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Meet Socrates

We were formed in September 2016 by our principals who all worked in the Intel Ireland Technical/ Academic Training team. Socrates Workforce Solutions is a unique collective of multi-skilled individuals who are capable of delivering a wide range of technical, managerial and new skills training to both Industry and Academia. Current customers include IMR, University of Limerick and DIT.

Paul Comiskey

- MSc BSc Hons ( in Applied Physics, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt)

Paul is an experienced engineer with 37 years experience in Military, Marine, Academic and Multinational Organizations holding such roles as:

  • Marine Officer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Lecturer

Paul has extensive international experience having worked in France, Saudi Arabia, Australia, China and a number of states in North America including Alaska.

Paul is currently the Engineer in Charge (EIC) for the Irish Golden Globe Entrant (GoldenGlobeRace.com)

James Kearney

- MSc BSc Hons (Electronics, Plasma Physics)

James is an experienced Electronics Engineer with 33 years in both the Medical and Semiconductor industries holding roles such as:

  • Electronic Design Engineer
  • Technical Sales Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Technical Training/Lecturer

James delivery style is highly interactive and his experience in facilitating adult learning courses has proven itself time and time again. From problem solving through to vacuum fundamentals, each course is filled with fun and challenging learning, and elicits the unique experience of the participants.


Tom Maher

- BEng Hons (Mechatronics, Marine Engineering)

Tom is an experienced engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the marine engineering and semiconductor industries. Toms skills include :

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • PLC’s
  • Microcontrollers
  • Vacuum systems
  • Lecturer

Tom has extensive experience delivering training programs, not only to industry but also at University and IT College levels, including online learning. All of Tom’s programs are based on a high level of practical application and are delivered in an engaging and enthusiastic style.