Ireland Skills Live 

Ireland Skills Live 2019, will take place on the 21-23rd March RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin.This is a unique event that will assist in helping to change the perception of the skills sector, encourage those pursuing this career path and support stakeholders strategies and future goals.

While it’s no secret that there is a serious skills shortage in Ireland right now, the solution is a little harder to recognise. What Ireland Skills Live 2019 will do, in an exciting and dynamic way, is to tackle head on the negative perceptions students, their parents, and in some cases their teachers and career advisers have about apprenticeships or skills as a future career pathway. Negative perceptions range from poor pay, poor working conditions to a lack of job satisfaction.

SIMI will host a stand at the event to represent our Industry and answer any questions on Apprenticeships and careers available in the Motor Industry..

Ireland Skills Live 2019 will host the National skills finals – a unique showcase of over 20 varied skills in a competitive setting, the winners in each event having the opportunity to represent Ireland at the World Skills Olympics in Russia.  
Watch as Ireland’s leading skills and trades people put their skills to the test in the hope of winning the prestigious National Champion title.

More information about the event is available at

Who should attend?
• Students from Transition year to Leaving Certificate
• Young people 18 – 25 interested in a skills based career
• Parents
• Teachers
• Industry
• Employers

What will you see?
• Watch the best in Irish apprentices and skills compete in over 25 Irelandskills National Competitions
• Experience first-hand skills and apprenticeships in the Try-A-Skill area
• Learn about courses and skills opportunities
• Meet employers ready to recruit
• Listen to our current apprentices on the Heroes Stage
• Meet industry leaders

Try a skill

Attendees will also have an opportunity to experience automotive services for themselves by take a hands-on approach and discover the different types of techniques and tools required.

Skills on Show

  • Automobile Technology
  • Car Painting 
  • Heavy Vehicle Maintenance 
  • Construction Plant