IBM SkillsBuild

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Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet is proud to partner with IBM


Eligible applicants can now access IBM SkillsBuild totally FREE.


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.  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 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 IT 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.

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.



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.


How to Apply

1. Simply Click “Apply Now”

2. Complete the form ensuring you use a google or gmail, email address.

2. Applications are reviewed fortnightly and eligibility assessed

3. Once your application has been reviewed, ICT Skillnet will contact you via email with instructions on how to access the learning

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


This programme is open to individuals and companies, for more information please contact Carmella on

*credentials & learning – IBM, Red Hat, Linux, Fortinet, Udemy, CorpAcademy, Adobe, Credly, IPMA, Open University

Digital Badges

Earn free digital credentials from IBM and their partners as you complete learning and gain core technology and workplace skills.  Add these badges to your professional networking profile to showcase your skills and boost your career prospects.

Allow 24-48 hours for badge issuing upon course completion.