Skills to Advance - Employers

Make Skills Work for You!

Skills to Advance is a national initiative that provides upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees in jobs undergoing change and to those currently employed in vulnerable sectors.

Skills to Advance aims to equip employees with the skills they need to progress in their current role or to adapt to the changing job market.  The Skills to Advance initiative, provided by Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB), provides upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees in Laois and Offaly.

Who is Skills to Advance for?

  • Employees in lower skilled jobs and/or
  • Employees aged 50+ and/or
  • Employees whose jobs maybe undergoing change.

It helps you to:

  • Keep your skills up to date
  • Improve your work options
  • Get a recognised qualification
  • Expand your skills 
  • Adapt to workplace change.

Courses Include:

Upskilling and reskilling courses may be free depending on your skill level. Further education and training is your pathway to a better career and a brighter future. Skills to Advance can make a big difference to you:

  • Lean Green Belt
  • Project Management- Agile
  • Leadership
  • Digital Marketing
  • Supervisory Management
  • Personal and Professional Development



"This course is like no other online course that I have completed. The engagement and interaction make you feel part of the community. Industry leading speakers and mentors guide you through the most up to date topics of remote working which won't be found elsewhere. 

Leading remote teams was great course because it not only focused on remote working, but also on communication, lean and agile management, motivation, collaborative tools and techniques. I was impressed by the depth and breadth of this course and took way loads of new ideas, concepts and tools to become a more effective manager, who is not afraid to be vulnerable, who takes risks and leads rather than manages."

Dr Tom O Brien South Dublin County Partnership 


"If you're looking for a program that encompasses all you need as a manager to succeed in a remote work environment the Leading Remote Teams program is for you, I can say that my management skills have jumped up a notch, I have picked up skills and tools that I could immediately start putting into practice."

Jason McMullen Technical Experience Manager Typetec 



For further information please contact:

Aideen poole,

Enterprise Engagement Officer,

(M): 087 1777879


Jolene Hall,

Enterprise Engagement Officer,

(M): 085 2539167





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