Members use the network to avail of grant-assisted training and networking opportunities for their owners, managers and staff.
We believe that members need to improve the skills of their workforce if they are to grow and be successful in today’s business environment.
The network’s long term strategy is to continue supporting the co-operative and agri-business sectors in meeting their training & development needs to sustain competitiveness and growth for the sectors.
The aims of the programme are:
- To provide industry specific, customised and most relevant training to the member companies in order to improve their competitiveness.
- To promote training as a viable strategic tool.
- To improve the quality of training and development activities and provide real opportunities to employees of the member companies.
- To assist in creating a long term future for co-operative businesses in rural areas.
- To contribute to the upskilling of the unemployed.
We provide training in the following areas: Co-operative & Industrial Provident Society Director Training; People Management; Planning & Strategy; Management Development; Communication Skills; Sales & Marketing; Finance; Technical Skills; Health & Safety and Information Technology.
For further information on ICOS Skillnet, please contact (01) 613-1348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ICOS Skillnet is funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.
Skills Connect – Supports for those seeking employment
Icos Skillnet supports the workforce development needs of businesses within the co-operative and agri-business sector. If you are currently not in employment and wish to upskill or reskill, you may be interested in training offered by other Skillnet Networks through Skills Connect. Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website by clicking here.
“ICOS skillnet has been crucial in supporting the development and delivery of our learning and development within the business.”
Stephen Hickey - HR Business Partner
“Bandon Co-op are strong advocates of continuous training and without question improved knowledge is an essential component in the skillset of our staff who in turn contribute to the success of our organisation.”
Michael O’Driscoll - Purchasing Manager
“Dairygold Co-Operative Society have engaged with and have been supported by ICOS Skillnet on our Learning and Development agenda over many years.”