Skillnet Ireland helps TRANSFORM businesses with €1 million investment in digital talent

Dell Technologies has welcomed a new chapter in its digital transformation journey as 600 members of its Ireland-based workforce graduated ‘TRANSFORM’, a first-of-its-kind Skillnet Ireland programme that helps companies address the future impact of digital transformation, automation and the rapidly evolving business landscape.

As digital transformation continues to redefine job functions within every organisation and industry sector, increased technology adoption is highlighting the need for expertise and talent to accelerate innovation and boost the competitiveness of businesses.

Recognising the demands of this shift, TRANSFORM has been developed by Skillnet Ireland through Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet in partnership with Technological University Dublin and IDA Ireland. It helps organisations guide their teams through technological and workforce change while fostering a culture of innovation and digital adoption.

TRANSFORM, the first educationally accredited programme in digital transformation, has had notable success for Dell Technologies in supporting the company to enhance its talent capacity across multiple levels of the business in Ireland and has resulted in 190 business innovation projects.

Robert Troy T.D., Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment said, “The next decade will see a number of profound changes in our economy and society, with digital transformation playing a central role – particularly in Ireland’s post-pandemic recovery. As a Government, we are committed to supporting enterprises both large and small on their digital journey with tailored supports available through our enterprise agencies. Part of that is ensuring our workforce are enabled to respond and adapt to the changing landscape. It is programmes like TRANSFORM, and the graduates it produces, that will help support Ireland’s transition to a digital economy, and to successfully tackle the challenges and fully exploit the opportunities that this transition presents.”

Paul Healy, Chief Executive at Skillnet Ireland said, “Digital transformation is one of the most significant challenges facing businesses in Ireland – and globally. Ensuring Ireland has the talent to move with this change, accelerate innovation and boost the competitiveness of our businesses is vital. TRANSFORM shows how major organisations like Dell Technologies and the people that drive them can harness the power of digital technologies to evolve, innovate and grow. Skillnet Ireland is pleased to support this ambition as the roll-out of TRANSFORM is extended across other industry sectors.”

An additional investment of €1million will see Skillnet Ireland and Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet extend TRANSFORM to companies across all sectors. This will support businesses – large and small – in their adoption of digital transformation and how it will propel their business and workforce to embrace digitisation as it applies to leadership, strategic business models and advancing human digital capital capabilities.

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