Our Manufacturing & Engineering Sectoral Work

The inaugural round-table of the South-West Regional Skills Manufacturing Engineering Group took place in December 2016 where 25+ companies from a cross-spectrum of manufacturing backgrounds agreed a regional skills priority action for their sector to collectively build the quantity and quality of manufacturing and engineering talent across the South-West of Ireland.

Two primary goals were identified with the aim of:

  1. Attracting Talent Into the Manufacturing & Engineering Sector in the South-West 
  2. Developing the Best Quality Manufacturing & Engineering Talent Across All Occupational Levels in the South West

Manufacturing and engineering MNCs and SMEs have been working together across the South-West in rolling out actions in support of Goal 1 and 2 and invite all companies across the region to sign-up to, and support these vital initiatives:

Goal 1: Attract the Optimum Talent Into the Manufacturing & Engineering Sector in the South-West

Sign up to our industry initiatives to:

Goal 2: Develop the Best Quality Manufacturing & Engineering Talent across All Occupational Levels in the South West

Since its inaugural meeting, companies have successfully progressed vital actions with a number of outputs already delivered and further under way including:

  • sectoral skills needs audits across manufacturing/engineering companies in the SW;
  • course promotions campaigns aligned to top upskilling needs – click here for 2017 Springboard promotions & autumn upskilling programmes. Next promotional campaigns planned over summer 2018;
  • new programmes where gaps existed including a new supervisory management programme with further in development across key areas such as CNC, Industry 4.0 and Validation; 
  • Augmentations to existing programmes including a targeted industry/education review of engineering degree programme modules.   

Click here for a more information on our skills needs/talent development work undertaken to date.