Learning Waves secures Skillnet Ireland Funding for 2023-2025.
Learning Waves is delighted to announce that it has secured funding from Skillnet Ireland for 2023-2025. The core funding under the networks main Training Networks Programme(TNP) has been secured for 3 years. Additional funding has been granted to the network for various projects for 2023 under a range of funding strands from Skillnet Ireland.
The funding will allow Learning Waves to build on the progress achieved over the last 3 years. Over the last three years the network has supported members as they navigated through the Covid 19 pandemic. Training courses and delivery methods were adjusted to meet members needs and in response to this, the network saw a significant increase in members engaging in training over the last 3 years. New courses and new trainers were also a key feature of the networks programme over the last 3 years. In addition to the delivery of the core training programmes, the network undertook research to look at the Impact of Covid 19 on Irelands Independent Radio Sector and research to determine the supports required by managers in the area of Diversity and Inclusion. A pilot programme on Environmental Sustainability for Radio Stations was delivered to members and will be further developed over the next 3 years.
Teresa Hanratty, Project Manager with Learning Waves Skillnet said the securing the funding is 'testament to the sectors committment to the training and development of the people working in the sector'. The network was awarded the IMRO 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award for its contribution to the sector during the pandemic, an achievement that Hanratty is very proud of. According to Hanratty, the 2023-2025 funding will allow the network to grow and develop further its contribution to the sector and the finanical contribution from Skillnet Ireland and from the sector will offer significant support to members as they navigate the changes that are ahead in the media landscape in Ireland. It is an exciting time to be involved in the media landscape in Ireland and Learning Waves is equipped to support the sector and Skillnet Ireland in the continual development of talent in Ireland.
Speaking about the funding Patricia Monahan, Learning Waves Chairperson had this to say : ‘We are delighted to receive funding from Skillnet to continue to provide training to the independent radio sector until 2025. We have seen increasing demand for our courses over the last few years and have developed a wide variety of new training resources in response to the ever changing needs of the radio industry and our members. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Learning Waves to thank Skillnet for the important role we play and look forward to working with them to continue to innovate and evolve over the next 3 years’.
For more details go to www.learningwaves.ie.