The Sustainable Cork Programme (SCP) webinar series is designed to set a vision for a more sustainable and resilient Cork, empowered by a thriving business community.
A key element in achieving this vision is supporting the future and current workforce through learning pathways. Cork is undergoing transformation in terms of its physical infrastructure, the diversity of its population, and the way in which the economy operates as we forge a path to a more sustainable future. These changes require a pathway for skills development and businesses have a key role to play in addressing skills needs and inspiring a love for learning.
As a UNESCO learning city, education and continuous development is embedded into the culture of Cork. There is a well-established ecosystem that supports collaboration between educational institutions, industry and the community which supports social cohesion and economic prosperity.
Join us for this informative webinar which will explore the value of enabling and enhancing access to learning opportunities for all learners. Hear from businesses who have successfully implemented effective and inspirational approaches to learning and skills development within their organisational culture and beyond.
Cliona O’Geran, PA to General Manager, Janssen Supply Chain Ireland, CSR Site Lead, Cork Lead, Johnson & Johnson Bridge to Employment (BTE) and Champion Lead, Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2d EMEA. She is also an Industry Member for Cork Access Network (CAN). Her passion is to increase the number of students pursuing health or STEM careers by inspiring and elevating their career aspirations and exposing them to various careers in the health industry.
Ber Browne, Enterprise Engagement Officer, Cork Education and Training Board. Ber collaborates closely with employers to establish a proactive and consultative approach to identifying existing and potential skills gaps within their businesses enabling them to stay competitive and ahead of industry developments. Having recently introduced a suite of green programmes Ber is actively engaging with business to help them to align their workforce capabilities with the need for more sustainable practices and environmental consciousness.
Deirdre Staples, Talent Learning & Development Specialist, Trigon Hotels. Deirdre has just recently developed a full learning & development programme ‘Aspire’ for Trigon Hotels in conjunction with CETB and is responsible for the companies TMDP programme. Always developing herself, she has also recently completed a TTI Success Insights programme and is certified in profile debriefing.
The Sustainable Cork Programme Webinar Series is in association with Cork Chamber Skillnet and ESB Generation & Trading.
The Sustainable Cork Programme is rooted in the Chamber's commitment to the UN SDGs and the vision for Cork and is designed to set a vision for a more sustainable and resilient Cork, empowered by a thriving business community.