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Helen Downes, CEO, Shannon Chamber

Welcome to Shannon Chamber Skillnet

Shannon Chamber has been operating a Skillnet network since September of 2015. It was set up in response to a demand for new areas of training and for training that would be member-driven. Our network is funded by member companies and the training networks programme, an initiative of Skillnet Ireland, funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

Our purpose, as a Skillnet, is to provide member companies with training directly suited to their needs; we assess these requirements annually through undertaking a learning needs analysis, the feedback from which directs our annual training programme offering. We are led by a Steering Group, which is representative of a number of businesses in the greater Shannon area.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet focuses on supporting those in employment within the Mid West region. A number of other Skillnet Networks participate in the Skillnet Ireland Employment Activation programme. This initiative is designed exclusively for unemployed people and includes free training in skills in demand by companies combined with direct access to employers through meaningful work placements. For further information on Skillnet Networks offering free training programmes for those seeking employment, subject to eligibility criteria, see the Skillnet Ireland website.

Enhancing management capacity, particularly in SMEs, is a national policy imperative and a major priority for Skillnet Ireland and our networks. The Management Development Programmes are available to take businesses to the next level. All Skillnet Networks must have a link to Skillnet Ireland’s Management Development Page.

Please contact our Network manager, Cillian Griffey (cgriffey@shannonchamber.ie) to discuss your company’s training requirements.


Helen Downes

CEO, Shannon Chamber




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Shannon Chamber Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet is part of Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Providing business support and advice to members in Mid-West.

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