Welcome to XLVets Skillnet

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    Launched in 2011, XLVets Skillnet is a learning network supporting the training needs of the veterinary and agri sector in Ireland. Our training initiatives include;

    VetSkills - Our veterinary members work collaboratively to share best practice, when training opportunities are identified we can respond quickly by creating flexible, practical training programmes that are relevant and tailored to the needs of the veterinary sector.

    FarmSkills - The objective of our FarmSkills training programmes is to enhance farm productivity and efficiency through the provision of relevant, practical training on behalf of Ireland’s farming community. If you are part of a discussion group, our panel of expert trainers can deliver bespoke training to your group. Please contact us for further information.

    Agri Academy - The Agri Academy is an online learning platform designed to address the animal health training needs of livestock farmers in Ireland. The goal of the Agri Academy is to pool the knowledge and experience of the XLVets network and translate that into practical, relevant and implementable training for farmers. Modules are designed to support and complement the live training events delivered through our FarmSkills programmes.

    Veterinary Graduate Programme - Exclusive to XLVets, our Graduate Programme is open to all vets who have graduated within the last three years and who are working within the XLVet network. Our innovative programme supports graduates in making a seamless transition from college to working life. Delivered over two years, we blend formal learning with on the job mentoring. Our programme gives graduates the  opportunity to share experiences and network with their peers.

    In 2016, XLVets Skillnet were the winner of the Best Learning & Development Organisation at the IITD National Training Awards.

    2018 Upcoming Events:

    2 October - HR Workshop
    3 October - Veterinary Graduate Prorgamme Year 1
    18 October - Veterinary Graduate Programme Year 2
     
    24 October - Client Engagment and Social Media Workshop
    6 November - Large Animal Clinical Case Studies
    7 November - Calves at Grass Syndrome
    28 November - Nurse Led Clinic - Review Day
    November - Farmskills Mineral Nutrition
    Skillnet Ireland Management Development - Click here for more information

    About Skillnet Ireland
    Skillnet Ireland is the national agency dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland.
    XLVets Skillnet are just 1 of 66 networks who recieve funding, this funding allows us to;

    • Develop effecitive training programmes that address the current and future skills needs of the veterinary and agri sector in Ireland
    • Deliver relevant and cost effective subsidised training, facilitated by our panel of expert trainers
    • Contribute to the development and growth of skills and job sustainability

    For further information, please visit: www.skillnetireland.ie