Animation Skillnet: driving retention in the Animation Industry and further commitment from the Government in Budget 2019

Animation Skillnet continues to drive employee retention in the Animation Industry as the predominant learning network for companies of all sizes in the animation, games and VFX sector. Member companies work collaboratively to share best practice and to respond effectively to the specific skills needs of the sector.

The network addresses both technical and non-technical skills needs of members. During a recent Skillnet Ireland case study with Animation Skillnet, Catherine Roycroft, Chief Operations Officer at Cartoon Saloon said;  “our collaborations with Skillnet Ireland are becoming a real foundational part of our education and learning. People love being invested in.” Skillnet Ireland actively supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs.

In the Budget 2019, Tuesday 9th October, Minister for Finance Public Expenditure & Reform announced a 29% increase in funding for Skillnet Ireland for 2019. This announcement was a further indication of the Government’s commitment to effective enterprise-led upskilling and to giving industry a greater voice in how the National Training Fund is directed. Most importantly, this is a demonstration of the Government’s belief in the Skillnet model and it’s collective capacity to deliver.

For more info, watch Skillnet Ireland’s latest case study with Animation Skillnet and Cartoon Saloon, featuring Catherine Roycroft, Chief Operations Officer, Cartoon Saloon; and John Phelan, AS Network Promoter and Animation Ireland Chairman.

Source: Skillnet Ireland