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ITAG Skillnet is a network of over 50 companies involved in the IT sector in the Galway area. The companies range from micro start-ups to local multi-nationals with a strong IT emphasis. The training network evolved from the promoter organisation, the Information Technology Association Galway (ITAG).

ITAG Skillnet’s primary objective is to strengthen and develop the IT sector in Galway by improving competitiveness and reducing training costs, with investment in employees through tailored training and learning programmes. To date, ITAG Skillnet has trained over 2,000 employees from member companies.

Skillnet Ireland was established in 1999 to support the development of workplace skills. The Training Networks Programme is a unique initiative and is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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

ITAG Skillnet primarily focuses on supporting those in employment within the Information Technology sector. Whilst our key focus is on the needs of member companies, we also offer a small number of fully-funded programmes for jobseekers, subject to eligibility criteria and places being available on the programme. We offer a limited number of FREE places to those who are unemployed and seeking to increase their employment prospects through up-skilling in relevant training. If you are currently unemployed, you may be eligible to attend training with ITAG Skillnet with no charge or impact on your social welfare payments or benefits (for those who are in receipt of such payments). Click eligibility criteria for more details. Several 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 information on other Skillnet Networks offering free training programmes for those seeking employment, see the Skillnet Ireland website.


Benefits to ITAG Skillnet Members

  • More cost efficient as they have better buying power, as well as Skillnet Ireland funding.
  • More relevant as the companies can tailor training to better suit member needs.
  • More flexible as training is delivered at times that suit the company.
  • More accessible as training is provided locally either near the company or at company sites.
  • More informed as companies learn from and support one another in the process.
  • Better facilitated as companies have full time management staff to organise Network training and other activities on their behalf.
  • More useful to the companies as the training that is developed is directly aligned to the companies’ needs and strategies.

Visit the Events calendar for a list of all upcoming events or contact Dee Timoney at for more information on the Network.

Course Funding

ITAG Skillnet is funded Skillnet Ireland and member companies.  Skillnet Ireland funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.