About our Promoting Agency

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is a third level, non-residential educational establishment with approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent students and 330 full-time equivalent staff.  LYIT has campuses in Letterkenny and Killybegs, Co. Donegal.

The Institute plays an active role in stimulating economic activities and strengthening existing enterprises in the region and endeavours to reflect the major sectoral activities of its region through the development of research, innovation, training and enterprise development services.  The Institute maintains active links with state agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Donegal County Council, the Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo Local Enterprise Offices the Chamber of Commerce and IBEC.

LyIT is the originator and promoter for the Tech North West Skillnet. We see this as an excellent way in strengthening our links with industry in the North West and developing the skill and talent base of employees. We are happy to support and grow this initiative in the years ahead.

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Testimonials

We have used the services of the network to train a number of our staff. Our senior staff did a brilliant course in Leadership which helped us greatly. We regularly use the network for IT and Health and Safety training. It is great to have quality training provided locally. And our staff really benefit from training with people from other businesses.

Denis Sheridan

Owner

Tech NorthWest Skillnet has provided us with exceptional support and training in recent years, which has enabled us to remain competitive in a shifting Technology sector. Our employees have availed of fantastic opportunities to up-skill as a result of this valuable partnership with the Network, specifically in the area of specialist vendor education.

Gareth Houston

Manager, Learning & Talent Dev.

We engage with the Tech NorthWest Skillnet for both training provision and networking opportunities. The training delivered enables many of our members companies to up-skill their staff in a cost effective way. The networking events have also proved very helpful in making valuable business contacts. Our partnership with Tech NorthWest Skillnet is a key relationship for our members.

Toni Forrester

CEO