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First Polymer Training Skillnet

First Polymer Training 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.

First Polymer Training 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, First Polymer Training Skillnet has postponed its in-person training courses until further notice. Where possible, alternative methods of programme delivery are being mobilised.

First Polymer Training Skillnet will continue to take bookings for in-person programmes commencing at a later date in 2021. Our current range of online programmes are available to view at this link

We are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to businesses within the polymer sector.

Our Network contact details are.

Catherine Collins/ Edel Garavan

TEL: 090 6471223/ 087 2396447

EMAIL info@firstpolymer.com  or  c.collins@firstpolymer.com

We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website www.hse.ie 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.

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Hello Steven, I hope you and your loved ones are well and safe. I just wanted to thank you🙂 the last time when I’ve watched your online session, which included a chapter on graphics and curves, I decided to use them into my work on the daily basis and it works very well for me! I can't believe now that I didn't use these graphs every day, they give so much information and data. Working without a graphs is like driving a car without using a speedometer and tachometer and guessing how fast you are going. Sep 2020

The training was made enjoyable with discussion and interaction between trainer and the trainees. Very well presented course. (Siemens S7, Sept 2019)

Very good course, quite a lot of material covered

(Maintenance Electrical)

Very practical examples provided, easy to understand and implement

(Product and Process Validation)

Well-structured and presented, very good mixture of practical and theory

(Design of Experiments)