The Regional Skills network operates nationwide through 9 regions.
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The Regional Skills Fora (RSF) is an initiative of the Government of Ireland under the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS).


"'The regional skills forum is a fantastic employer support service, we knew our training needs in terms of staff development in leadership, customer care, digital marketing and revenue management and the regional skills forum signposted us to the most appropriate providers saving us valuable time and energy."

Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, Managing Director Woodlands House Hotel

"As a result of engaging with our RSF Manger, we have been in a position to develop our employee skills through funded Springboard programmes with colleges across the region, to upskill our operator and trades teams through digital programmes with our ETBs and to access Skillnets programmes. Regional Skills has provided a great talent development and management platform for our company."

EPS Group, Mallow

"Now that I am more aware of RSF’s purpose, I have no doubt other areas of collaboration and engagement will be pursued in the future."

Barbara Geoghegan, Managing Director

"As a sector we provide significant employment however we have never really known how to engage with colleges or training providers.  When we connected with the Regional Skills Forum, it opened a lot of doors for us and courses to help upskill staff such as the retail degree apprenticeship programme."

Noelle Connolly, MD Connolly Menswear

"To deliver quality products for clients we need good systems and skilled employees and that’s why we linked with the regional skills forum who advised and helped us navigate the various programmes and the most appropriate education provider to train our line leaders, operatives and managers based on our skill needs."

John Duggan MD Duggan Systems

"Great for bringing together the network of different people and providers to solve talent challenges as a region.. Fantastic input to getting our skills needs placed at the forefront of Springboard+ course."

Ronan Emmett, Learning & Development Manager, Boston Scientific

"The South-East Regional Skills Forum provides a very effective platform of the various education, upskilling and training activities available to our employees."

Roseline Dalton, Learning & Development Specialist, Jabil Healthcare Waterford

"The South East Regional Skills Forum ... has been a valuable resource to our business in recent years. The Forum Manager delivers consistency of a single point of contact, listens to regional needs and is solutions focused in a straightforward way."

Lily Holmes, Managing Director, PB Machine Tech Ltd