SMEs are showing improved signs of staff investment and expansion. That's the message from Skillnets - the national agency responsible for funding and supporting training networks - as it recently launched its Annual Report.
Figures from the report reveal that in Wexford approximately 258 local companies took part in training programmes with 623 trainees availing of 2,512 training days.
Across the country, 86 per cent of the companies that benefited from a €24.9m investment in training and development in 2014 were SMEs. Over 291,000 training days were delivered during 2014 through 5,537 training courses. This resulted in the up-skilling of over 46,000 employees across 10,879 companies, demonstrating a strong focus on business development among SMEs.