25 Sept 2022

Strategic analysis of Laois training needs

Demonstrating skills learned at Portlaoise College adult education courses at the recent open evening. Pic Denis Byrne
A survey is under way to find out what training is needed in Laois to create jobs to help business to grow.

A survey is under way to find out what training is needed in Laois to create jobs to help business to grow.

Laois Chamber of Commerce says it wishes to strategically analyse the training needs for Laois to support the development of enterprise, jobs and rural diversification.

The chamber says this will help to ensure a ready and able work force within the county. The business group say this work will feed into the development of long-term, inter-agency responses to identified skills shortages in the county.

“The main benefit of the analysis will be a comprehensive understanding of the training and education needs within the county. This will help the agencies to ensure that training and education provision is more closely aligned to job opportunities, both now and in the future,” say Laois Chamber.

Questions vary from asking employers what sector they are in to the number of staff employed and their education and training. It ask whether companies have hired or had to let staff go in the past year.

The survey wants to find out if their are barriers to training in Laois

This online survey provides businesses with the opportunity to indicate future skills needs for prospective employees. Please take the time to complete it.

The surey is being carried out with Exodea Consulting which specialises in work with the local government and local development sector.

Complete the survey at

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