Welcome to your Skillnet Ireland training programme. This Trainee Profile Form is used by Skillnet Ireland and Shannon Chamber Skillnet (the “Learning Network”) to collect profile information relating to participants on training programmes partially or fully-funded by Skillnet Ireland from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills (DES). We ask you to complete this Form where you will share certain personal details. At the end of your Skillnet Ireland training programme you will be asked to complete a Reaction to Learning Form. The data you provide is invaluable to our continued efforts to provide a wide range of relevant and desirable training programmes, to communicate with you, and to enable us to operate effectively. Skillnet Ireland and the Learning Network will comply with all applicable Data Protection Legislation in the processing of the information and personal data provided by you in this Form and the Reaction to Learning Form. Your data will be processed in line with the Skillnet Ireland Trainee Privacy Statement which you can access on the Skillnet Ireland website.

Your information will be shared with third parties in certain specific circumstances: 1) for the purposes of delivering Skillnet Ireland training programmes via the Learning Network 2) for the purposes of securely storing participant information with our IT services provider 3) for the purpose of conducting surveys to evaluate the quality and impact of the programmes delivered by the Learning Network. For such surveys, you may be contacted at some point in the future (no longer than 24 months following completion of your training with the Learning Network) either by telephone or email 4) for the purpose of providing DES with statistical information to help inform national policy in relation to skills. Only aggregated and statistical data will be reported to the DES. Should you have any queries in relation to this information please email the Skillnet Ireland Data Protection Officer at dpo@skillnetireland.ie