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Enterprise Engagement

Enterprise Engagement

Keeping up with the pace of technology advancement for any company is a challenge. While it creates skills gaps, employers can combat this by investing in their employees and nurturing their talents by offering them the chance to upskill or reskill. Employee upskilling is important for boosting staff morale and retention rates, as well as creating competitive advantage over competitors.

LWETB offers a range of accredited training courses to employers across a variety of sectors to enhance and develop the skillset of their employees. These highly subsidised (often free) courses are available online and in-centre with a combination of taught and self-directed programmes.

LWETB training provision enables diverse and flexible ways of learning. LWETB provides education and training opportunities that suits employers and learners alike, through on-line learning, part-time and evening provisions. We can also work with companies on bespoke and tailored training solutions for their individual needs.

The LWETB Enterprise Engagement Service in LWETB is dedicated to working with employers to provide flexible, high-quality and free education and training courses, facilitating upskilling and reskilling opportunities for employees in the Longford and Westmeath areas.

The Enterprise Engagement Service is available to meet with employers to discuss education and training needs.

See the course calendar below. You can download it from one of the links underneath the course calendar along with our Enterprise Engagement Brochure.

For more information, contact: Liz Glennon, Enterprise Engagement, enterprise@lwetb.ie, 090 64 24 222 or 087 125 5541

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Enterprise Engagement Brochure

To download the LWETB Calendar of Courses as shown above, click here

To download the Enterprise Engagement Brochure click here

To apply and see full course listing click here

Skills to Advance

Skills to Advance is an initiative enabling employees to upskill or reskill. It is targeted support for employees in all parts of the workforce. It aims to support employees in vulnerable groups, particularly those who have lower skill levels and who need more opportunities to advance their working lives. This initiative offers valuable skills development opportunities to those working in small and medium sized enterprises.

Skills for Work

Skills for Work is a national programme that delivers training courses for full-time or part time employees. It is aimed at people who are in employment, who may have left school early or whose skills may be out of date. LWETB provide educational training opportunities to help employees deal with the basic skills demands of the workplace.

Bespoke Training

LWETB can deliver bespoke programmes for individual companies or groups of companies. Bespoke courses are designed and delivered in conjunction with employers (subject to number requirements). LWETB is committed to helping employees with the new perspectives and skills they require. If you are interested in tailoring a specific course for your employees, please contact us to discuss further.

Explore Programme

EXPLORE is a Regional Skills initiative developed to help address the issue of Ireland's low level of participation in lifelong learning, particularly targeting persons over 35 years of age in manufacturing employment.

EXPLORE is an innovative fully funded flexible initiative, offering an opportunity to boost employee's digital skills, adaptability, productivity and health and wellbeing.

For further information click here

Additional Services

The service is available to meet with employers and can provide free Training Needs Analysis, supporting small and medium-sized businesses in developing their workforce or completing a skills audit.

We are here to ‘Move your Business in the right direction with the Skills and Training it takes to succeed.’

For more information, please contact Enterprise Engagement; enterprise@lwetb.ie; Tel: 090 6424222 ; Mobile: 087 1255541


Companies often focus entirely on their immediate skills needs. However, understanding the company’s future skills needs is essential to that company remaining competitive and relevant in today’s rapidly changing landscape – it is critical to futureproof the business as well as the jobs within that business.

Upskilled staff ensure the continued performance of a company and have a higher job satisfaction with their growing skillset… Staff loyalty is difficult to build and losing good staff is something companies cannot afford to do.

Mark Atterbury, Regional Development Executive, Midlands & Mid-East, Enterprise Ireland.

TEG is a local company, employing locals from Westmeath and Longford. Some of our best staff members joined TEG after completing training with LWETB. We always appreciated the flexibility of the training programmes, some of which were designed specifically for our needs.

We have been able to get excellent staff, well trained and committed to work through LWETB. We look forward to continuing this relationship in the future as the company expands. I strongly encourage other companies to engage with LWETB.

I also encourage individuals, of whatever age, to use the training opportunities offered by LWETB for training or retraining. Opportunities exist with good companies for people who are motivated to learn something new and experience a new or different work environment.

John Hunt, MD, TEG, Mullingar.

TMC Fabrications have collaborated with Athlone Training Centre for many years. This includes TMC facilitating work experience trainees, employing their graduates and TMC staff receiving further training with ATC. We have always found the instructors to be very approachable and experienced in their particular fields, delivering top class training with excellent facilities. Any trainees that have come through their training programs were very well tutored and always had a positive experience with them.

Thomas Mc Cormack, Owner, TMC Fabrications Ltd, Moate.

LWETB has been a valuable partner in the skills development and learning journey of our people. The diverse range of courses on offer has enabled us to up skill our people at various levels across our departments. The level of service and guidance provided to both DPD management and our people has been very professional and to a high standard.

Avril Browne, Training Manager, DPD Ireland.

We needed some bespoke Welding training for our technicians and struggled to find anyone who could accommodate our needs.We contacted Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board and they didn’t hesitate to create the required training to meet our needs.The tutors and facilities are excellent and we would highly recommend them, and will be using them again in the future.

Colm Quinn BMW.

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