IBM SkillsBuild

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IBM SkillsBuild and Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet

Power your career in tech with in-demand skills, courses, and credentials – for free.

Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet is proud to partner with SkillsBuild, an innovative online and easy-to-navigate open learning platform developed and supported by IBM. Get the tools you need to support your career advancement journey, while earning credentials and getting guidance from technology experts. All at no cost.

Gain in-demand technology skills and earn digital credentials

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IBM SkillsBuild Overview – Free Tech Training

IBM SkillsBuild provides those looking to upskill or cross-skill with 1800+ free online, self-paced courses in technology and professional skills, as well as project-based learning, credentials* and coaching. Technical learning areas include artificial intelligence, customer service, cybersecurity, data analytics, information technology, IT project management and web development.

With IBM SkillsBuild you’ll also gain critical workplace skills, such as leadership skills, communication skills, problem solving skills, and writing skills, that are aligned to in-demand jobs. Plus, you can earn digital credentials to show employers what you’ve achieved! All this can take place within three to six months of enrolment, readying people for in-demand IT and non-IT roles across many industries.

Learners accessing SkillsBuild through Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet will be granted access to MyInnerGenius, an assessment tool that looks at what you can do, not just what you have done. It is designed to help you find careers in tech that fit your natural skills, abilities and personality. Regardless of your education or background, these assessments will help identify a role where you have the best chance to be successful now and in the future.

In addition, we can curate content from multiple providers on the SkillsBuild platform to make it easy for learners to access the topics that will be most beneficial for their learning development in a range of technology and professional discipline areas.

*credentials: IBM, Red Hat, Linux, Fortinet, Udemy, CorpAcademy, Adobe, Credly, IPMA, Open University


IBM SkillsBuild is available for both employed and unemployed individuals but you must be currently residing in the Republic of Ireland.

You will require a google account to be registered on the platform.

Digital Badges

Earn digital badges from IBM and other professional organisations – at no cost. Add these badges to your professional networking profile to showcase your skills and boost your career prospects.

How to Apply

Step 1. Click on the Apply Now button below

Step 2. Complete the form ensuring you use a google email (gmail) address.

Step 2. Applications are reviewed fortnightly and eligibility assessed

Step 3. Once your application has been reviewed, we’ll contact you with instructions on how to access the platform

Please note: Do not join the platform in advance of our email/invite as you will not be able to access the full SkillsBuild version that we will make available to you.

Gain in-demand technology skills and earn digital credentials

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