The Forum is a partnership-focused infrastructure established to facilitate structured dialogue between businesses and education and training providers across Cork & Kerry.
Ultimately, it aims to provide a single table for groups of employers from specific industry clusters to directly engage with the relevant education & training provider representatives to collaboratively develop customised skills-solutions to their business requirements. Needs may vary from apprenticeships to degree modules, to specialised masters, short & longer term CPD courses, work-based learning etc. and can include projected needs in terms of the graduate talent pipeline or the upskilling of existing staff.
If you are a business in Cork or Kerry and you have skills needs - either existing or projected - please contact our South-West Regional Skills Forum Manager, Dr Siobhan Bradley.