Skills To Advance - Employees

Boost Your Business by upskilling your Employees!

A company that is willing to train and develop their workforce will have a significant advantage over other companies in this increasingly competitive business world. Employee turnover represents a significant cost for business, in terms of costs, time and staff morale. Meanwhile, upskilling or reskilling is a much smaller investment. Giving your staff opportunities to reskill helps to create a well-rounded, highly-trained workforce that are more efficient, motivated and loyal. Other benefits include:

  • Improved staff retention
  • Increased opportunities for business growth
  • Higher productivity and competitiveness
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • High staff morale
  • Positive employer reputation

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. Working closely with local micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME), LOETB’s Enterprise Engagement Officers strive to support employers in identifying specific skills needs, and to enable employers to invest in their workforce by providing worthwhile and valuable education and training programmes to staff at a heavily subsidised rate.

Courses Include:

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




"We have engaged in the Construction Lean Management Programme with LOETB, Andy Brophy  has  been working collaboratively to implement the Lean system into Leamore construction.

It  has transformed the company in  many ways. The benefits of Lean Management have been hugely beneficial to our company.

We have implemented many new initiatives within the company

* Pricing and purchasing PO  systems

* Preventative Maintenance Programme for Manhines 

* Standardised  site set  up

* Ideas and rewards systems throughout the sites

* Subcontractors selection and payment control systems

* Fuel Management System

* 5 S System

These initiatives have enhanced a positive work environment whilst also making the company a more competitive and profitable organisation. We are currently working on new  initiatives  to make the  company a better  place while continuously improving the initiatives that have already been implemented.

Overall Lean has been a huge success to our company and  Andy's experience and  unassuming character has made this an enjoyable journey for all  our staff at leamore,  his ability to empower other people to carry out these initiatives with great  enthusiasm, while   always maintaining great respect from all our staff members is greatly admired ."

Ger McIntyre Managing Director Leamore Construction Ltd. 


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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