Training is no longer an option, it has become essential for any business to invest in staff if you want to survive and thrive, especially during this time of upheaval. But there’s good news! ICE Group can help you access some quality online learning with generous financial support from MSLETB.

A recent report from the National Competitiveness Council didn’t pull any punches. According to Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2020, we are performing poorly on the international stage in some key areas, including lifelong learning and continuous professional development.


As for employees, ever wondered what they think? Well, let’s look at the statistics:

  • 40% of employees who don’t receive the necessary job training to become effective will leave their positions within the first year. 
  • Roughly two-thirds of workers felt workplace training should continue throughout their career, regardless of their seniority
  • A recent national survey of over 400 employees spanning three generations (Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials), 70% of the respondents indicated that job-related training and development opportunities influenced their decision to stay at their job. The Millennials had the most significant results, with 87% of them citing access to professional development or career growth opportunities as being very important to their decision of whether to stay or go.

Now for the good news.

ICE Group are a Contracted Training Provider for Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB). This means we work closely with MSLETB to deliver quality accessible and heavily subsidised training under the national Skills To Advance Programme. Training programmes are wide-ranging, from management development and leadership to technical and digital skills.

Funding for Training

To find out how you can apply for funding and training supports, please contact us today.

As the famous quote by Richard Branson says “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to”. 

MSLETB Skills To Advance Training