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Regional Skills

The Midlands Regional Skills Forum (MRSF) has established a strong knowledge of critical vacancies and key skills that are required from companies across the Midlands.  This information influences course creation in key areas, creating a pipeline of talent in the ever-changing world of work.

MRSF puts critical skills and training at the heart of Enterprise planning for the Midlands Region

General Objectives of Midlands Regional Skills Forum

  • Provide a cohesive structure for employers and the further and higher education system to work together in building the skills needs of the region
  • Help employers better understand and access the full range of services available across the education and training system
  • Enhance links between education and training providers in planning and delivering programmes, reduce duplication and inform national funding decisions
  • Facilitate the involvement of enterprise stakeholders in a collaborative framework with education and training partners in the identification, development and delivery of skills development responses
  • Actively promote the activities and achievements of the Regional Skills Forum

Key Regional Initiatives


Welding Apprenticeship Programme developed with the Engenuity Midlands Engineering Cluster to address a skills requirement for industry in the region.

IT Skills

EXPLORE Programme developed with the objective of upskilling older workers in the area of basic IT skills.

Contact Us

John Costello

Midlands Regional Skills Forum Manager
T: 085 8048325

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