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CILT Skillnet Launch

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Ireland officially launched their ‘CILT Skillnet’ on 21 November, 2016, in the Gibson Hotel. The event attracted many professionals from industry and third level education who turned up to support the launch.

About the CILT Skillnet

The CILT Skillnet is a network of member companies nationwide. Members may use the Skillnets network to avail of grant-assisted training and networking opportunities for their Directors, Managers and staff. It is the belief of our Institute that members need to improve the skills of their workforce if they are to meet the future demand of skill shortages through training that is relevant in the Logistics, Transport, Distribution and Supply Chain sectors, required due to continuous growth in our industry in order to be successful in business both nationally and internationally. “The network’s long-term strategy is to continue in supporting our network members in meeting their training and development needs, to sustain competitiveness and growth for our sectors.”

On the night, CILT had many guest speakers who presented to all those in attendance. Firstly, CILT’s CEO Pat Treacy opened up the launch with an introduction and gave a brief overview of the evening ahead and of course the aims of the CILT Skillnet programme.

These aims include:
• 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 plan for our industry
• To contribute to the up-skilling of the workforce in our industry

Pat then welcomed to the podium, President Paddy Doherty, who spoke about the core values and mission of CILT education and training programmes. The CEO of Skillnets Paul Healy then gave a speech on the benefits of Skillnets for companies and why they should get involved. Following on from this, Pat introduced Conor Molloy of Authentic Energy Management Services (AEMS) who gave a very insightful presentation on Energy Efficiency.

Next up was Tony Kelly of Collision Consulting. Tony, who is an ex member of An Garda Síochána, gave those in attendance a presentation on accident collision and its potential outcomes for employers and members of the public. Pat then closed out the evening and those in attendance enjoyed some light refreshments while they continued to network and enjoy the evening. CILT thank all those who attended on the night and who support the CILT Skillnet going forward. We hope to have many exciting programmes in the New Year.

The benefits of joining the CILT Skillnets

Joining the network enables your organisation to avail of government grant subsidies to support your company’s staff training and development needs.

The benefits to your company include:
• Free network membership
• Grant-supported training programmes
• Free workshops and seminars with subject matter experts
• New subsidised educational programmes for the sector
• Skills and knowledge for your staff in the latest technologies, project and management techniques
• Increased outputs from your training budget
• Cost savings for your company
• Access top Irish and international trainers
• Networking with other companies in the CILT Skillnets Network Group.

The CILT Skillnets network fosters a climate of the sharing of knowledge, skills and attitudes within and between the networks members where people are valued and are given opportunities for personal development and career progression. We as a professional group endeavour to achieve satisfaction ratings exceeding 93% on all training programmes.
Please contact our network manager Jerry Meredith If you would like to avail of funding for your training needs in the near future.

Contact details for Jerry Meredith: Office 01-676 3188, Mobile 087-327 0518

Paul Healy, CEO Skillnets, Paddy Doherty, President CILT, Kathleen Callanan, Head of Enforcement RSA, Pat Treacy, CEO CILT, Enda Hogan, Programme Support Manager Skillnets.

Jerry Meredith, Network Manager CILT Skillnet, Wayne Kavanagh, Musgraves, Brian Cleary, Superior Express, Paddy Doherty, President CILT, Pat Treacy, CEO CILT, Paul Healy, CEO Skillnets.

Paul Healy, CEO Skillnets, Paddy Doherty, President CILT, Vivienne Kavanagh, Dublin Bus, Pat Treacy, CEO CILT, Donal Keating, Dublin Bus.

Conor Molloy, Authentic Energy Management Services.

Tony Kelly, Collision Consulting.


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