What we do

Space Industry Skillnet is an enterprise-led training network that organises essential training for Irish companies who are, or who want to be, involved in the delivery of technology and services to the European Space Agency (ESA) in support of it’s space programmes (www.esa.int).

Training Programmes

Space Industry Skillnet provides the following range of training programmes that respond to the training needs of it’s member companies but also respond to specific training requirements of it’s members, delivering training locally and at all levels of your organisation.


  • Quality Assurance in the space industry
  • Space Payload Safety
  • Space Qualified Soldering and Electronic Assembly (ECSS)
  • IPC-610E & IPC-7711B/7721B Certified Instructor / Specialist Training
  • Space Environmental Testing
  • Doing Business with ESA
  • Writing a winning ESA Proposal
  • Space Programme Management
  • Earth Observation Data Analysis
  • AS9100 Quality Training
  • Space Reliability Engineering

Our Aims

Space Industry Skillnet is a national training network and operates in all technology sectors. The objective of Space Industry Skillnet is to encourage and enable more Irish companies to consider the space industry as a truly commercial opportunity and to provide them with the skills to grow their business and succeed in a fast changing world.

Promoting Agency

Steering Group

Member Companies

About Skillnet Ireland

Skills Connect: Supports for those seeking employment

Space Industry Skillnet supports the workforce development needs of businesses within the space and high technology sector. If you are currently not in employment and wish to up-skill of re-skill, you may interested in training offered by other Skillnet Networks through Skills Connect. Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found by clicking on the Skillnet Ireland website.


“RTT has through SIS accessed relevant, quality training at a reduced cost with flexibility to fit with our schedule.
Through Improved company and employee knowledge, attitude, competency and networking we are already seeing efficiencies, techniques and opportunities which enable us to put ourselves in a position to win more business”

Peter O'Kane

Engineering Manager, Realtime Technologies

“As a company, we have used Space Industry Skillnet in conjunction with ATEK Training for many years to upskill our Operations Trainers to a CIT level of IPC-A-610 and IPC-7711/7721.
Being an automotive company with a large workforce Space Industry Skillnet has given us the ability to train our employees in-house and customize the training to the company’s ever-growing needs.
As a busy electronics company, it’s essential to supply our many customers with a high-quality product.”

John A O’Leary

Operations Training Team Leader

“We engaged the services of SIS to assist us in bringing the necessary skills into the company, specifically relating to IPC standards. Having staff certified is a key differentiator when we are audited by our customers and leads to repeat business. For the staff there is the satisfaction of being certified in a key transferable skill.”

Bernard Mulcahy

Manufacturing Manager, Atalograph