannon Chamber; Vivian Farrell, CEO and Tara Deer, HR team lead, Modular Automation; and Joe Leddin, manager, Mid-West Regional Skills.

Flexible learning showcase in Shannon at Modular Automation

SHANNON Chamber is joining forces with the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum and Modular Automation to host an event that will showcase the wide range of Government-funded flexible learning courses available in the region.

The event will be held in Modular Automation in Shannon on Thursday, September 22 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

The event is free of charge to attend but online booking is required via Shannon Chamber’s website www.shannonchamber.ie/events-training

Its purpose is to ensure that that the Mid-West region continues to have a highly skilled and trained workforce, given that talent is now the determining factor for companies to maintain competitiveness.

Launching the event, Mid-West Regional Skills Forum manager Joe Leddin said: “Lifelong learning is not new; however, what is new is the rapid pace of change in technology with career pathways less defined.

“This event will give people working in Shannon the opportunity to meet with representatives from the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Griffith College and Shannon Chamber Skillnet to find out about the various courses on offer and assess what new learning they would like to take on board to keep their skills relevant and to enhance their careers.”

Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes added: “Talent retention and upskilling is key right now. Through our Skillnet network we are seeing an increasing realisation by Individuals and companies that they need to future proof themselves and their businesses if they want to remain competitive.

“This requires continual investment in training, hence the criticality of hosting an event of this nature.

“By bringing the training providers closer to the customer, the decision-making process as to which type and level of training to invest in, is made easier.

“We would encourage companies to plan ahead and give their employees time out to attend this event on Thursday, September 22.

“We held a similar event earlier this year in Ei Electronics and the turnout was most encouraging and a great success. We expect similar interest for this follow-up event.”

Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.

About Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.

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