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About Us

The Green Tech Skillnet is an enterprise-led network facilitating the workforce and development needs of the Irish renewable energy industry. The network is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and Network companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science. The network in its previous guise as Wind Skillnet, successfully delivered value add training and networking activities to the wind industry over the past 10 years through its contracting organisation, the Wind Energy Ireland (WEI). Since 2014, the network has successfully engaged 1,149 trainees over 2,050 training days equating to approximately 25% of those employed within the wind industry in Ireland.

Reflecting the diversification of Irelands energy system and with an overarching responsibility to EU targets and the mitigation of climate change, the network will support the optimisation of renewables on the Irish grid in the short, medium and long term through learning and development initiatives. In this regard the network aims to deliver impactful training and networking events to a growing workforce, facilitate thought leaders within the renewables sector whilst contributing to Ireland’s deep decarbonisation and energy transition.

Climate Ready – Talent for Ireland’s Green Economy

Green Tech Skillnet is part of the Climate Ready Cluster – a dynamic group of Skillnet Business Networks which includes Sustainable Finance Skillnet and Lean & Green Skillnet. Building on the significant progress made by each network in renewable energy, sustainable finance, and clean water, the Climate Ready Cluster aims to transform innovative ideas into practical solutions that benefit businesses, the workforce, and the climate. Climate Ready is an initiative of Skillnet Ireland which supports Irish businesses in taking the next steps towards a sustainable future.

Skills Connect: Supports for those seeking employment

Green Tech Skillnet supports the workforce development needs of businesses within the renewable energy sector. We offer a selection of industry-led and fully funded programmes for people who are not in employment, subject to eligibility criteria and the availability of places. If you are currently not in employment and wish to upskill or reskill, click here for details of Skills Connect training for people seeking employment.

Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website.