SIMI Skillnet

Professional training and qualifications


SIMI Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders.

SIMI Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.

In support of this national effort and in line with Government recommendations, SIMI Skillnet has postponed its public training courses. Where possible, alternative methods of programme delivery are being mobilised.

We are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to businesses within the Motor Industry. Our Network contact details are. 
Names: Margaret O'Shea, Network Manager and Teresa O'Neill, Network Administrator 
Email: / 

We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland. 

We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website

SIMI Skillnet

SIMI Skillnet was established to develop career paths for those entering and working in the Motor Industry and provide professional training and qualifications for all grades of employment in the industry.

About SIMI Skillnet

SIMI applied for and has received substantial funding from SKILLNET Ireland, to subsidise training for SIMI network members since 2013. Skillnet Ireland is funded through the Department of Education and Skills. All of the SIMI Skillnet courses listed below are jointly funded, by member companies and the Training Networks Programme. The benefit of the SIMI Skillnet subsidy is that course fees are now at least 25% less than normal rates.

We provide opportunities to employees in SIMI member companies to enhance their skills and gain new competencies which will increase the competitiveness and profitability of their companies. 

SIMI Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnet Ireland. funded through the Department of Education and Skills. See more 

Current Courses Available

To view our current list of courses please click here
For details of upcoming courses which are available for bookings or if you have any queries please contact

Margaret O’Shea SIMI Skillnet Network Manager
Tel: 01-6761690 or email:

SIMI Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnet Ireland. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.


SIMI Skillnet primarily focuses on supporting those in employment within the Motor Industry in the Republic of Ireland. 

Other Skillnets may offer programmes designed exclusively for unemployed people and includes free training in skills in demand by companies combined with direct access to employers through meaningful work placements. For information on other Skillnet Networks offering free training programmes for those seeking employment, see the Skillnet Ireland website. 

Management Developement

Enhancing management capacity, particularly in SMEs, is a national policy imperative and a priority for Skillnet Ireland and it’s Learning Networks.  
SIMI Skillnet offer tailored training and networking opportunities through a range of Management Development Programmes.