Supporting you as you
re-enter the workforce.

What is Skills Connect?

Skills Connect is an initiative developed by Skillnet Ireland to support people who are unemployed and who wish to re-join the workforce. As the industry is enduring a skills crisis these programmes are aimed at supporting those with previous industry experience who wish to upskill or freshen-up their skills. It does this by providing free training programmes that have been developed by Image Skillnet, to meet the needs of both the businesses and the individuals of that sector.

Through Skills Connect, individuals can enhance their job prospects by refreshing existing skill sets and expertise, or by learning new skills. Each programme includes practical work placements, to help the individual gain confidence in their new skill.
Businesses can gain from the talent and skills that the individuals have honed, which are essential for future success.

Image Skillnet is delighted to be providing free training programmes for the hair sector as part of Skills Connect. These programmes are free for people who are seeking employment. Applicants must meet the Skills Connect eligibilty criteria and also meet the specific entry criteria for each programme. Details of these are listed on each programme below. Candidates may be short listed for interview in advance of places being awarded.


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