About Us


Space Industry Skillnet-Masthead-2400pxThe Space Industry Skillnet is an enterprise led training network that organises essential training for Irish companies who are or who want to be involved in the delivery of technology and services to the European Space Agency (ESA) in support of its space programmes (www.esa.int). The Space Industry Skillnet is a national training network and operates in all technology sectors. The objective of the Space Industry Skillnet is to encourage and enable more Irish companies to consider the space industry as a truly commercial opportunity and to provide them with the skills to do so. One of our aims is to attract Irish companies who would never have thought of operating in the space industry and to show how they can not only make a success of it in a unique and exciting industry but also use that knowledge and technology to spin off into wider ground based industries. This approach has been the true success story of the Irish industry presence in European Space Agency programmes.

Access to High Quality Training

Being a member of the Space Industry Skillnet enables low cost access to high quality training that is relevant to your business. The training network will assist your company to overcome barriers that may be preventing it from reaching its potential through delivering state of the art training locally for employees at all levels in your organisation.

See the Training Plan for a list of our courses available to network members.

Benefits of Networking

Since 1999, Skillnet Ireland has facilitated over 60,000 Irish enterprises, in over 350 networks to improve the range, scope and quality of training and allowed over 275,000 employees to upskill and meet their work related training needs.

The Skillnet Ireland experience has shown that there are major benefits from participating in the training network including:

  • Sharing best practice with other members
  • Developing new business opportunities
  • Enabling greater buying power for specialised training
  • Enabling greater buying power for specialised training
  • Access to a greater range of relevant training topics
  • Stimulates collaboration between members with innovation and R&D
  • Companies receive targeted training suited to their specific needs

Suggestions and Feedback

The Space Industry Skillnet training network can only operate successfully with the full participation of its members and the training should be directed to satisfy your needs so please let us know if you have any suggestions for new training courses that are not already mentioned and let us have any feedback as to how we can improve the operation of the network.

Employment Activation Programme

Space Skillnet focuses on supporting those in employment within the Space sector. A number of other Skillnet Networks participate in the Skillnet Ireland Employment Activation programme. This initiative is designed exclusively for unemployed people and includes free training in skills in demand by companies combined with direct access to employers through meaningful work placements. For further information on Skillnet Networks offering free training programmes for those seeking employment, subject to eligibility criteria, see the Skillnet Ireland website.

Management Development

Enhancing management capacity, particularly in SMEs, is a national policy imperative and a major priority for Skillnet Ireland and it’s Learning Networks. The suite of Skillnet Ireland Management Development Programmes are available to help business owners and managers improve business performance and enable businesses to achieve better results. Click here for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to the training courses in the future and please do not hesitate to contact the Network Manager Catherine Lenehan (e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie)  with any questions you may have.