Bright and early at 7.15am on Thursday next, September 7, employers have the opportunity to join the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum in Limerick for an information morning where they will learn about a new acquisition route in an effort to attract and develop confident, efficient and skilled staff, through work based training.

With approximately 35% of the skills required by industry expected to change by 2020, the way we work, and the skills we need are rapidly evolving. Sourcing skilled talent is now, according to a 2017 OECD report, a key determining factor in enabling companies to continually adapt and manage change.

Throughout the world there is evidence of the positive impact of learning which is closely aligned to the workplace.

Apprenticeships provide companies with the opportunity to participate in the training and development of their employees through partnering with local educational and training providers.

With Government plans to double the number of apprentices across all industry sectors, this information event will provide a valuable insight for employers on the new Apprenticeship Earn & Learn model.

The Mid-West is one of the fasting growing regions in Ireland and is home to some of the world’s leading industry players. Mid-West Regional Skills Manager, Joe Leddin has said in relation to the event, “Matching talent with industry needs is the platform that will continue to deliver economic growth in this region. This networking and knowledge event allows industry to learn more about the skills opportunities and work based learning programmes now available to employers.”

Taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick, this event focuses on the growth of apprenticeships, which are now on offer across a wide range of industry sectors. Register at to secure your place.