Skills are identified as an essential pillar of the Food and Drink sector, as we together to work to meet the targets set out by Food Wise 2025. Food Drink Ireland through promoting company Ibec currently manages the Food Drink Ireland Skillnet. In order to aid businesses in filling skill gaps in the sector, we have developed industry-led training courses for businesses of all sizes from SME's to Multinationals. We also have two live applications for the development of apprenticeships.
Food Drink Ireland Skillnet is funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills. Through network procurement and Skillnet Ireland funding, member companies can save up to 60% on the cost of training when compared to public course prices for training.
In order to ensure all training is relevant to the Food and Drink industry, we are given insight and direction from a steering group of key stakeholders from across the sector.
Our Steering Group Includes:
|Member Name||Member Company|
|Mark Skinner||Food Drink Ireland Skillnet|
|Emily Malone||Aryzta Business Services|
|Alan Browne||Glanbia Consumer Foods|
|Robert Caldwell||Manor Farm|
|Garry Corbet||Dawn Farm Foods|
|Declan Gallagher||Glanbia Ingredients|
|Wayne Green||Donnelly Fruit & Veg|
|Pearl Hyland||Hilton Foods|
|Paul Kelly||Food Drink Ireland|
|Louise Kenny||Britvic Ireland|
|Samantha Kenny||Valeo Foods|
|Stuart Murphy||ABP Food Group|