Skills for Work is a programme aimed at providing educational training opportunities to help employees deal with the basic skills demands of the workplace. The programme is particularly targeted at workers who may not have the confidence to embrace change. It encourages them to put themselves forward for general training opportunities, or take on new roles and responsibilities. The programme gives employers the opportunity to provide quality training to employees, at no cost to the employer or employee, as the programme is funded by the Irish Government under the Department of Education and SOLAS.
Courses can be themed to the exact educational requirements of workers in the various sectors and cover topics which include:
- Workplace Language Support: Communications/English: Business English, Computers for Farmers, Customer Services for hospitality sector, Introduction to Social Media, Personal and Interpersonal Development, Health and Safety, Workplace Nutrition for Healthy Eating, Maths for today’s workplace, Career Preparation – for internal promotion, Culinary Operations.
- Courses can be held on or off site and in some cases through Zoom/Teams and can lead to qualifications up to Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework.