Waterford Chamber Skillnet - Training Needs 2015 - Funding Request


In the coming months Skillnets Ltd will be asking all training networks to submit their training applications for 2015 funding. This process will take place during September and October so NOW is your chance to submit any training requirements to Waterford Chamber Skillnet for consideration.


Our members are invited and encouraged to partake in this training application process. By taking part this will assist Waterford Chamber Skillnet in submitting a realistic and relevant TNA to Skillnets Ltd for funding. Members are not obligated to partake in training if needs change, and may request other programmes or release the funds to others.


When thinking of the future training needs for your business, Waterford Chamber Skillnet would request that you consider and try to answer some of the following questions:

  • What are the important demand factors in your sector?
  • What type and level of training is your company currently doing?
  • Which programmes take priority and why?
  • Does your company require certified courses?
  • What length of course best suits your business?
  • What training do you require potential future employees to have?


All businesses from all sectors are welcome to submit training requests.


Please find attached:

  • A list of suggested courses for 2015.
  • An extended Training Needs Analysis Guide to further assist your business.


If you wish to submit a TNA to Waterford Skillnet please do so by 5pm on Thursday, 25th September 2014.We highly recommend setting up a meeting with network manager Sara Mullally to discuss your training requirements - please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange a meeting with your preferred date and time.

Waterford: change is on the horizon


Make sure to check out an article about the vision for the future for Waterford in the Sunday Business Post (dated Sunday, 31st August). The article feature comments from some of Waterford’s local business owners, managers, politicians, Waterford Chamber CEO Nick Donnelly and Waterford City & County Council CEO, Michael Walsh.


Whilst Waterford has faced many challenges in recent years, this article illustrates that Waterford is a city with a vision, is open for business and adopting a very positive attitude about the future. Ray O’Connor, IDA Regional Business Development Manager said, “Waterford’s best chance of winning multinational investment is to play up its role as the regional gateway” which represents both a challenge and opportunity for Waterford.


Waterford City & County Council is also working with the IDA on a proposal for site levelling works on a site zoned for strategic investment in Knockhouse which is another positive news story from Waterford.

Business Breakfast with Kevin O'Sullivan, Editor, Irish Times


Date: Friday, 26th September 2014

Time: 8.00-9.30am

Venue: Dooley's Hotel


Full details here soon....

Waterford Business Expo


Local businesses will benefit from networking opportunities and expert advice when Waterford Chamber will host its first Waterford Business Expo at The Tower Hotel on Tuesday, 9th September 2014, from 5pm-8pm.


The event will include exhibit stands from over 50 local businesses across a wide variety of business sectors in Waterford, including Insurance, Financial, Training, Leisure, Transport, Travel, Health and Beauty, Marketing and PR, Hotels, Fashion, IT, Food and Drink, Photography, Website Design and Hosting, Motors, Household and Interior Design.


Visitors and exhibitors will benefit from special offers and promotions which will be available throughout the exhibition. It is important to remember, this event is open to the public.


According to Nick Donnelly, CEO of Waterford Chamber the Waterford Business Expo is an ideal showcase for the brilliant businesses operating here in Waterford. “The Waterford Business Expo is the ideal platform to showcase what it is you do best, it is an event with a business to business platform but is also geared to attracting the public on the day. This event will help businesses concentrate on building beneficial relationships, meet new business prospects, generate leads, network and learn about new products and services.”


Entry to the Waterford Business Expo is free of charge and the Chamber’s open invitation is extended to everyone, businesses and public alike.




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Budget Breakfast with PricewaterhouseCoopers


Date: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

Time: 8.00-9.30am

Venue: Dooley's Hotel


Full details here soon....

Meeting with Minister Paudie Coffey TD


Chamber directors met with Minister Paudie Coffey TD at our offices on 19th August. Pictured (l-r): Kieran Walsh, Munster Express; Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Paudie Coffey TD; Chamber President, Dr Derek O'Byrne; Laurent Borla, Arkopharma; Nick Donnelly, Chamber CEO.














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