M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet Launch Report
M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet Launch Report

Minister Niall Collins TD Presents M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet Funded CEAI Competency and Career Framework to Boost National Hub Network

Minister Niall Collins TD, Minister of State Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science with responsibility for Skills and Further Education, attended a meeting today alongside M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet, CEAI and key stakeholders to review the CEAI Competency and Career Framework for the National Hub Network.

This comprehensive Framework, funded by M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet, serves as a guiding light for professional development across hub locations nationally, emphasising excellence, innovation, and holistic growth.

Joe Lynch, Manager of M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet, told us, “This framework, developed in collaboration with CEAI and industry experts, is deeply rooted in understanding the challenges and future needs of personnel within Ireland’s National Hub Network.”

Speaking at the event, Minister Collins highlighted the significance of the Framework, stating, “Amidst our evolving work landscape, the launch of the CEAI Competency and Career Framework marks a substantial milestone in empowering our workforce. It provides a roadmap for the professional growth of hub personnel nationwide.”

The Framework aims to empower network employees, fostering innovation and competitiveness both locally and on a global scale.

Siobhán Finn, CEO of the Community Enterprise Association Ireland, underscored the importance of skilled professionals in driving economic growth, regional development, and innovation.

This initiative builds upon previous collaborations, such as the SFA Mentors-Work Programme, indicating a demand for sector-specific professional development.

Breanndán Casey, Chair of the Steering Group for M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet, emphasised, “the Framework’s role in aligning with government priorities and supporting regional economic development. In recognising the existing expertise within the networks, the Framework encourages continued participation and supports government strategies for economic growth.”

The project involved collaboration with key stakeholders, including government departments, industry representatives, and educational institutes and was supported through funding from M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet supported by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.

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