Kehoe welcomes new one-stop shop for Upskilling

Deputy Paul Kehoe has today welcomed the launch of a new online portal for people seeking to upskill or retrain.

The online portal – – is a one stop shop for businesses, employees or unemployed persons and outlines the third level options available to them.

This can be a short part-time course, a course for an individual in employment or an option to return to third level.

Welcoming the announcement, Deputy Kehoe said: “There are lots of opportunities out there, but sometimes it is hard to get a clear picture of what might suit you. This online portal should help to clarify that and will help us all to develop the skills that we need for ourselves and throughout our communities.

“This could also be an opportunity for people who may be temporarily unemployed due to #COVID19, with many courses allowing you to retain your social protection benefits.

“I would also encourage business owners to explore the range of upskilling options available from Skillnet Ireland including enterprise-led business supports, targeted upskilling opportunities for employees in businesses, free online training programmes and virtual job placements.

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