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“Education with our Business Community in mind”

This page has been developed in conjunction with the North East Regional Skills Forum, a single contact point to help employers connect with the range of services and supports available across the education and training system. Visit the North East Regional Skills Forum website.

Monaghan Institute has provided quality education to the people of Monaghan and beyond for many years. We offer a wide range of further education and training (FET) courses specifically designed for employment and with the job-market firmly in mind. We are at the cutting edge of developments in Further Education through innovative course development. We are also very fortunate to have members of local business and industry on our Board of Management. View our FET Courses

Work Placements

Many of our courses have a work placement module where our students go into local employment and receive valuable work experience. This work experience element of our courses keeps our students and staff attuned to the realities of modern business/industry/commerce in Co Monaghan and the north east region. Feedback has shown that this experience is both beneficial to employers and students alike.

Are you interested in taking one of our students on a work placement?

Business Collaboration

Close links have been developed with local employers and the community over the years and ensure that the focus of our provision is reflective of local needs and current/future skills shortages. We welcome business community collaboration in the design/delivery of our courses and gather feedback from employers on an annual basis.

Would you like to collaborate with us on courses?

Guest Speakers

We welcome members of the local business community to come in and speak with our learners. This is valuable experience and cannot be underestimated.

Are you interested in speaking with our learners about you and your business?

Training for local Businesses

Tutors at Monaghan Institute can design and deliver customised IT training programmes to develop skills in the modern workplace. Pertinent topics, specifically tailored to address your working environment and skill shortages, can be delivered to your team in our modern multimedia suites in evening time slots. Examples of subjects areas covered include presentation , spreadsheet, database and cloud storage software packages.

Why not get in touch to discuss the correct option for your staff needs


The National Traineeship programme is an occupational skills development programme which combines formal training with Cavan and Monaghan ETB and workplace coaching with an employer. The training content and occupational standards for traineeships are developed in consultation with employers, trade unions, regulatory bodies and interest groups. The programmes are aimed at people who will enter occupations that entail significant skills requirements which are best acquired through a combination of alternating periods of on and off the job training.

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Apprenticeship is the recognised means by which people are trained to become craftspeople in Ireland. Apprenticeship is a demand-driven, workplace and classroom, educational and training programme for employed people aimed at developing the skills of the apprentice to meet the needs of industry and the labour market. The Curriculum for each apprenticeship programme is based on uniform, pre-specified standards which are agreed and determined by industry. On successful completion of an apprenticeship, a QQI Advanced Certificate is awarded and this is recognised internationally as the requirement for craftsperson status.

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